The Master of Geographical Information Science (MGISc) is a one (1) full year programme  specifically  designed to allow students to achieve a thorough understanding of geographical information concepts and theory as well as an exposure to research and applications.

This programme is designed in particular for future managers and decision makers of various government sectors or private agencies for mapping, land management, environment, forestry, agriculture, geology, urban and regional planning, security, disaster, business, information technology etc. Graduates of this program can become GIS project managers, application specialists and software developers. Those who continue as professionals in other fields will be fully competent to integrate geographical information technologies into their work.

All subjects to be introduced to students encompasses theory and industry-input based. GIS industry players in Malaysia and abroad will be given a prominent role as a part-time lecturer or dissertation supervisors in providing the required knowledge to the students during the course of their studies.


  • Any Bachelor’s degree in Science and Technology as well as the Social Science courses or its equivalent from any recognized institution of higher learning local or abroad with a CGPA of at least 2.50 or Second Class Lower.
  • Other qualifications recognized by the Senate of the University.
  • Candidates will be invited for interview and admitted at the discretion of the Programme Admission Panel.





Mode:   Full Time/Part TimeDuration:   1 Year/ 2 YearsNo. of Semester:   2/ 4

No. of Modules Offered

No. of Modules/ Semester

:   9

Full time

:   4 Core and 1 Elective (Semester 1)

: 3 Core and 1 Elective (Semester 2)

Part Time:  2 Core and 1 Elective, except for Semester 4