Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science
Combine your passion for geography with information systems
Learn computing skills in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software, remote sensing operations and how to manage projects that need geographical tech. Analyse the use of remote sensing, air photo interpretation and more.
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What you'll learn
- Access specialist laboratories featuring the latest applications.
- Study advanced areas of GIS and choose electives to match your career ambitions.
- Gain advanced computing, implementation and management skills.
- Graduate job-ready for a range of private and government roles.
- Regional planner
- Built environment consultant
- Environment and resource manager
- Mineral exploration consultant
- Emergency services officer
- Geospatial application developer
- Environmental scientist
- Landscape modeller
To be eligible for entry, you'll need:
- a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, or
- 2 years full-time equivalent, relevant work experience (see below).
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
Relevant work experience includes high-level experience in using geospatial technology and managing projects.
All applicants applying based on relevant work experience are required to provide a resume or CV, and attend an interview upon request.
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants must satisfy the UQ English language proficiency requirements for admission.
Credit for previous study or work
If you've completed previous study, you may be eligible to receive credit for – or exemption from – certain subjects in a UQ program.
The postgraduate programs in Geographic Information Science produce high-quality graduates with both technical and research skills in advanced areas of geographic information science. Graduates are competent in basic and advanced computing skills especially in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software; various GIS and remote sensing operations; and implementation and management of GIS projects.
The program also covers applications of GIS and remote sensing technologies to various areas; resource analysis through remote sensing and airphoto interpretation; expert systems and decision support systems; and research, both applied and theoretical, in the field of spatial information systems.
This program is available to be taken externally, on a part-time basis.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
The Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science is a 1 year course for a part-time student. Each year consists of 2 Study Periods, also known as semesters. The recommended study pattern consists of 2 core subjects and 2 elective subjects, with 2 to be completed in your first study period and 2 in your second.
To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science, students must satisfactorily complete a program of study consisting of 4 subjects.