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Master of Geographic Information Technology (536AA)

Masters (Coursework)Year: 2019 Delivered: On Campus

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Overview

Award titleMaster of Geographic Information Technology
Year & campus2019
CRICOS code045959F
Fees informationSubject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
Study level & typeGraduate Coursework
AQF level 9
Credit points100 credit points
Duration12 months full time or 24 months part time

THERE IS NO FURTHER ENTRY INTO THIS COURSE. THE COURSE STRUCTURE BELOW ONLY APPLIES TO RE-ENROLLING STUDENTS WHO COMMENCED THEIR STUDIES PRIOR TO 2015.

The Master of Geographic Information Technology is designed to meet the needs of graduates employed in a variety of disciplines associated with land administration, natural resource management, facility information management, environmental management, urban planning and conservation, and who wish to gain a detailed knowledge of the theory, technology and applications of geographic information systems (GIS) as a subset of the broader discipline of the management of spatial data. Graduates are likely to come from engineering, surveying, geography, planning, environmental science, agriculture and forestry.

Entry requirements

THERE IS NO FURTHER ENTRY INTO THIS COURSE.

1. The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant’s ability to pursue the course successfully using the following criteria:

  • A four year degree with at least a H3 (65%) average

or

  • An undergraduate degree, with at least a H3 (65%) average

and at least 2 years of documented industry experience.

2. The Selection Committee may conduct interviews and tests and call for referee reports and employer references to elucidate any of the matters referred to above.

Language Requirements

All students studying at the University of Melbourne must satisfy the University's English language entry requirements in accordance with Selection Principles: Regulation 11.1.A2 – Admission and Selection to Courses.
http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/entry-requirements/language-requirements

For graduate students the University's English language entry requirements are set out at:
http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/entry-requirements/language-requirements/graduate-toefl-ielts

The University of Melbourne English Language Bridging Program (UMELBP)

The UMELBP provides a direct English language pathway from Hawthorn-Melbourne to specific courses at the University of Melbourne. Students who have achieved an IELTS band 0.5 lower than their University of Melbourne course entry requirement may be able to proceed directly to their University studies upon successful completion of the UMELBP. More information is available from the Hawthorn Melbourne website.
http://www.hawthornenglish.com/

The Melbourne School of Engineering's English Language alternative may affect the duration and cost of your course.
http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/study/english-requirements.html

Core participation requirements

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to providingsupport to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website. http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/

Intended learning outcomes

This course has as its objectives that graduates should:

  • Have a sound fundamental understanding of the principles and technology of spatial information
  • Possess a solid knowledge base of spatial information to facilitate effective communication with professionals of their own and other disciplines
  • Have acquired the mathematical and computational skills necessary for the solution of practical problems for further professional development and for meeting future changes in technology
  • Have verbal and written communication skills that enable them to make a meaningful contribution to the changes facing our society
  • Have developed professional ethics and responsibility towards the profession and the community

Graduate attributes

The Melbourne School of Engineering closely maps subject level attributes and knowledge to align with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), whilst also aligning with Attributes of the University of Melbourne Graduate, Engineers Australia competencies and its own School attributes.

Course structure

Students are required to complete 100 points of study. The selection of subjects will be based on discussion with the Course Coordinator. Subjects are taken from the following list:

Subject options

  • Students with no previous GIS experience are expected to take subjects: GEOM90005 and GEOM90008
  • Students may choose up to two relevant GIS-related electives offered by other departments and faculties with the written approval of the Course Coordinator

Code Name Study period Credit Points
GEOM90010 Spatial Information Research Project A
Summer Term
Semester 1
Winter Term
Semester 2
12.5
GEOM90013 Spatial Information Research Project C
Summer Term
Semester 1
Winter Term
Semester 2
25
GEOM90008 Foundations of Spatial Information
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
GEOM90016
GEOM90018 Spatial Databases
Semester 1
12.5
GEOM90042 Spatial Information Programming
Semester 1
12.5
GEOM90007 Spatial Visualisation
Semester 2
12.5
GEOM90005 Remote Sensing
Semester 2
12.5
GEOM90006 Spatial Analysis
Semester 2
12.5
GEOM90015 Spatial Data Infrastructure
July
12.5
ISYS90050 IT Project and Change Management
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Last updated: 3 April 2019