MC265 - Master of Geospatial Science

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Plan: MC265 - Master of Geospatial Science
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

Geospatial Sciences is a highly practical discipline and this underpins the learning environment in the program. The primary modes of delivery are face-to-face lectures, tutorials and extensive practical activities.However, several courses in the program are delivered online, rather than on-campus, and you are likely to find that other courses transition to online delivery as you progress through the program. All courses use CANVAS for electronic provision of course material, tutorial problems, past exams and/or other relevant documents. You will have many opportunities to engage in field excursions, camps and other off site activities. The approaches to teaching and learning, that will form the basis of your learning experiences include:

  • activities such as practical work that engage you in real world situations;
  • projects that simulate, and in some cases are conducted with, industry;
  • learning activities that build upon the fundamental skills required for work in the geospatial sciences;
  • learning activities that require you to participate in team development; and
  • tasks that require technical competence in the field.

Assessment is multi-faceted and may consist of examinations, practical reports, field work, projects and assignments. Oral presentations are required in a number of courses. Forms of assessment used will vary for each course, given the differing objectives.

Most of the assessment you complete (the exception is exams) will enable the teaching staff to provide you with feedback on your progress.  This will enable you to improve your performance in the future.  Speak to the teaching staff if you are not receiving helpful feedback, and consult the RMIT University assessment policy: see https://www.rmit.edu.au/about/governance-and-management/policies/assessment-policy

If you have a long term medical condition, disability and/or other form of disadvantage it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Service if you would like to find out more.

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit

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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities;
  • complete these activities in real work contexts or situations; and
  • these interactions and the work context provide a distinctive source of feedback to you to assist your learning;

Any or all of these aspects of a WIL experience may be in a simulated workplace environment.

You will undertake specific course(s) that focus on work integrated learning (WIL).  You will be assessed on professional or vocational work in a work place setting and receive feedback from those involved in your industry.

WIL Courses Include:

GEOM2066 - Satellite Positioning

You will gain practical experience in using GPS to capture geographic and attribute data using data dictionaries and GPS receivers.

GEOM2072 - Dissertation, GEOM2073 - Dissertation Part A (Preparation) and GEOM2074 - Dissertation Part B (Implementation).

You will conduct research by liaising with industry to define/create a problem; undertake an analysis and create a report; and finally present your research and receive feedback from industry partners.

You may also undertake ONPS2636 Science Work Project as an option course, for an additional 12CP of WIL.

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following: All courses listed may not be available each semester.
 

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Year One of Program

Complete the following Seven (7) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

GIS Fundamentals 12 GEOM1159 City Campus
Database Concepts 12 ISYS1055 City Campus
Satellite Positioning 12 GEOM2066 City Campus
Remote Sensing 12 GEOM2128 City Campus
GIS Principles 12 GEOM1163 City Campus
Cartography and Visualisation 12 GEOM2069 City Campus
Geospatial Programming 12 GEOM2157 City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from the following Geospatial Science Options:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

GIS Analytics 12 GEOM2152 City Campus
Resource Management 12 ENVI1096 City Campus
Human Geography 12 HUSO2150 City Campus
Advanced GIS 12 GEOM2151 City Campus
Physical Geography 12 GEOM2153 City Campus
Land Development 12 GEOM2076 City Campus
Cartography 3 12 GEOM2082 City Campus
Distributed Mapping 12 GEOM2142 City Campus
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Select and Complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Research Methods 12 BIOL2411 City Campus
Research Methods in Engineering 12 OENG1120 City Campus
Research Methods 12 ISYS2445 City Campus
The Professional Scientist 12 ENVI1207 City Campus
AND
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Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Dissertation 48 GEOM2072 City Campus
OR
Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Dissertation Part A (Preparation) 24 GEOM2073 City Campus
Dissertation Part B (Implementation) 24 GEOM2074 City Campus
}
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from the following Geospatial Science Options:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

