Geospatial Engineering - CVENNT8338

Stream Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Contact: School

Program: 8338 - Engineering Science


Master of Engineering Science (Specialisation)

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Stream Outline

This specialisation provides students with advanced study options across a range of topics in geospatial engineering, including, advanced surveying; modern geodesy and geopositioning; GPS/GNSS technology; geospatial image analysis; Geographic Information Systems (GIS); remote sensing. The program provides sufficient knowledge about the science and practice of geospatial engineering which should be required for students moving to industry or staying in the graduate program pursuing their PhD studies.

Mode of Delivery
This specialisation is offered on-campus only.


Students need a recognised four year Bachelor degree in engineering with a minimum 65% average* in one of the following:
  • Bioinformatics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Civil Engineering with Architecture
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geoinformation Systems
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Surveying
  • Spatial Engineering
Other disciplines may be considered for entry as determined by the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

* NOTE: Minimum 65% average is determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator. Students from a non-211 university in China need a minimum 70% average. For entry details (particularly for South Asian students) please click here.

Stream Structure

MEngSc students must complete a total of 96UOC of courses. Please note that the availability of the courses may vary from semester to semester and courses may be offered in alternate years.

Disciplinary Knowledge Courses - minimum 24 UOC (4 courses) chosen from the following:

Note: Disciplinary knowledge courses can be substituted with Advanced Disciplinary knowledge courses unless a specific Disciplinary knowledge course is prescribed in your offer letter or is listed as a compulsory component of the program.

Please note: GMAT4220 is a compulsory course.

Advanced Specialisation Disciplinary Knowledge Courses - minimum 24 UOC (4 courses) chosen from the following:
Please Note: GMAT9205 and GMAT9600 are compulsory courses.

Research-based Courses - 18 UOC:
Students may substitute:
for GSOE9010 Eng PG Coursework Res Skills if they have advanced standing for their undergraduate research project.

Electives - 24 UOC

Students may choose any course for which they are eligible to enrol, as electives, including any of the courses listed above.

Recommended Electives: At least 6 UOC must be taken from the Engineering & Technical Management Courses. For the Geospatial Engineering specialisation we recommend the following Engineering and Technical management courses:
In addition, students may select any ETM elective in the consolidated Faculty list with approval.

Other Electives: Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge Courses

Exemptions or Advanced Standing

Exemptions and advanced standing rules for the stream follow the program rules. A student may apply for exemptions. Students with a four year honours degree (for example in Geospatial Engineering) can obtain a maximum of 48 UOC of exemptions. Full details are noted on the program 8338 handbook page.

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