Geospatial Science, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #247 (QS) ,
We prepare you for leadership roles in geospatial science, building your understanding of spatial analytics and big spatial data for making critical decisions about our built and natural environment. The Geospatial Science program is offered by the RMIT University.  


Career outlook

Graduates are well equipped to take on advanced roles within the spatial sciences in an industry, government or research context.

The skills are in high demand both nationally and internationally across a wide range of industries and the government sector including:

  • environment and natural resources, such as environmental impact assessments, environmental monitoring, and agriculture and forestry
  • land development, such as land use planning, geodesign, spatial data infrastructures, and sustainable development
  • mining and exploration, including mineral exploration and environmental engineering
  • facilities management and construction, including site selection, insurance and logistics
  • transportation and utilities, such as water demand modelling, transport planning, mapping and navigation, and intelligent transportation
  • governance and policy, including urban planning, e-government and community mapping
  • emergency and disaster management, such as bushfire mapping, flood awareness, biosecurity, evacuation and emergency response
  • data analytics and ICT, including mobile and wearable computing, web-mapping, cloud computing and interactive visualisation.
The Geospatial Science program is offered by the RMIT University.  


Professional recognition and accreditation

Graduates are eligible for admission to the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute of Australia (SSSI).

Graduates may also be eligible for membership of the Mapping Sciences Institute of Australia (MSIA).

The program is also currently applying for accreditation with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Programme Structure

  • GIS Fundamentals
  • Database Concepts
  • Satellite Positioning
  • Remote Sensing
  • GIS Principles

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • An Australian bachelor degree, or equivalent OR
  • At least 10 years of relevant work experience in geospatial science, geomatics, land information, surveying, geography, environmental science, geology, earth science, environmental engineering or a relevant discipline

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    31680 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31680 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National Applies to you

    31680 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31680 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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