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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Master of Geographic Information Science

  • Masters (Coursework)

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

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
1.5 years full-time
Course Code
5177, 003927F
Intake Months
International Fees
$41,040 per year / $61,560 total

About this course

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 1.5 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.

Study locations

St Lucia


What you will learn

  • 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.

Career pathways

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

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