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Faculty of Asia Built Environment

Master in Geographical Information Science | Geomatika

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.

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First Year

  • 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 Year

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

Third Year

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

Local Admission

A Bachelor’s degree in the Geospatial/GIS field or related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent, as accepted by the Higher Education Provider (HEP) Senate; OR
A Bachelor’s degree in the Geospatial/GIS field or related fields or related fields or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and not meeting a CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment. or equivalent, as accepted by the Higher Education Provider (HEP) Senate; OR
Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (Access) APEL.A – Pass APEL-T7 assessment in Geospatial /GIS, Geomatics and Built Environment field; OR
Candidates without a qualification in the related fields or working experience in the relevant fields must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses determined by the HEP and meet the minimum CGPA based on (i) to (ii); OR

Any equivalent qualification recognized by Malaysian Government

International Admission

The English Language Entry Requirement for International Student at University of GEOMATIKA Malaysia are as follows:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Band 5.5
TOEFL: Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Score 450

** For students who do not have the above English Qualification, they must undergo Geomatika’s English Program

Employment opportunities are available as per the following :

  • Architectural Model Specialist
  • Interior Designer / Interior Architect
  • Architectural Photographer
  • Resort / Hotel Architectural Conceptualiser
  • Architectural Structure Specialist
  • Theme Park Conceptual Architect
  • Assistant Architect
  • Town Planning Conceptual Architect
  • Computer-Aided Design / 3D Visualiser