The Melbourne University Geomatics Society (MUGS) is a club for a variety of different students — from Engineers to Urban Planners to Earth Scientists to Surveyors.
Geomatics is a spatial science that encompasses a broad range of disciplines that focus on measurements and mapping.
As such, it is ideal for someone who enjoys a good mix of indoor and outdoor work. The knowledge gained can also be applied to a broad range of fields.
Students within MUGS generally study a Bachelor of Science or Design, Master of Engineering (Spatial, Environmental, Civil, Digital Infrastructure) or Surveying and Geospatial Sciences at either Melbourne University or RMIT.
At MUGS, we run events — both big and small — including; an annual industry Ball, Pool Competition, workshops and End of Year pub night. MUGS also links students, staff and the Geomatics Industry and hosts regular networking events connecting jobseekers and industry. This provides students with direct networking opportunities while presenting a broad range of employers from Engineering to Planning to Government firms.
- To facilitate links between students interested in Geomatics, industry partners and the careers and employment department to resource students about the employment industry.
- To provide a social outlet for students interested in Geomatics of all year levels and with staff in Geomatics.
- To be a support network for all students of all year levels interested in Geomatics.
- To foster interaction and shared experience by current students in all year levels with students who have graduated with a Geomatics Degree, Diploma or Major, as appropriate.
Interested in finding out more about joining MUGS?
Email, or visit our Facebook community and join our Facebook group for job postings, or simply follow our LinkedIn!
This article was written by Baden Coates | President (2022-2023)
Melbourne University Geomatics Society (MUGS)
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