Master of Geospatial Science

RMIT University

Program Overview

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 course you will develop a unique breadth of expertise across geospatial science, including:

  • knowledge of fundamental spatial information technologies, such as 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.


  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 38,400


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79

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Year One of Program

Complete the following Seven (7) Courses:

  • GIS Fundamentals
  • Database Concepts
  • Satellite Positioning
  • Remote Sensing
  • GIS Principles
  • Cartography and Visualisation
  • Geospatial Programming

Year Two of Program

Select and Complete One (1) of the following Courses:

  • Research Methods
  • Research Methods in Engineering
  • Research Methods
  • The Professional Scientist

Academic requirements

You must have:

  • An Australian bachelor degree in any discipline, or equivalent. 


  • 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. 

International qualifications are assessed for comparability to Australian qualifications according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).


  • There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

Selection tasks

  • A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

The annual tuition fee is AU$38,400.

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.

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