USQ's Master of Spatial Science Technology (Geographic Information Systems) is ideal if you have a three or four-year bachelor degree in a field other than engineering and you want to extend your knowledge in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Through this flexible 16 unit master's degree you have the option to select GIS courses, including web-based geographic information systems, land studies and photogrammetry, as well as courses from related disciplines such as sustainable development, information systems and technology management.
You will also develop research methodology skills to complete a research project. Previous student projects have included mapping remnant vegetation in Western Downs, Queensland using high resolution ALOS satellite data.
The research project and dissertation is a stepping stone to further research degrees such as a PhD.
You may be able to graduate sooner with a Graduate Diploma of Spatial Science Technology after completing 8 units or a Graduate Certificate in Spatial Science Technology after completing 4 units.
As a GIS graduate, you could work in GIS, spatial information analysis, planning, mapping and spatial data management. You could support practising professionals and make a difference in the future of GIS.
The Master of Spatial Science Technology is not accredited by any professional bodies other than the University of Southern Queensland.