Geographical Information Science (Master's by Coursework)

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About Courses

The Master of Geographical Information Science (MGISc) is a one (1) full year programme specifically designed to allow students to achieve a thorough understanding of geographical information concepts and theory as well as an exposure to research and applications.

This programme is designed in particular for future managers and decision makers of various government sectors or private agencies for mapping, land management, environment, forestry, agriculture, geology, urban and regional planning, security, disaster, business, information technology etc. Graduates of this program can become GIS project managers, application specialists and software developers. Those who continue as professionals in other fields will be fully competent to integrate geographical information technologies into their work.

All subjects to be introduced to students encompasses theory and industry-input based. GIS industry players in Malaysia and abroad will be given a prominent role as a part-time lecturer or dissertation supervisors in providing the required knowledge to the students during the course of their studies.

Mode of Program

Full Time / Part Time

Duration of Study

  • Full Time  : 2-4 Semesters
  • Part Time : 4-6 Semesters

Entry Requirements

  • Academic Qualification
    • Applicant must have a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in a relevant field of study from a university that is recognized by the University Senate and the Malaysian government.
  • English Language Proficiency
    • a TOEFL certificate with a score of at least
    • 550 for (paper based), or
    • 213 (computer based), or
    • 79-80 (IBT), or
    • an IELTS certificate with at least Band 6.0

*Any other English language certificates other than TOEFL and IELTS are NOT accepted by the university.


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