Professional Master of Geospatial Science and Technology

Professional Master of Geospatial Science and Technology

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: October 31, April 30
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: February, July
International tuition: NZ$54,900
Domestic tuition: NZ$12,648

Program overview

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 PMGST includes three compulsory courses covering core geospatial competencies, plus one other 15-point GISC course, and a further 60 points of optional courses. A 60-point collaborative industry-related research project will also be completed in partnership with a geospatial organisation or an organisation with geospatial knowledge needs. The PMGST requires 120 points of coursework, plus a 60-point industry-based research project.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
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. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking TOEFL iBT: total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening. TOEFL PBT: with a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5 Pearson Test of English (Academic): with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50

Career opportunities

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.

Campus location

Christchurch , New Zealand