Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science
Go above and beyond in spatial information systems
Complete eight subjects covering the application of Geographic Information Science (GIS) software. Analyse not only the use of remote sensing and air photos, but graduate with management skills for leading environmental research.
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- 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.
- Urban planner
- Built environment consultant
- Environment and resource manager
- Mineral exploration consultant
- Emergency services officer
- Geospatial application developer
- Environmental researcher
- Web map publisher
To be eligible for entry, you'll need:
- a bachelor degree in any field; or
- a graduate certificate in geographic information science.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants must satisfy the UQ English language proficiency requirements for admission.
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.
Recommended Study Pattern
The Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science is a 1 year course for a full-time student. Each year consists of 2 Study Periods, also known as semesters. The recommended study pattern consists of 3 core subjects and 5 elective subjects, with 4 to be completed in your first study period and 4 in your second.
To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science, students must satisfactorily complete a program of study consisting of 8 subjects.