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Graduate Certificate of Spatial Science Technology (Geographic Information Systems)

Summary
Graduate Certificate of Spatial Science Technology Specialisation Geographic Information Systems (GCST)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 4 units

Duration
  • 0.5 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Pursue your passion

USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Spatial Science Technology (Geographic Information Systems) is ideal if you have a three or four year bachelor degree and you want to extend your knowledge in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). You don’t even need work experience to commence your postgraduate studies in this degree.

Through this four unit degree, you have the option to select from a range of courses (subjects), including web-based geographic information systems, land studies and photogrammetry and remote sensing.

Further study

When you complete your Graduate Certificate of Spatial Science Technology you could take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Graduate Diploma of Spatial Science Technology. You could even go on to complete the Master of Spatial Science Technology where you will have the opportunity to do a research project and dissertation to apply your formal knowledge to a real world issue.

Professional accreditation

The Graduate Certificate of Spatial Science Technology is not accredited by any professional bodies other than the University of Southern Queensland.

As a GIS graduate, you could work in GIS, spatial information analysis, planning, mapping and spatial data management. You could support practising professionals and make a difference in the future of GIS.

The other specialisation available for the Graduate Certificate of Spatial Science Technology is Surveying.

Courses to be studied Units
4 x specialisation courses 4
Total 4
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 4717
Domestic full fee paying AUD 10760

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2017 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Australian university three or four-year Bachelor degree in an approved discipline area, or equivalent. 
    or
  • A minimum of five years’ relevant professional work experience. 

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.


How to apply

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July 2018. 

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.