Geographical Information Science

Universiti Teknologi Mara

12 months
2336 USD/year
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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.

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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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


40 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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.

International Tuition Fees Per Semester (RM): 4,840 


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