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Master of Spatial Science Technology MSST

Program focus


This postgraduate degree produces graduates who are skilled
in spatial science investigations, evaluation and synthesis. It allows
students to enhance their knowledge of a particular surveying or spatial
science information discipline area for application, research or management
purposes.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Duration

1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time. International
students should complete this program within the CRICOS duration which
is 1.5 years.

Professional accreditation

The Master of Spatial Science Technology is not accredited
by any professional bodies other than the University of Southern Queensland.

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Program objectives

The Master of Spatial Science Technology is a graduate level
program in the fields of geographic information systems (GIS) and
surveying. A coursework component (8 units) is augmented by a research
project component (4 units). This allows students to enhance and extend
their knowledge of a particular GIS or surveying discipline area.
Since spatial science is inherently a confluence of knowledge from
various disciplines, a candidate from a non-spatial science background,
such as biological and physical sciences, engineering, information
technology, agriculture and forestry, arts, and business, can apply
to this program.

Students who successfully complete the Master of Spatial Science Technology
will be able to demonstrate an ability to:

  • critically evaluate knowledge from the literature and other
    information sources relevant to spatial science fields

  • analyse technological trends, and current and advanced technologies
    in the spatial science area and related disciplines, such as sustainable
    development, information systems, and technology management

  • apply knowledge and skills in spatial science

  • undertake research into spatial science issues and applications.


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Program structure

The Master of Spatial Science Technology is comprised of
12 units of study as indicated in the following tables. It involves
a minimum of either three (3) terms of full-time study or six (6)
terms of part-time study.

A student can choose from one of the two major fields of study:
GIS or surveying. The program is flexible, and depending on their
previous undergraduate degree and current interests, allows a student
to choose courses from a) GIS and surveying courses, and b) related
disciplines and application areas, such as sustainable development,
information systems, and technology management. All students must
complete a four unit research project and a pre-requisite course on
research methods.

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