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Geographical Information Systems (6 months)

Gain advanced knowledge in the theory and application of geographical information systems and remote sensing. This postgraduate program is for students with an undergraduate degree not related to geospatial information science (GISc).

The program provides a theoretical and practical framework for graduates from a range of backgrounds, as well as those from the public sector and non-government organisations wishing to extend their choice of career path by acquiring knowledge and skills in the capture, analysis and communication of spatially referenced information.

Quick Facts

Duration: 6 months
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $17,800
Location: Bedford Park, Australia
CRICOS code: 064259K
Delivery mode: On campus

You will develop and implement GISc skills and knowledge applicable to a range of areas, such as environmental management, urban and regional planning, human geography and environmental health, land-use dynamics, natural resources management, ecosystem services, biological sciences and archaeology.

Students completing the Master of Geospatial Information Science will be able to undertake research and analysis using spatially-referenced data and prepare research reports applicable to various fields of GISc application.

What you will study

You can select from a range of geospatial topics to build a study program that suits your interests and current or future employment requirements. The program is specifically designed to provide flexibility to students with different levels of GISc and remote sensing experience and skills. Specifically, the program allows students who have already completed undergraduate introductory topics in GIS or remote sensing to complete more advanced topics in these areas, while also providing an entry level for those who have no GISc experience.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


The use of geospatial information science technologies is rapidly increasing. GIS technologies are now commonly used in industries such as agriculture, forestry, mining, environmental management, biodiversity conservation, archaeology, health and the social sciences. Consequently, employers in these areas are now requiring their staff to have more skills in GIS.

Potential occupations include:

  • geographic analyst
  • GISc data coordinator
  • GISc technician
  • geospatial specialist
  • mapping technology officer
  • natural resource information officer
  • remote sensing officer
  • research officer
  • spatial ecologist
  • spatial scientist.

Potential employers include:

  • government departments
  • regional development centres
  • agriculture and horticultural centres
  • not-for-profit agencies
  • private companies that supply or collect spatial information.