Postgraduate

Master of Geographic Information Science



Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are now widely accepted as a technology for examining objects and events in space and time, and spatial analysis is an important skill which is required in many disciplines and careers.


1.5-2
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

"According to the world’s leading vendor of GIS software - The Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI - 2014), GIS and spatial analysis is now a core component of the following industries: Aid and Development, Business, Defence and

Intelligence, Education, Government, Health and Human Services, Mapping and Charting, Natural Resources, Public Safety,

Transportation, Utilities and Communications (http://www.esri.com/industries.)
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"According to the world’s leading vendor of GIS software - The Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI - 2014), GIS and spatial analysis is now a core component of the following industries: Aid and Development, Business, Defence and

Intelligence, Education, Government, Health and Human Services, Mapping and Charting, Natural Resources, Public Safety,

Transportation, Utilities and Communications (http://www.esri.com/industries.)
"
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Career Opportunities

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Further Study

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Fees and scholarships

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Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2019
$59,800.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

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International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2018
$78,600.00
Total Course Fee - 2019
$78,600.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

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Course details


Everything on the Earth exists in some place and time. Location is an important part of understanding the nature of a phenomenon and its relationships with other aspects of a system. The Master of Geographic Information Science provides a grounding in both theory and practice. You will be competent in advanced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) techniques, spatial problem solving, and implementation and management of GIS projects.



About The Course

You’ll develop technical and research skills applicable to a range of disciplines relying on the use of spatial analytic techniques. It’s a grounding in both theory and application, equipping you with the skills necessary to compete in the spatial industry.


Master of Geographic Information Science

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 2, Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA Handbook
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 71570
CRICOS code
  • 083877D
Master of Geographic Information Science
Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 2, Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA Handbook
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 71570
CRICOS code
  • 083877D
Full time/part time duration
  • 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Geographic Information Science
  • Master of Geographic Information Science

Course Structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Why study Geographic Information Science

Geographic Information Science professionals are valued by organisations looking to develop powerful location-based solutions to a range of issues in various industries. You’ll be trained in all aspects of GIS, in both the use of GIS technology and the analysis of spatial data.

Geographic Information Science professionals are valued by organisations looking to develop powerful location-based solutions to a range of issues in various industries.

You’ll be trained in all aspects of GIS, in both the use of GIS technology and the analysis of spatial data.

Once completed, you’ll have an expert understanding of spatial data and its analysis, including:

  • spatial problem-solving abilities at a professional level
  • the knowledge and skills required to apply GIS in a broad set of applications (increasing your career options)
  • a range of analyses using both vector and raster data sets
  • new spatial data
  • how to combine multiple analyses to solve real world problems.

You’ll be exposed to recent technological developments in GIS in GIS Programming, Remote Sensing, and Readings in Cartography and Geovisualisation, which capture the emerging technical areas of software application development, data development and web-based deployment of spatial information respectively.
The GIS Project (dissertation) requires you to apply the concepts you have learned to a real world project in an industry of your choice.


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