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Graduate Diploma in  Geographic Information Science

Program code: 5086

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)

Why study the Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science

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.

Summary

  • Program code
    5086
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    16
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in any field; or

Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science.

UQ or equivalent GPA of 4 or above on a 7 point scale.

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Further study options

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Government assistance

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out more about FEE-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $24,320
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science for the 2019 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units over two semesters. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value, and the actual duration of your program.

The University indexes tuition fees each year.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

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All domestic student applications for the Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science is 5086. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science is:

  • Semester 1 - Monday before semester 1 commences. Contact School for details.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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