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Master of Spatial Science Research MSSR

Program focus


This program is a research degree that produces graduates who
are skilled in spatial sciences investigation, evaluation and synthesis.
It allows students to enhance and extend their knowledge of a particular
surveying or geographic information systems discipline area.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Duration

3 semesters full-time, 6 semesters part-time.

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Program objectives

The program is a postgraduate level research program in the
fields of geodesy, surveying, photogrammetry, land management, geographic
information systems or spatial science education.

The program is intended to allow students to enhance and extend
their knowledge of a particular surveying or geographic information
systems discipline area. The aim of the degree is to produce graduates
who are skilled in spatial science investigation, evaluation and synthesis.
Students who successfully complete the Master of Spatial Science Research
should be able to demonstrate:

  • strong communication skills

  • a broad knowledge of the general discipline area of spatial
    science at an advanced level

  • an extensive and detailed knowledge of one significant aspect
    of spatial science at a level that allows for the proposal and evaluation
    of innovative solutions to complex technical problems in that area

  • an exhaustive knowledge of, and ability to access, sources of
    information about spatial science

  • an ability to utilise sound research methodology and experimental
    design in an investigative study

  • an awareness of the practical application(s), and the implications
    for professionals, of the research work that has been undertaken

  • a high standard of written and verbal English language communication
    skill.


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Program structure

The Master of Spatial Science involves a minimum of either three
terms of full-time research or six terms of part-time research at
the conclusion of which a candidate prepares and submits for examination,
a thesis in research or design. Research topics are selected from
areas of geodesy, surveying, photogrammetry, land management, geographic
information systems (GIS) or spatial science education.

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