* Student Activity fee, VIU Students' Union fee, cost for books
University degree or technical diploma from an accredited college or institute.
Applicants must provide evidence of having completed the following introductory-level courses from an accredited post-secondary institution, preferably within the last three years:
Geographic Information Systems.
Computer literacy, preferably at least one course in Computer Science.
TOEFL Paper Based Test, 550 (no section below 56)
TOEFL IBT, 88 (no section below 20)
IELTS (Academic), 6.5 (no band below 6.0)
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), 176 overall
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), 176 overall
English Studies 12 (BC), Min. “C”
Pearson (PTE), 60 (no section below 60)
International Baccalaureate English A1/A2, Higher Level (HL)/ Standard Level (SL) grade 3 or higher
VIU English Language Centre, Successful completion of University Preparation Level 5
Advanced Placement (AP) English Language and Composition or English Literature and Composition, Grade 2 or higher
Recognized university where English is the language of instruction., Completion of six credits of post-secondary English composition and literature with a minimum grade of “C”
General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), English at the O-level with a minimum grade of C or 4
CAEL online (Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 only), 60
TOEFL iBT Home Edition (Fall 2021/Spring 2022 only), 88 (no section below 20)
With its focus on GIS applications, the program will graduate students who are well qualified to assume employment as GIS applications professionals in any of the following fields:
Business – marketing, real estate, property development.
Education – primary, middle, secondary, colleges, universities, research institutes, libraries.
Engineering – surveying, civil.
Government – urban and regional planning, public administration, health, education, heritage.
Media – news papers, magazines, television, internet.
Natural resource management/environmental management – air, land, and water including forestry, agriculture, fisheries, mining.
Research – physical and biological, social sciences, humanities.
Security – public safety, law enforcement, immigration, national security, defense.
Transportation – planning, systems management.
Utilities – oil and gas pipelines, electrical transmission, telephony.