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Professional Master of Geospatial Science and Technology

  • Masters (Coursework)

Note: The PMGST is currently not open to new enrolments. The Professional Master of Geospatial Science and Technology (PMGST) equips current and future geospatial professionals with experience in GIS and location data analysis, for leadership roles in government, industry, and research.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
1 year full-time
Course Code
PMGST
Domestic Fees
$12,787 per year / $12,787 total
International Fees
$59,250 per year / $59,250 total

About this course

Note: The PMGST is currently not open to new enrolments.

The Professional Master of Geospatial Science and Technology (PMGST) equips current and future geospatial professionals with experience in GIS and location data analysis, for leadership roles in government, industry, and research.

This taught Master's offers foundational knowledge for those from a diverse range of backgrounds to acquire the knowledge, skills, and industry networks to work effectively in a geospatial environment. It will also provide development opportunities for those already in the industry.

The programme intersects relevant disciplines such as Data Science, Computer Science, and Environmental Science with spatial analysis. Students will gain skills in programming, research analysis, database management, using and applying geospatial technology, and communication.

Entry requirements

Note: The PMGST is currently not open to new enrolments.

Students should 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.

Students without a university degree can apply for entry with at least three years of previous relevant professional experience, assessed and approved by the Academic Dean of Science.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements see the Regulations for the Professional Master of Geospatial Science and Technology or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

You can apply online at myUC. Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

The PMGST provides graduates with the problem solving skills and technical knowledge to undertake advanced geospatial roles.

There is currently a geospatial skill shortage in Aotearoa New Zealand, which graduates of this degree will be able to fulfil in a range of different industries, including the private sector, government, and community organisations. Potential roles could be GIS analyst, GIS planner, local government analyst, or geospatial technology developer.

Useful information:

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