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Master of Spatial Science Technology (Geographic Information Systems)

Summary
Master of Spatial Science Technology Specialisation Geographic Information Systems (MSPT)
  • CRICOS: 093265E

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • Online

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 16 units

Duration
  • 2 year/s or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook

Widen your GIS skill set

USQ’s Master of Spatial Science Technology (Geographic Information Systems) is ideal if you have a three or four-year bachelor degree and you want to extend your knowledge in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Through this flexible 16 unit master’s degree you have the option to select GIS courses, including web-based geographic information systems, land studies and photogrammetry, as well as courses from related disciplines such as sustainable development, information systems and technology management.

You will also develop research methodology skills to complete a research project. Previous student projects have included mapping remnant vegetation in Western Downs, Queensland using high resolution ALOS satellite data.

The research project and dissertation is a stepping stone to further research degrees such as a PhD.

Graduate sooner

You may be able to graduate sooner with a Graduate Diploma of Spatial Science Technology after completing 8 units or a Graduate Certificate of Spatial Science Technology after completing 4 units.

Professional accreditation

The Master of Spatial Science Technology is not accredited by any professional bodies other than the University of Southern Queensland.

As a GIS graduate, you could work in GIS, spatial information analysis, planning, mapping and spatial data management. You could support practising professionals and make a difference in the future of GIS.

The other specialisation for the Master of Spatial Science Technology is Surveying.

Courses to be studied Units
Specialisation courses 8
plus 2 x approved courses 2
plus research courses
6
Total 16
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 29120
On-campus AUD 33520

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Australian university three or four-year Bachelor degree in an approved discipline, or equivalent. 

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Admission pathways

Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.


How to apply

CRICOS: 093265E

International students should complete this program within the CRICOS duration which is 2 years.

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - Monday 13 July 2020.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.