The bachelor of spatial science (honours) program provides students with the educational requirements to become a professional spatial scientist and the ability to undertake postgraduate studies. The program equips students with a core of basic theoretical, scientific, analytical, managerial, professional, research and communication skills that will permit them to undertake an in-depth study of the fundamental science and practice of spatial science in surveying. In addition, students obtain knowledge of the natural, legal, commercial, industrial and social environments in which they will function as professionals. The program instills in students the need for continuing professional development and gives them the ability to adapt to change. The program is designed to identify, and award honours to, students who have the capacity to undertake study at an advanced level and to make an original contribution to the fundamental science and practice of spatial science. The award of honours will be determined by academic performance and is normally based on a student's grade point average (GPA). USQ is the leading provider of spatial science degree programs giving the opportunity to get students career to where they want it to be. Throughout the program, students will work with modern satellite based global positioning systems and geographic information technologies, and get practical with surveying projects in land development and mining that will prepare them for their future career as a professional surveyor. With all the study and hard work students will put in, their final year will give them a chance to further develop their skills and explore their passion through the exciting end of year research project. The bachelor of spatial science (honours) (surveying) is fully accredited by the surveyors board of Queensland and is recognised in every Australian state and in New Zealand through reciprocal arrangements. The degree, together with relevant industry experience, enables registration and/or licensing as a professional surveyor with the boards of surveyors in Australia and New Zealand.