Geospatial scientists are experts in using spatial analytics to make sense of big spatial data captured from the latest sensor technologies.
A Master of Geospatial Science will prepare you for leadership roles in this field, building your understanding of spatial analytics and big spatial data for making critical decisions about our built and natural environment. You'll gain professional-level expertise in the analysis, management, capture and visualisation of spatial information, and become proficient in the latest technologies and infrastructures to support these skills.
Through this course you will develop a unique breadth of expertise across geospatial science, including:
You must have:
International qualifications are assessed for comparability to Australian qualifications according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
If you wish to have industry or employment experience assessed as part of meeting the entry requirements you will need to provide a detailed CV/resume listing previous positions, dates of employment and position responsibilities; a statement from your employer confirming these details (or contact details of employer so RMIT can seek confirmation); and evidence of any relevant professional development undertaken.
Some applicants might be eligible for exemptions that might change the duration of their program. Please refer to the Articulation and Pathways section for more detail.
These skills are in high demand both nationally and internationally across a wide range of industries and the government sector including:
Geospatial Science graduates can choose from diverse career opportunities in many sectors including tourism, environmental management, surveying and property development, building and construction, land management, software development and marketing and sales.
Geospatial science careers often provide career flexibility, opportunities to work overseas and great earning potential.Employment resources in geospatial science
If you have any questions about the geospatial industry, employment or your career options, please contact David Mitchell, the Geospatial Science Industry Liaison Officer.RMIT resources
The following are some of the organisations that have employed graduates of Geospatial Science programmes.
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Upon successful completion of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, geospatial science graduates are eligible for admission to several professional organisations:
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
We are currently working to have the Master of Geospatial Science accredited by RICS. RICS is the leading organisation in the world for professionals in property, land, real estate, construction, and related environmental issues. The RICS accreditation allows our graduates to be RICS members and gain automatic recognition in many developed and developing countries around the world.
Download or view the RICS digital brochure (PDF 1.2MB 20p).
Mapping Sciences Institute, Australia (MSIA)
Holders of RMIT's Master of Geospatial Science degree are eligible on graduation for Associate Membership of the Mapping Sciences Institute, Australia (MSIA). After a period of about two years of experience they may be eligible to become a member.
As postgraduate students, you are encouraged to join as student members and participate in the affairs of MSIA.
Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI)
The Surveying Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) is the national body combining the professional disciplines of surveying, mapping, engineering and mining surveying, remote sensing and photogrammetry and spatial information. Members' training or qualification and experience will be recognised and rewarded through formal certification.