Master of Science - Geospatial Science

Curtin University

This program provides an opportunity for students to develop their knowledge and skills in the geospatial sciences and undertake a significant investigation in the theory and application of geospatial technologies and systems. Units and project topics explore problems of continuing or emerging significance and often will relate strongly to relevant problems of industry and government. The program comprises core and advanced units in the field of geographic information science and the geospatial sciences. Students will extend this knowledge and skills by undertaking optional units and a supervised geospatial project that requires preparation of a project report. Optional units offered are intended to provide students with a broader and deeper insight into the knowledge, skills and applications of GIScience.

Course Fee:

Australian: $53,400
International: $74,400

Entry Requirements:

Degree or equivalent qualification in engineering, cartography, surveying, geographic information science, applied science or in a relevant planning, geography, environmental, biological or agricultural science; plus maths background and statistics equivalent to first-year university level. International students may need to substitute a communication unit for one specialist optional unit subject to an English communication diagnostic test


This program is made up of 400 credit points, 7 core units including a 100 CPT project unit and a choice of optional units to the value of 125 CPTS.

Subjects you can Study:

Geospatial information science

Study Pathways:

Applications for Credit for Recognised Learning are assessed on an individual basis. Credit for recognised learning is not normally granted for optional units.

Further information:

Curtin Course Code: MC-GEOSPA


Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Graduates may also become eligible for full membership to and certification by the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI).

Who for:

Those who want to pursue careers in geographic information science and the broader spatial sciences

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bentley - main campus No info Yes Part time 4 years
Bentley - main campus No info Yes Online 2 years
Bentley - main campus No info Yes Full time 2 years

Curtin is Western Australia’s most preferred university and has more than 56,000 students across its campuses and online. New students can expect to become part of a forward thinking, international culture committed to sharing innovative ideas.

The university offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business, humanities, health sciences, resources, engineering and related sciences. 

Ranked among the world’s best

Curtin’s growing reputation has seen the university rapidly rise up the international rankings in recent years. In 2018 it was ranked among the top one per cent of the world’s universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Curtin was also ranked second in the world for mineral and mining engineering, and 42nd in the world for earth and marine sciences in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Global connections

Curtin has campuses in Perth, Dubai, Malaysia, Mauritius and Singapore, as well as course delivery through more than 130 partner institutions worldwide.

In 2016, Curtin formed an alliance with one of the oldest and most revered universities in the world – The University of Aberdeen in Scotland – which will leverage the strengths and industry networks of both universities, particularly in energy research.

Research and development

Curtin leads a number of major international research projects and is involved with more than 70 research centres and collaborations, including the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, the Centre for Crop and Disease Management and Innovation Central Perth.

Learning reinvented

Curtin’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses are regularly reviewed by industry, business and government to ensure graduates are prepared for today’s changing global market.

The university has also incorporated work integrated learning activities and introduced technology-rich environments that recreate real workplaces, such as a simulated hospital ward, stock market trading room and digital marketing agency, so students can graduate with the skills and knowledge that employers want.

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Curtin has embarked on a 20-year plan to create ‘Greater Curtin’, which will see the university’s campus in Perth transformed into a major innovation precinct for the Asia-Pacific region. 

The plan will bring together industry, academia and government like never before in Western Australia. It will include new transport infrastructure, student accommodation, dedicated spaces and programs to support entrepreneurship, and facilities to encourage new research and industry partnerships.

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Curtin is a hive of activity. Between classes, students can enjoy a range of activities including sports and fitness, social clubs and societies, volunteer work and exciting campus events. 

If you choose to study with Curtin, you can expect to build life skills and become part of a forward-thinking, international community committed to sharing innovative ideas.

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