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Geospatial Intelligence
MC-GEOSPI

Geospatial Intelligence

Master by coursework

Increase your knowledge of geospatial science, and strengthen your skills in location-allocation, dataset integration and modelling.

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  • Qualification
    Master of Geospatial Intelligence
  • Duration
    2 years full-time
  • Credit
    400
  • CRICOS
    0100574
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
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2022

Semester 2

On campus and online

2023

Semester 1

On campus and online

Semester 2

On campus and online

2024

Semester 1

On campus and online

Semester 2

On campus and online

2025

Semester 1

On campus and online

Semester 2

On campus and online

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Outline

If COVID-19 restrictions apply, we may need to make changes to units and/or delivery modes.

Geospatial Intelligence

Cutting-edge

Learn to apply your studies to real industry challenges and situations.

Highly ranked course

Curtin is ranked 40th in the world for earth and marine sciences (QSWUR by Subject 2020)

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Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

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Geospatial intelligence is the field of extracting actionable knowledge from location-based data. It helps urban planners to make informed site selections; conservationists to predict impacts from climate change; agriculturalists to improve paddock management decisions; and geologists to construct models to narrow the exploration search space.

In this course you'll increase your knowledge of geospatial intelligence and strengthen your skills in geospatial analytics, location-allocation, dataset integration and modelling of multiple datasets. You'll also learn how to write scripts to automate complex tasks. 

In your second year, you'll undertake a critical literature review and complete a significant research project on a chosen topic. 

You'll graduate with skill sets that combine remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), data management, visualisation and other geospatial tools that enable you to describe, analyse, dissect and interpret large, diverse datasets.

This is a nested course that is suitable for those seeking to boost or change their career. The graduate certificate and graduate diploma courses are stepping stones to this master course.

 

See our handbook for more course information.

Professional recognition

Graduates may be eligible for full membership of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute.

What you'll learn

  • apply advanced principles of geospatial technology to a range of application areas
  • critically analyse spatial data and issues to devise novel and appropriate solutions
  • investigate and select appropriate datasets/imagery and software to analyse, transform, and present findings using methods suitable to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • recognise and be engaged in spatial issues that occur in other countries and/or on global scales
  • appreciate and interact with people across different cultures and respect different perspectives
  • collaborate with industry to develop professional initiative, problem solving ability, team and communication skills as well as gain exposure to real-world, location-based, problems

Admission criteria

Specifically, applicants require a recognised Bachelor Degree in any discipline. A background in mathematics or statistics equivalent to first-year university level is recommended. Applicants without this background may be required to undertake appropriate preparatory units.

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5
  • Pearson Test of English Academic: 60
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): 176

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Other requirements and notes for this course

Applicants for a Master Degree (Coursework) are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

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Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888

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Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Domestic $28,716*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2022

Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2023

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-GEOSPI
  • CRICOS code: 0100574
  • Last updated on: 06/10/2022