24 months
37440 AUD/year
28800 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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This Geospatial Science program at RMIT University prepares you for leadership roles in geospatial science, building your understanding of spatial analytics and big spatial data for making critical decisions about our built and natural environment.    

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You'll gain professional-level expertise in the analysis, management, capture and visualisation of spatial information, and become proficient in the latest technologies and infrastructures to support these skills. 

Through this Geospatial Science program at RMIT University you will develop a unique breadth of expertise across geospatial science, including:

  • knowledge of fundamental spatial information technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS), geospatial programming, spatial databases, and cloud and mobile geospatial computing.
  • advanced skills in mapping and visualisation for creating engaging and interactive geospatial presentations.  
  • knowledge of the latest spatial data capture systems, including satellite remote sensing, GPS satellite positioning, drone and aerial imagery, wearable sensors, sensor networks, and crowdsourced data.
  • specialised knowledge in key areas that complement geospatial science, and tailored to your specific needs, which may include environmental science, natural resource management, computer science, business and project management, architecture and urban planning, mathematics or statistics.


Graduates are well-equipped to take on advanced roles within the spatial sciences in an industry, government or research context.

These skills are in high demand both nationally and internationally across a wide range of industries and the government sector including:

  • environment and natural resources, such as environmental impact assessments, environmental monitoring, and agriculture and forestry
  • land development, such as land use planning, geodesign, spatial data infrastructures, and sustainable development
  • mining and exploration, including mineral exploration and environmental engineering
  • facilities management and construction, including site selection, insurance and logistics
  • transportation and utilities, such as water demand modelling, transport planning, mapping and navigation, and intelligent transportation
  • governance and policy, including urban planning, e-government and community mapping
  • emergency and disaster management, such as bushfire mapping, flood awareness, biosecurity, evacuation and emergency response
  • data analytics and ICT, including mobile and wearable computing, web-mapping, cloud computing, and information visualisation.

Geospatial Science graduates can choose from diverse career opportunities in many sectors including tourism, environmental management, surveying and property development, building and construction, land management, software development and marketing and sales.

Programme Structure

Course include:
  • GIS Fundamentals
  • Database Concepts 
  • Satellite Positioning 
  • Remote Sensing
  • GIS Principles 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS number: 092796G   

  • An Australian bachelor degree, or equivalent  OR 
  • You may also be considered if you have at least ten years’ of work experience in geospatial science, geometrics, land information, surveying, geography, environmental science, geology, earth science, or environmental engineering. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37440 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37440 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    28800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28800 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



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