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MGIS Geographic Information Science

Catalog id : 5177
 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
1.5 Years
 Start month
March

 Tuition fee

International
34944 AUD
National
22000 AUD

Application fee

International 100 AUD
National 100 AUD
Department
Faculty of Science
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)87
TOEFL-PBT (min)570

About this course

The postgraduate programs in Geographic Information Science produce high-quality graduates with both technical and research skills in advanced areas of geographic information science. Graduates are competent in basic and advanced computing skills especially in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software; various GIS and remote sensing operations; and implementation and management of GIS projects.

The program also covers applications of GIS and remote sensing technologies to various areas; resource analysis through remote sensing and airphoto interpretation; expert systems and decision support systems; and research, both applied and theoretical, in the field of spatial information systems.

Study options:

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

  • Doctor of Philosophy

Careers:

Graduates of this program are professionally qualified in the field of geographic information science and can apply the techniques of management and analysis of geographic information to a range of discipline areas, which can lead to careers in local, state and federal governments, semi-government agencies, private industry and research institutions.

Professional memberships:

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Spatial Sciences Institute

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Students can contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

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Eligibility Criteria

Academic Requirement:

 For Australian students:

  • Bachelor degree in science (mathematics, physics, computer science); environmental science; environmental management; geographical science; geology; surveying; geometrics; engineering; or an approved discipline. UQ or equivalent GPA of 4.5 or above on a 7 point scale.

 For International students:

  • Bachelor degree in science (mathematics, physics, computer science); environmental science; environmental management; geographical science; geology; surveying; geometrics; engineering; or an approved discipline. UQ or equivalent GPA of 4.5 or above on a 7 point scale.
  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6.Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening)

English language requirement:

  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. 
  • Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening).

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Course Modules

      Course Code Course Title       

      Part A:

  • ENVM7003 Applied Research Methods
  • GEOM7200 Geographical Information and Data Analysis
  • INFS7900 Introduction to Information Systems
  • MATH7040 Basic Mathematics

      Part B:

  • GEOM7000 Introduction to Earth Observation Sciences (EOS)
  • GEOM7001 Advanced Earth Observation Sciences (EOS)
  • GEOM7002 Advanced Geographical Information Systems
  • GEOM7004 Geospatial Processing and Web Mapping
  • GEOM7005 Geographical Information Systems
  • GEOS7400 Research Topic 1 (Geographical Sciences)

      Part C:

  • CONS6017 Landscape Ecology
  • ENVM7200 Coastal Processes & Management
  • ENVM7201 Catchment Processes & Management
  • ENVM7202 Resource Management & Environmental Planning
  • ENVM7205 Climate Change and Environmental Management
  • ENVM7206 Tools for Environmental Assessment and Analysis
  • ENVM7523 Systems Thinking for Sustainability
  • GEOG7000 Applied Demography
  • GEOG7002 Global Population Issues
  • GEOS7103 Biogeography & Geomorphology
  • GEOS7403 Research Project (Geographical Sciences)
  • INFS7903 Relational Database Systems
  • PLAN7120 Planning Theory
  • PLAN7122 Urban Design
  • PLAN7124 Strategic Metropolitan Planning
  • WRIT6001 Academic English & Thesis Writing for International Students

      Part D:

  • GEOM7400 Geographic Information Science Research Project

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How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form. 

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