Graduate Certificate in Geostatistics
Explore earth and environmental sciences in action
If you have a degree in science or maths and want to move into a practical role, this could be the course for you. Start forming the skills needed to work in the mining and resource industry, or environmental and conservation sectors. Get training in statistical modelling for earth sciences.
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At the end of the program, students of the Graduate Certificate in Geostatistics can:
- apply independent judgement when analysing and modelling complex data to produce estimates or simulated distributions across space
- communicate specialised knowledge, concepts and skills to a variety of audiences in geostatistics
- demonstrate management skills by implementing and evaluating a study on spatial data in geostatistics.
This course is of particular relevance to the mining, environmental and petroleum industries.
All applicants are required to have a 3 year Bachelor's degree with a Major that includes a mathematics/statistics component when using prior qualifications as a basis for application, with equivalents considered.
English Proficiency Requirements
English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:
- IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0);
- Bachelor degree from a country specified on the English Proficiency Bands page;
- Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at postgraduate level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
- Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience; or
- Other tests, courses or programs defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.
If you're applying for a course and have previous study or professional experience, you may be eligible for what we call 'advanced standing'.
For more information and to apply please go to https://www.ecu.edu.au/future-students/course-entry/advanced-standing
This course provides the theory and methods for the statistics and mathematical modelling used in the analysis of data arising in the earth and environmental sciences.
The course covers variography and spatial estimation and simulation techniques with a focus on the application to data from a variety of backgrounds.
Students are required to complete three core units
- MAT5215 Introduction to Geostatistics
- MAT5218 Geostatistical Methods
- MAT5219 Modelling and Simulation