Professional Master of Geospatial Science and Technology

Study Discipline: Environmental Science
Study Programme Details
Country: New Zealand
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


12 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative journey in the realm of geospatial science and technology with the Professional Master of Geospatial Science and Technology (PMGST) program. This innovative program is designed to equip both current and aspiring geospatial professionals with the essential knowledge and skills needed to thrive in leadership roles within government, industry, and research. By blending practical experience with theoretical insights, PMGST prepares students to tackle real-world challenges and make meaningful contributions to the rapidly evolving field of geospatial science and technology.


The PMGST program offers a comprehensive curriculum that provides foundational knowledge and practical skills for individuals from diverse backgrounds seeking to excel in the geospatial industry. Through a combination of theoretical coursework and hands-on training, students will gain expertise in geographic information science, spatial analysis, geovisual analytics, and more. With a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration, the program intersects various disciplines such as data science, computer science, and environmental science, preparing students to address complex spatial problems and drive innovation in the field.

Admission Requirements

  • You will need to have achieved at least a B Grade Point Average in 300-level courses in an area which is relevant to Geographic Information Science eg, computer science, environmental science, the digital humanities, or any other relevant subject. Those who haven’t previously taken GIS courses must complete 30 points of undergraduate GIS courses eg, GEOG205, GEOG208, GEOG323, or GISC422.
  • Students without a university degree can apply for entry with at least three years of previous relevant professional experience, which will need to be assessed and approved.
  • CAE or CPE: Score of 176 with a minimum of 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • IELTS Academic: An average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • NZAPA: English New Zealand Accredited Pathway Assessment Level 3
  • NZCEL: Level 5
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening
  • Compulsory courses:
    • GISC401 Foundations of Geographic Information Science
    • GISC402 GI Science Research
    • GISC403 Geovisual Analytics
    • GISC404 Spatial Analysis
  • Elective courses:
    • 45 points from the GISC course list
    • 30 points from the non-GIS course list
  • Research project:
    • GEOG693 Geospatial Science and Technology Project
  • Domestic — $13,473
  • International — $63,300

Future Career Outcomes

Graduates of the PMGST program are well-equipped to pursue diverse career opportunities in government agencies, private companies, research institutions, and non-profit organizations. With their advanced skills in geospatial analysis, data visualization, and project management, they are prepared to tackle complex spatial challenges and make informed decisions in a variety of domains, including urban planning, natural resource management, disaster response, and environmental conservation.

Visa Requirements:

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