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Master of Geographic Information Systems (MAppSc/MSc)


University of Otago Division of Sciences

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About the course

Geographic Information Systems looks at how spatial information (data detailing the topographical position of objects), is captured, integrated, modelled and visualised. This includes areas such as satellite remote sensing, photographic techniques and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) along with information science.

Master of Science (MSc)

The Master of Science (MSc) is a two-year degree which encompasses both coursework and research. The first year involves mainly coursework and preliminary research preparation. Students will have the opportunity to contribute to existing fields of research, or to begin to develop new areas.

The MSc may be taken by a combination of coursework and thesis, or by thesis only. Students who have a Bachelor's degree will complete the MSc by papers and thesis (at

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Entry Requirements

Every applicant shall have fulfilled one of the following conditions:

be a graduate and have achieved an average grade of at least B in the relevant 300-level papers;
have obtained a Postgraduate Certificate or a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science with an average grade of at least B;
have equivalent alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).

In considering an applicant's qualifications, regard will be had to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant's performance in the programme.


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