Geographical Information Systems

A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time l Part-time
Location: On campus

Courses 

Course name: Graduate Certificate in Geographical Information Systems
Duration (full-time equivalent):  6 months
SATAC code: 2GC083
CRICOS code: 064259K

Course name: Graduate Diploma in Geographical Information Systems
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1 year
SATAC code: 2GD067
CRICOS code: 064260F

Course name: Master of Geospatial Information Science
Duration (full-time equivalent): 2 years
SATAC code: 2CM138
CRICOS code:
079420E

Overview

Geospatial Information Science (GISc) is the study of the theory and practice of spatial analysis through the use of geographical information systems and remote sensing technologies.

This articulated program provides students with advanced knowledge in the theory and application of Geographical Information Systems and remote sensing and is intended for students with an undergraduate degree that is not related to studies in GISc.

The program provides a theoretical and practical framework for graduates from a range of backgrounds, as well as those from the public sector and non-government organisations wishing to extend their choice of career path by acquiring knowledge and skills in the capture, analysis and communication of spatially-referenced information.

Students will develop and implement GISc skills and knowledge applicable to a range of areas, such as environmental management, urban and regional planning, human geography and environmental health, land-use dynamics, natural resources management, ecosystem services, biological sciences and archaeology.

Students completing the Master of Geospatial Information Science will be able to undertake research and analysis using spatially referenced data and prepare research reports applicable to various fields of GISc application.

What will I study?

Refer to the course rule:

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution.

The Faculty Board may under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.

The articulated graduate program in GISc is not available to graduates of the Bachelor of Applied Geographical Information Systems or of equivalent undergraduate courses from other tertiary institutions.

International students: Entry and English language requirements

Applications

Domestic students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC
Application closing dates:

Check SATAC.

 

 

International students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply
Application closing dates: Semester 1 - 30 November of the year preceding admission
Semester 2 - 31 May of that year.

 

Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Graduate Certificate in Geographical Information Systems

Place type: Full fee paying

2016: $11,340

2016: $13,700
2017: $14,500
Graduate Diploma in Geographical Information Systems

Place type: Full fee paying

2016: $22,680

2016: $27,400
2017: $29,000
Master of Geospatial Information Science

Place type: Full fee paying

2016: $22,626

2016: $27,400
2017: $29,000

Note:

  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.