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Geospatial Intelligence

Geospatial Intelligence

Master by coursework

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

This offering version is phasing out and no longer taking applications. You may be able to apply for a later version.

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  • Qualification
    Master of Geospatial Intelligence
  • Duration
    2 years full-time
  • Credit
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
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Semester 1, 2023

15 August 2022

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Why study Geospatial Intelligence at Curtin?


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)

Top 1 %

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

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.



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.

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

Professional recognition

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

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

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.

English requirements

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

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

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)









Overall band score


Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

2023 Fee year:



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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).

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For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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