The University of Western Australia

Master of Geographic Information Science

The University of Western Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00126G

This program allows for the development of technical and research skills applicable to a range of disciplines relying on the use of spatial analytic techniques. It provides for a grounding in both theory and application, equipping students with the skills necessary to compete in the spatial industry. The course covers applications of geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing technologies, cartography and geovisualisation, and spatial programming. Therefore, graduates are competent in advanced GIS computing skills, GIS and remote sensing operations, and implementation and management of GIS projects.


The Master of Geographic Information Science is offered by coursework or coursework and dissertation. While the standard timeframe for completion of this degree is two years (full time), if students have previously completed an undergraduate degree in a cognate (related) area it may be possible to complete within 1.5 years. The course offers a focussed, advanced learning experience that will enhance career choices. Students must complete all core units. This degree also provides the flexibility to choose from a range of units to complement specific interests. Course structures for the master's degrees with the new 1.5 to 2 years structure (72 to 96 points) are now available via the UWA Handbook. Visit for details.


  • Geographic information science

Standard entry requirements

A bachelor degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA. English language requirements apply.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Crawley Domestic: $61,000

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