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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Master of Geographic Information Science (MGIS)

Gain the geospatial data skills to advance your career in ecology, exploration, health, planning, maths, cartography, surveying, geography or environmental science.

If you're looking to advance your career in ecology, mineral and oil exploration, health, urban and regional planning, mathematics, cartography, surveying, geography or environmental science, this two year full-time program will equip you with all the geospatial data skills you need.

Access specialist laboratories that feature the latest applications for GIS, remote-sensing, automating geospatial tasks with programming, and web map publishing.

Use online GIS data and applications for key national data such as the population census, Earth observation and national mapping services for society and the environment, to gain a comprehensive understanding of these applications across many sectors.

Study advanced areas of GIS and choose from electives including spatial analysis, remote-sensing, web mapping and related professional skills development.

During the latter part of your Master’s studies, you'll also have the opportunity to undertake a semester-long GIS and/or remote-sensing research project, where you'll gain practical field-related experience while enhancing your report writing and project management skills.

All of this will enable you to graduate with advanced computing skills in GIS software, competence in GIS and remote-sensing operations, and sought-after project implementation and management skills.

 

Program highlights

  • Access specialist laboratories featuring the latest applications.
  • Study advanced areas of GIS and choose electives to match your career ambitions.
  • Undertake a semester-long GIS and/or remote-sensing research project.
  • Graduate with advanced computing, implementation and management skills.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.

Intakes

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Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process

Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Regional planner
  • Built environment consultant
  • Environment and resource manager
  • Mineral exploration consultant
  • Geospatial application developer
  • Environmental researcher
  • Cartographer
  • Web map publisher
  • Landscape modeller
  • Ecologist

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Postgraduate.

 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Prerequisites
Bachelor degree in any field; or
Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science.

UQ or equivalent GPA of 4.5 or above on a 7 point scale.