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    Master of Environmental Geospatial Science [P7B]
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    Master of Environmental Geospatial Science [P7B]

    University of Tasmania

    University of Tasmania


    Australia, Hobart

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    Master by Course Work

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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines29-Jan-2024
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    Duration 2 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 75,804  / total
    Next Intake 29-Jan-2024

    Master of Environmental Geospatial Science [P7B]


    Environmental challenges are becoming increasingly complex and problems like bushfire management and climate change requires highly skilled professionals. Environment professionals need to be able to analyse a variety of information, including mapped data, to adapt to the current crises. Business as usual is becoming increasingly data-rich and Tasmania's Land Information System puts us in the fortunate position of being able to use geospatial information for many planning and day-to-day decisions across a wide range of sectors.

    This course will teach you to integrate geospatial and environmental knowledge to make practical recommendations for enhancing decisions around places – both predominantly natural through to highly urban. The unique combination of environmental and geospatial skills in a pragmatic, case-based learning environment will place graduates well for an exciting career.

    You will apply skills in geographical information systems and remote sensing to address complex problems associated with managing ecosystems and fostering sustainable practices. These skills are in high demand by government and industry employers, and your will benefit from our close connections with the profession and work-integrated learning.

    Graduate with the skills to tackle complex problems such as climate change, and how to use spatial data to understand changing landscapes.

    Graduates of this course typically work for local and state government, not-for-profits, and  the private sector. People with a combination of environmental  and technical skills are in demand, with employers including environmental consultants. Graduates can conduct field research and map and report on those findings. They can combine these practical skills with desktop investigations and spatial analyses. All parts of society are needing to make informed decisions about complex issues to do with biodiversity, climate change, bushfire responses and liveable cities, to name a few. Graduates of this course are equipped to tackle these challenges.


    Entry Requirements

    Admission to most postgraduate coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies, meet any prerequisite subjects, and meet English language requirements to be eligible for an offer.

    English Language Requirements  

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    Course Specific Requirements

    To qualify for a 12 unit MEnvGeoSci, you must currently hold a Bachelor degree in an environmental or geospatial sciences area, or a Bachelor degree in any discipline and a Graduate Certificate/Diploma in an environmental or geospatial sciences area covering the fundamental knowledge of either ecosystem components, ecological processes, and principles of environmental management or have successfully completed either GIS or remote sensing units. Students who do not hold a Bachelor or Graduate Certificate/Diploma in an environmental or geospatial sciences area will be required to complete a 2-year, 16 unit masters.

    English Program Requirements

    • All methods of meeting University of Tasmania English language requirements have a validity period of 2 years unless involving a country specific qualification as listed below.
    • Each course offered by the University of Tasmania has a minimum English language requirement for entry as listed below. Applicants must also meet the academic entry requirements for each course.
    • Applicants who qualify from a University of Tasmania program, and intend to gain professional registration to become a practitioner in Australia, may need to meet the relevant Professional Accrediting Agency's English language registration standard.
    • In exceptional circumstances or cases not covered by the categories outlined below, multiple forms of evidence may be considered on a case by case basis by the Executive Director, Student Operations in consultation with the Director, Academic Quality and Standards.
    • The University reserves the right to require that any applicant be required to undergo a test of English language.


    The job market for people with a combination of environment and geospatial science skills is strong and getting stronger as infrastructure projects associated with COVID recovery ramp up demand within local government and environmental consultancies. Employers consistently ask for environment graduates who have a sophisticated knowledge and ability to create, analyse and present spatial data as well as being able to conduct environmental fieldwork and have knowledge of environmental planning. The combination of technical geospatial skills with environmental skills makes graduates more employable than an environment course on its own.

    Our teaching team is in an ideal position to train geospatial professionals. We are ranked above world standard (ERA 5) for outstanding research performance and provide students with unique experiences that directly relates to delivering a distinctive and place-based experience.

    Specialist geospatial skills give graduates access to a range of jobs at both entry-level with government, industry or a not-for-profit, including the following:

    • Environmental Project Officer
    • Environmental Consultant
    • Environmental Scientist
    • Environmental Technician
    • Geographic Information Systems Officer
    • Natural Resource Officer
    • Natural Environment Project Officer
    • Sustainability Advisor

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    Fee Information

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 75,804 

    How to Apply

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