What will I learn?

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.

Graduate sooner

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.

Professional accreditation

The Master of Spatial Science Technology is not accredited by any professional bodies other than the University of Southern Queensland.

Career outcomes

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.

Other majors

The other specialisation for the Master of Spatial Science Technology is Surveying.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences

CRICOS

093265E

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,200.00 (18,84,368) per year
Start date

Expected July 2022

Venue

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Toowoomba Campus,

487-535 West Street,

TOOWOOMBA,

Queensland,

4350, TOOWOOMBA, Australia

Online/Distance (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,200.00 (18,84,368) per year
Start date

Expected July 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have Australian university three or four-year Bachelor degree in an approved discipline, or equivalent. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic only) score of 6.5 (or better)(no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based) score of 570 (with a minimum Test of Written English score TWE 5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) score of 230 (with an essay rating of at least 5); TOEFL (internet based) score of 90 (or better) (with 20 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) score of 58 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 58); Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)/ C1 Advanced or Proficiency (CPE)/C2 Proficiency with a score of 176 or above. No less than 169 in each skill.

For international students

Australian university three or four-year Bachelor degree in an approved discipline, or equivalent.

IELTS (Academic only) - 6.5 (or better) (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based) - 570 (or better) (with a minimum Test of Written English Score of TWE 5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) - 230 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 5); TOEFL (internet based) - 90 (or better) (with 20 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 58 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 58); Cambridge English Scale Scores for FCE, CAE and CPE3 - Cambridge English: First (FCE) with a score of 176 or above. No less than 169 in each skill.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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