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Geographical Information Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #651 (QS) ,
The Master of Geographical Information Science from the Universiti Teknologi Mara  is a one (1) full year programme  specifically  designed to allow students to achieve a thorough understanding of geographical information concepts and theory as well as an exposure to research and applications.



The Master of Geographical Information Science from the Universiti Teknologi Mara programme is designed in particular for future managers and decision makers of various government sectors or private agencies for mapping, land management, environment, forestry, agriculture, geology, urban and regional planning, security, disaster, business, information technology etc. Graduates of this program can become GIS project managers, application specialists and software developers. Those who continue as professionals in other fields will be fully competent to integrate geographical information technologies into their work.

All subjects to be introduced to students encompasses theory and industry-input based. GIS industry players in Malaysia and abroad will be given a prominent role as a part-time lecturer or dissertation supervisors in providing the required knowledge to the students during the course of their studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Geographical Information Science 
  • Managing Geographical Information System 
  • Geomapping Science 
  • Geovisualisation 
  • Programming for Spatial Science 
  • Remote Sensing Applications 
  • Geospatial Analysis and Modeling 
  • Geospatial Statistics 
  • Di ssertation 
  • Innovations in GIS 
  • GIS for Environment Management 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      1-2 years
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      2-4 years
  • Credits
    40 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

CGPA of at least 2.50 

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Any Bachelor’s degree in Science and Technology as well as the Social Science courses or its equivalent from any recognized institution of higher learning local or abroad with a CGPA of at least 2.50 or Second Class Lower.
  • Other qualifications recognized by the Senate of the University.
  • Candidates will be invited for interview and admitted at the discretion of the Programme Admission Panel.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2336 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1168 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
International Tuition Fees Per Semester (RM): 4,840 

Living costs for Kuala Lumpur

  • 2210 - 3820 MYR/month
    Living Costs

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