Master of Philosophy - Geographic Information Science (By Research)

Curtin University

This program provides an opportunity for students to undertake a significant research investigation in the theory or application of geographic information systems. Thesis topics will be chosen from problems of continuing or emerging significance and often will relate strongly to relevant problems of industry and government.

Course Fee:


International: $79,000

Entry Requirements:

Strong academic record in appropriate graduate diploma; or an appropriate honours degree of at least second class level. Students may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

Structure:

This program has a Thesis Research core unit. Thesis in geographic information science, which constitutes the total study program and may not be completed in less than 1 year of full-time study. It is a requirement that two-thirds of this program is undertaken by research and only one-third by coursework.

Subjects you can Study:

Geographic information science

Study Pathways:

Credit for Recognised Learning is not normally granted for optional units.

Further information:

Curtin Course Code: MR-GISC

Who for:

Students who wish to undertake a significant research investigation in the theory or application of geographic information systems

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00301J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bentley (main campus) No info Yes Full time 1 year
Bentley (main campus) No info Yes Part time 2 years

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