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Approval Code



PA 16142

Course Duration

1.0 Year

Course Mode

Full Time / Part Time

Master of Science (Geographical Information Science) – Geographic Information provides powerful solutions to real world problems. Applications using GIS technologies are highly in demand especially in environment and geohazard management, urban planning, natural resources management and conservation, health application matters, as well as in oil and gas industries. Moreover, GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationship, patterns and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports and charts. GIS technologies can be integrated into any enterprise information system framework to become one whole complete system.

The Master of Science in Geographical Information Science by coursework consist of 12 core courses and 2 electives courses. To graduate, students must complete a total of 40 credits. Students are assessed through assignments, presentations, final examination, and GIS projects application development.

Our program is also offered in dual mode with MSc GIS from University of Salzburg, Austria under UNIGIS. UNIGIS is a worldwide network of universities co-operating since 1992 in the design, development, and delivery of distance learning in GIS area. However, the dual program is option.

First Semester

  • Introduction to GIS
  • Data Acquisition &  Data Modelling
  • Remote Sensing
  • Geo-DBMS
  • Spatial Statistics
  • Geographical Analysis
  • Visualisation and Cartography
  • Open GIS and Distributed GIS Infrastructures

Second Semester

  • Collaborative Projects /Practical Project
  • GIS Organisation and Project Management
  • Learning Practice and Academic Work 1
  • Research Project Proposal
  • Electives I

Third Semester

  • Learning Practice and Academic Work 2
  • Research Project
  • Electives II

Bachelor Degree

  • Bachelor Degrees (Level 6 KKM) in the field of Science, Engineering, Technology with minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent that is approved by Senate
  • Any other equivalent requirement that is recognized by the Malaysian Government


Employment opportunities are as per the following:

  • GIS Manager
  • GIS/Remote Sensing Manager
  • Geospatial Database Administrator/Manager
  • Education managers/administrators at education institutions and lecturers in higher education
  • GIS System Analyst
  • GIS/Remote Sensing Project Manager
  • GIS/Remote Sensing Project Consultant
  • GIS/Remote Sensing Researcher
  • GIS Programmer/Application Developer