Geographic Information Science

University of Queensland

24 months
41040 AUD/year
28660 AUD/year
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The postgraduate programs in Geographic Information Science produce high-quality graduates with both technical and research skills in advanced areas of geographic information science. Geographic Information Science program is offered at the University of Queensland.


Graduates are competent in basic and advanced computing skills especially in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software; various GIS and remote sensing operations; and implementation and management of GIS projects. 

The Geographic Information Science program from University of Queensland also covers applications of GIS and remote sensing technologies to various areas; resource analysis through remote sensing and airphoto interpretation; expert systems and decision support systems; and research, both applied and theoretical, in the field of spatial information systems.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Spatial Sciences Institute

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Applied Research Methods 
  • Fundamentals of Geographic Information and Technologies 
  • Introduction to Information Systems 
  • Basic Mathematics 
  • Analysis of Scientific Data 
  • Introduction to Earth Observation Sciences (EOS) 
  • Advanced Earth Observation Sciences (EOS) 
  • Advanced Geographical Information Systems 
  • Geospatial Processing and Web Mapping 
  • Geographical Information Systems 
  • Research Topic  (Geographical Sciences) 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




32 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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).
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

 CRICOS code: 084723C

  • Bachelor degree in any field; or
  • Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science.
  • UQ or equivalent GPA of 4.5 or above on a 7 point scale.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41040 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41040 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    28660 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28660 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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