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Master of Spatial Science Technology Specialisation Geographic Information Systems

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

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 2 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul

Overview

  • 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.
  • 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.

Career outcomes

  • As a GIS graduate, you could work in GIS, spatial information analysis, planning, mapping and spatial data management.

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 and this degree 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.

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.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 16 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Specialisation courses 8
2 x approved courses 2
research courses 6
Total 16

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Other specialisations

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

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

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 35200
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 35200

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 093265E

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2022 - Monday 21 February, 2022
  • Semester 2, 2022 - Monday 11 July, 2022
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