GIS Analytics 12 GEOM2152 City Campus
Resource Management 12 ENVI1096 City Campus
Human Geography 12 HUSO2150 City Campus
Advanced GIS 12 GEOM2151 City Campus
Physical Geography 12 GEOM2153 City Campus
Land Development 12 GEOM2076 City Campus
Cartography 3 12 GEOM2082 City Campus
Distributed Mapping 12 GEOM2142 City Campus
AND
Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Option Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

GIS Analytics 12 GEOM2152 City Campus
Resource Management 12 ENVI1096 City Campus
Human Geography 12 HUSO2150 City Campus
Advanced GIS 12 GEOM2151 City Campus
Physical Geography 12 GEOM2153 City Campus
Land Development 12 GEOM2076 City Campus
Cartography 2 12 GEOM2080 City Campus
Cartography 3 12 GEOM2082 City Campus
Distributed Mapping 12 GEOM2142 City Campus
Strategic Planning issues 12 ARCH1261 City Campus
Heritage and Environmental Design 12 ARCH1264 City Campus
Planning Theory 12 ARCH1272 City Campus
Spatial Thinking and Urban Design 12 ARCH1274 City Campus
Integrated Transport Planning 12 ARCH1311 City Campus
Urban Economics and Spatial Development 12 ARCH1408 City Campus
Scripting Language Programming 12 COSC1092 City Campus
Artificial Intelligence 12 COSC1125 City Campus
Intelligent Web Systems 12 COSC1165 City Campus
Programming Techniques 12 COSC1283 City Campus
Algorithms and Analysis 12 COSC1285 City Campus
Advanced Programming 12 COSC1295 City Campus
Data Mining 12 COSC2111 City Campus
Advanced Programming Techniques 12 COSC2207 City Campus
Database Systems 12 COSC2407 City Campus
Programming Fundamentals 12 COSC2531 City Campus
Big Data Management 12 COSC2636 City Campus
Big Data Processing 12 COSC2637 City Campus
Statutory Planning 12 ENVI1134 City Campus
Ecosystems and Human Impact 12 ENVI1162 City Campus
Ecology 12 ENVI1210 City Campus
The Hydrosphere 12 ENVI1215 City Campus
The Atmosphere 12 ENVI1216 City Campus
The Soil Environment 12 ENVI1217 City Campus
Information Systems Risk Management 12 INTE2396 City Campus
Knowledge and Data Warehousing 12 ISYS1072 City Campus
Web Search Engines and Information Retrieval 12 ISYS1078 City Campus
The Digital Information Environment 12 ISYS1166 City Campus
Project Management 12 MANU2123 City Campus
Optimisation for Decision Making 12 MATH1293 City Campus
Analysis of Categorical Data 12 MATH1298 City Campus
Forecasting 12 MATH1307 City Campus
Multivariate Analysis Techniques 12 MATH1309 City Campus
Regression Analysis 12 MATH1312 City Campus
Time Series Analysis 12 MATH1318 City Campus
Analysis of Large Data Sets 12 MATH1319 City Campus
Introduction to Statistical Computing 12 MATH1322 City Campus
Applied Analytics 12 MATH1324 City Campus
Essential Mathematics 12 MATH2267 City Campus
Applied Bayesian Statistics 12 MATH2269 City Campus
Data Visualisation and Communication 12 MATH2270 City Campus
Science Work Project 12 ONPS2636 City Campus
UAS Advanced Operations 12 AERO2572 City Campus
 

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Program transition plan

This program replaces MC058 Master of Applied Science (Geospatial Science).  If you commenced MC058 Master of Applied Science (Geospatial Science) in Semester 2, 2016 or earlier, you may continue in MC058 and graduate after completing 144 credit points. 

Alternatively you may transition into this program and graduate after completing 192 credit points and you will receive an AQF compliant qualification. 

If you elect not to transfer to MC265 you will need to complete MC058 Master of Applied Science (Geospatial Information) (which is not AQF compliant) by the end of 2019.

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