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Masters by Coursework
- Master of Geospatial Intelligence
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 2 years full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Curtin Perth
Increase your knowledge of geospatial science, and strengthen your skills in location-allocation, dataset integration and modelling.
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 helps urban planners to make informed site selections; conservationists to predict impacts from climate change; agriculturalists to improve paddock management decisions; and geologists to construct models to narrow the exploration search space.
In this course you'll increase your knowledge of geospatial intelligence and strengthen your skills in geospatial analytics, location-allocation, dataset integration and modelling of multiple datasets. You'll also learn how to write scripts to automate complex tasks.
In your second year, you'll undertake a critical literature review and complete a significant research project on a chosen topic.
You'll graduate with skill sets that combine remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), data management, visualisation and other geospatial tools that enable you to describe, analyse, dissect and interpret large, diverse datasets.
This is a nested course that is suitable for those seeking to boost or change their career. The graduate certificate and graduate diploma courses are stepping stones to this master course.
See our handbook for more course information.
Graduates may be eligible for full membership of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute.
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
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.
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)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
- Pearson Test of English Academic: 60
- Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): 176
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.
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, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
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: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
Domestic fee paying postgraduate
Fee year: 2021
What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?
A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.
Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.
Fees are indicative only.
* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
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- Curtin course code: MC-GEOSPI
- CRICOS code: 0100574
- Last updated on: January 28, 2021