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Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science

Overview

Gain the geospatial data skills to advance your career in ecology, exploration, health, planning, maths, cartography, surveying, geography or environmental science.

If you're looking to advance your career in ecology, mineral and oil exploration, health, urban and regional planning, mathematics, cartography, surveying, geography or environmental science, this six month full-time program will equip you with the geospatial data skills you need.

Access specialist laboratories that feature the latest applications for GIS, remote-sensing, automating geospatial tasks with programming, and web map publishing.

Use online GIS data and applications for key national data such as the population census, Earth observation and national mapping services for society and the environment, to gain a comprehensive understanding of these applications across many sectors.

Graduate with advanced computing skills in GIS software, competence in GIS and remote-sensing operations, and sought-after project implementation and management skills.

Location
External, St Lucia
Duration
Half Year (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021)
Program Code
5028
AQF
Level 8
Location
External, St Lucia
Fees
A$20520 (2021 indicative per year)
Duration
Half Year
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021)
Program Code
5028
CRICOS Code
011168G
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • 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.

1 in Queensland for geography

QS World University Rankings 2021

1 in Australia for environmental sciences

QS World University Rankings 2021

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Research experience
  • Fieldwork

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Introduction to Earth Observation Sciences
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Coastal Processes and Management

See all courses in this program

See program rules [PDF]

In Semester 2, 2021, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options for students who can't attend in person. Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Regional planner
  • Built environment consultant
  • Environment and resource manager
  • Mineral exploration consultant
  • Emergency services officer
  • Geospatial application developer
  • Environmental scientist
  • Cartographer
  • Landscape modeller
  • Ecologist

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (postgraduate)

$78K–$90K

compared.edu.au

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in any field, with UQ or equivalent GPA of 4 or above on a 7 point scale; or 2 years of work experience in the same discipline.

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in any field, with UQ or equivalent GPA of 4 or above on a 7 point scale; or 2 years of work experience in the same discipline.

Related programs

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

AUD $20,520

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science for one semester in 2021. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (8 units per semester).

The fee for part-time study is proportionately lower. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Indicative annual fee

AUD $15,680

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science at 2021 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (8 units in one semester).

The fee for part-time study would be proportionately less. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value and the time you take to complete this program. Fees may be higher in later years as all fees are reviewed annually.

A limited number of Commonwealth supported places (CSPs) are offered in this program on the basis of academic merit. See the fee for a CSP in this program. Once all CSPs have been exhausted, offers may be made on a tuition-fee-paying basis.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Graduate Certificate 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.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

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

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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