Master of Spatial Science Technology (Geographic Information Systems)
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.
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.
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.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 9352|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 23660|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- 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.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Friday 19 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.
- Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 28 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.