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Geospatial Intelligence

Geospatial Intelligence

Masters by Coursework


Master of Geospatial Intelligence
2 years full-time
Curtin Perth


Increase your knowledge of geospatial science, and strengthen your skills in location-allocation, dataset integration and modelling.

Geospatial Intelligence


Learn to apply your studies to real industry challenges and situations.

Highly ranked course

Curtin is ranked 40th in the world for earth and marine sciences (QSWUR by Subject 2020)

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.

Geospatial intelligence is the field of extracting actionable knowledge from location-based data.

It can help urban planners to make better informed site selection decisions, conservationists to predict impacts from climate change, agriculturalists to improve paddock management decisions, and geologists to construct models to narrow the exploration search space.

Students will graduate from these courses with skillsets combining remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), data management, visualisation and other geospatial tools that enable them to describe, analyse, dissect and interpret large, diverse datasets. 

This course will help you increase your knowledge of geospatial intelligence, and strengthen your skills in geospatial analytics, location-allocation, dataset integration and modelling of multiple datasets. You will also learn how to write scripts to automate complex tasks. 

In your second year, you will be required to undertake a critical literature review and complete a significant research project on a chosen topic. 

This course is suitable for those seeking a career change or to boost their career.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Professional recognition

Graduates may become eligible for full membership of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI).

What you'll learn

  • apply advanced principles of geospatial technology to a range of application areas
  • critically analyse spatial data and issues to devise novel and appropriate solutions
  • investigate and select appropriate datasets/imagery and software to analyse, transform, and present findings using methods suitable to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • recognise and be engaged in spatial issues that occur in other countries and/or on global scales
  • appreciate and interact with people across different cultures and respect different perspectives
  • collaborate with industry to develop professional initiative, problem solving ability, team and communication skills as well as gain exposure to real-world, location-based, problems

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5
  • Pearson Test of English Academic: 60
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): 176

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Desirable course prerequisites

Specifically, applicants require a recognised Bachelor Degree in any discipline. A background in mathematics or statistics equivalent to first-year university level is recommended. Applicants without this background may be required to undertake appropriate preparatory units.

Other requirements and notes for this course

Applicants for a Master Degree (Coursework) are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Tel: +61 8 9266 5888

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Fees & charges

International student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Indicative essential incidental course fee $65*
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $19,000*
Total indicative course fee $76,000*
Indicative year 1 fee $38,000*

Fee year: 2021

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Indicative essential incidental course fee $65*
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $19,400*
Total indicative course fee $77,600*
Indicative year 1 fee $38,800*

Fees are indicative only.

*Based on a first-year full-time study load of 0 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.


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  • Curtin course code: MC-GEOSPI
  • CRICOS code: 0100574
  • Last updated on: September 28, 2020