Duration

2 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2018

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

32

Faculty

Science

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Geographic Information Science.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in any field; or

Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science.

UQ or equivalent GPA of 4.5 or above on a 7 point scale.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

Semester 1 - Monday before semester 1 commences. Contact School for details.

Semester 2 - Monday before semester 2 commences. Contact School for details.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Email: sees@enquire.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 6455

Web: http://www.sees.uq.edu.au

Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing 2018

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

32

Faculty

Science

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Geographic Information Science.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in any field; or

Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science.

UQ or equivalent GPA of 4.5 or above on a 7 point scale.

CRICOS Code: 084723C

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web: http://www.sees.uq.edu.au

Enquire online

Why study the Master of Geographic Information Science?

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.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Geographic Information Science.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Study options

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

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in any field; or

Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science.

UQ or equivalent GPA of 4.5 or above on a 7 point scale.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

Semester 1 - Monday before semester 1 commences. Contact School for details.

Semester 2 - Monday before semester 2 commences. Contact School for details.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in any field; or

Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science.

UQ or equivalent GPA of 4.5 or above on a 7 point scale.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 084723C

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

What you can do with a Master of Geographic Information Science

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 organisations:

  • Spatial Sciences Institute

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Geographic Information Science

To complete the Master of Geographic Information Science, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student must complete #32 in total, comprising:

  • #8 from part A;
  • #10 from part B;
  • #4 from part D; and
  • #10 from part B or part C or any combination of both parts.
Refer to MGIS rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Geographic Information Science.

Program Rules for the Master of Geographic Information Science

Early exit points

Based upon course selection, students may be able to exit this award with the: