Master of Geographic Information Science (1.5 years)
Advance your career in the geospatial realm in less than 2 years
Study advanced Geographic Information Science (GIS) – covering electives such as spatial analysis, remote-sensing and web mapping. Complete a research project to build on project management skills for the real world. Finish in 1.5 years.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
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Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
- Access specialist laboratories featuring the latest applications.
- Study advanced areas of GIS and choose electives to match your career ambitions.
- Undertake a semester-long GIS and/or remote-sensing research project.
- Graduate with advanced computing, implementation and management skills.
- Urban planner
- Built environment consultant
- Environment and resource manager
- Mineral exploration consultant
- Geospatial application developer
- Environmental scientist
- Web map publisher
- Landscape modeller
To be eligible for entry, you'll need:
- a bachelor degree in science (mathematics, physics, computer science), environmental science, environmental management, geographical science, geology, surveying, geometrics, engineering, or an approved discipline.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants must satisfy the UQ English language proficiency requirements for admission.
If you've completed previous study, you may be eligible to receive credit for – or exemption from – certain subjects in a UQ program. Assessment of prior learning and the granting of credit or exemption will be consistent with the Recognition of Prior Learning Policy (limits in section 2.4).
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.
This program is available to be taken externally, on a part-time basis.