Journal article

One Strategy for Repositioning Spatial Sciences Education in Australia

R Bennett, C Ogleby, I Bishop

JOURNAL OF SPATIAL SCIENCE | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2009

Abstract

Australian spatial sciences education is facing a paradox: the demand for graduates is steadily increasing yet enrolments remain static. This paper examines a new strategy aimed at resolving the paradox. To this end, the University of Melbourne's new degree structure and its impact on Geomatics are examined. The new model enables students to obtain a Geomatics Major within three years - as part of a Science or Environments degree - or a Masters in Engineering (Geomatics) within five years. Results from the first year of implementation suggest there have been increases in student quality, student engagement and the exposure of spatial sciences to undergraduates. Enrolments suggest Geomatics h..

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