About this course
- Entry and participation requirements
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
- Course structure
- Subject options
|Award title||Master of Geographic Information Technology|
|Year & campus||2019|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||100 credit points|
|Duration||12 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.
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
- 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.
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.
For graduate students the University's English language entry requirements are set out at:
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.
The Melbourne School of Engineering's English Language alternative may affect the duration and cost of your course.
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
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.
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:
- 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||
|GEOM90013||Spatial Information Research Project C||
|GEOM90008||Foundations of Spatial Information||
|GEOM90042||Spatial Information Programming||
|GEOM90015||Spatial Data Infrastructure||
|ISYS90050||IT Project and Change Management||