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What will I learn?

This course focuses on the integration of hardware, software for capturing, managing, manipulating, analysing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information (spatial) data and the utilisation of a GIS that reveals relationships. This field covers GIS concepts including spatial data structures, data sources and transfer methods, projections and coordinate systems, georeferencing, metadata, supporting software, global positioning systems, the acquisition and compilation of data from maps, field surveys, aerial photographs and satellite images, the integration of remote sensing and GIS, as well as fundamental and advanced spatial analysis techniques such as overlay, extraction, and interpolation, etc. The area of research also covers integration of satellite technology and GIS for various multi-disciplinary earth observation applications in disaster modeling, environmental applications, marine and coastal applications, natural resources and urban development applications.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 2 years (4 semesters) and maximum of 5 years (10 semesters ))

Tuition fees
1st semester: RM 7,212.50; 2nd-4th semesters: RM 5,262.50; 5th-6th semesters: RM 4,700; 7th and subsequent semesters: RM 5,200; Cost for max 4 years: RM 42,800; Cost for max 5 years: RM 53,200
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Universiti Putra Malaysia

SERDANG,

Selangor,

43400, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The applicant should possess: a Master Degree (with coursework) in a relevant field with a minimum grade average of B, or a Master Degree with thesis in a relevant field, or an outstanding Bachelor’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.750 (such an applicant may apply direct admission even without a Master Degree). Admission into the programme is subject to any other requirement specified by the Faculty/Institute. An applicant from a local public university who is in the final semester of his undergraduate study programme may be considered for provisional admission provided his current CGPA or its equivalent satisfies the graduate programme admission requirements. English Language Requirements: International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) Band 6.0; Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL), Paper Based - 550; 400 for Band 4.0 only for Malay language, Arabic, Chinese Literature, internet-based test (IBT)- 79-80.

For international students

Bachelor Degree in Engineering with CGPA 3.75; or

Master Degree in Engineering (with thesis); or

Master Degree in Engineering (with thesis and coursework) with CGPA 3.00; or

Master Degree in Engineering without thesis (coursework) with CGPA 3.25; or

Master Degree in Engineering without thesis (coursework) with CGPA 3.00 and at least three (3) years working experience in relevant ­field ; or

Master Degree in Sciences (with thesis and coursework) with CGPA 3.50; or

Master Degree in Sciences without thesis (coursework) with CGPA 3.50; or

Master Degree in Sciences without thesis (coursework) with CGPA 3.25 and at least three (3) years working experience in relevant ­field; or

Master Degree in Sciences without thesis (coursework) with CGPA 3.00 and at least ­five (5) years working experience in relevant ­field.

For applicants with one of the following

550 for the TOEFL Paper-based Test (Academic Version); or

Band 6.0 for IELTS (Academic Training); or

79-80 for TOEFL Internet-based Test (Academic Version); or

Level 109 for CIEP at ELS Language Centre; or

Any English Language Test which is equivalent to B2 in Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

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