Master of Geographic Information Science

Develop the skills for a career as a geographic information science professional in research, government and industry with the Master of Geographic Information Science.

This master's degree provides an interdisciplinary approach to geographic information science to address the current shortage of qualified geographic information science (GIS) specialists in New Zealand and around the world.

Through the Master of Geographic Information Science you gain advanced knowledge in the field, as well as the ability to study independently and plan, execute and present the findings of applied GIS projects.

Start date: 2018

Start date: 2019

This programme brochure will be available soon.

Minimum entry requirements

An applicant must:

  • Have an undergraduate degree (or the approved equivalent – such as relevant professional experience)
  • Show ability for postgraduate study
  • Have completed at least two undergraduate courses in GIS, at least one of which should be at 300-level or above

In exceptional circumstances, students may be approved by the MGIS Director for entry to the programme without two undergraduate courses in GIS, if they have significant relevant work experience which serves as adequate preparation for the programme.

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

You need to complete a total of 240 points, including 120 points from advanced-level papers and a thesis of 120 points, your opportunity to research an area within geographic information systems.

Teaching is a combination of residential block papers, face-to-face online lectures, seminars, tutorials and computer practical sessions.

Choose one of the following

Pathway 1 - complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information Sciences

Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information Sciences (120 points)

Pathway 2: complete 120 points from

And complete a Thesis

There is currently a shortage of qualified geographic information science (GIS) specialists in New Zealand and around the world.

Organisations in many areas need GIS professionals who can integrate GIS with their core business. As a result, there are many exciting opportunities for graduates.

Geographic information science (GIS) careers website

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK3820
Level:
9
Points:
240
Duration:
2 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

25 Feb 2019

Fees:
Domestic
$8,375
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2018. Exact fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range. As fees are subject to change, 2019 fees may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
International
$34,780
  • This represents the tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2018. Exact tuition fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range. As fees are subject to change, 2019 tuition fees may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT

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