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Graduate Certificate of Spatial Science Technology Specialisation Geographic Information Systems

Graduate Certificate of Spatial Science Technology Specialisation Geographic Information Systems (GCST)
CRICOS: 066078K

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 0.5 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul, Nov
Note: The Graduate Certificate of Spatial Science Technology (Geographic Information Systems) is available full-time on-campus commencing in February (Semester 1) only. This major is available for part–time commencement in July (Semester 2) and November (Semester 3).

Overview

  • Select from a range of courses (subjects), including web-based geographic information systems, land studies and photogrammetry and remote sensing.
  • Ideal if you have a bachelor degree and you want to extend your knowledge in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). No work experience is required to commence your postgraduate studies in this degree.

Further study

Take the credit from your degree and go on to complete the Graduate Diploma of Spatial Science Technology or Master of Spatial Science Technology.

Career outcomes

  • Career opportunities exist in the areas of geographic information systems, spatial information analysis, planning, mapping and spatial data management. You could support practising professionals and make a difference in the future of GIS.

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.

Work and life experience

You may be able to use your work experience and other adjustment factors to increase your selection rank and meet USQ's entry requirements.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree 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.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 4 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

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.

Other specialisations

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (4 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 17600
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 17600

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021- Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021
  • Semester 3, 2021 - Monday 15 November, 2021.

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