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Geographic Information Science and Geography Double Degree

Geographic Information Science Double Degree Major (BSc/BA) - BSc (GIS)/BA (Geography) - MDDU-GISSS Science and Engineering
Guaranteed ATAR 75 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration Four years full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Course overview

Geography is largely focused on how and why physical and cultural phenomena not only differ from location to location but how they interact, develop and change over time. Geographic Information Science (GIScience) is the science of capturing, representing, processing and analysing geographic information.

View the Geography Double Degree Major units

The degree prepares work-ready graduates capable of acquiring data using GPS, processing remote sensing imagery and solving location-allocation problems. Combining Geography and GIScience into a double degree provides the modern geographer with new opportunities to link powerful spatial analytical tools to help solve highly topical problem areas such as food security, health geography and natural resource sustainability. GIScience is only available with Geography within this Science/Arts double degree.

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • GIS/Spatial Analyst
  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Climate Expert
  • Health Geographer
  • Demographer or Planner (e.g. rural, housing, community development, park and recreation, utilities).

Admission criteria

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed below, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Guaranteed ATAR This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.


STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

STAT is not accepted for entry, but may be used to meet English competency requirements.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

ATAR-related adjustments

Details of the types of ‘bonus points’ commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin page.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most recent intake period.

Mature age entry

Discover other ways you can qualify

Essential WACE courses

  •  Mathematics: Applications ATAR

Desirable WACE courses

Mathematics: Methods ATAR

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Professional recognition

Upon graduation you may be eligible for membership in the relevant society or institute of your chosen area of study. Please see the individual majors or contact your course coordinator.

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.