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Postgraduate

Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science

GradDipGIS(Curtin) - GD-GISC Science and Engineering
Location Bentley
Study method Part-time or full-time
Study mode On-campus, fully online and mixed on- and off-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 1 year full-time

Geographic Information Science (GIScience) professionals are valued by organisations looking to develop powerful location-based solutions to a range of environmental, business and development-related issues in various industries. Their specific knowledge in spatial analysis and skills in using geographic information systems (GIS) software can help to provide these solutions today and well into the future.

This one-year diploma is designed for graduates in a wide range of fields seeking to understand geospatial information, analysis, modelling and applications. Through the study of five core units plus three specialist options, you will gain a thorough understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of GIScience. The course offers the flexibility and convenience of studying on-campus, fully online or both.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

You must have a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from a recognised tertiary educational institution. The qualification may be in any discipline. We recommend that you have a background in mathematics and statistics equivalent to first-year university level. Without this background, you may have to study preparatory units.

Notes

The course may be completed in one year full-time depending on unit availability. Full-time study for Semester 2 entry is not available. Contact the Department of Spatial Sciences if you require further information.

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2016 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $26,700*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI).

Credit for previous study

Applications for recognition of prior learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis.


Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

Graduates are in high demand and find work in a diverse range of areas, including exploration and mining, oil and gas, environmental and resources management, agriculture, engineering, health sciences, urban and regional planning and transport.


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