Graduate Diploma of Spatial Science Technology (Geographic Information Systems)
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- Semester 3 (November)
- 8 units
- 1 year or part-time equivalent
Program Information Set
Extend your knowledge in GIS
USQ’s Graduate Diploma 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 eight 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.
When you complete your Graduate Diploma of Spatial Science Technology you could take the credit from your studies and 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. If you are considering continuing onto a Master degree, your choice of courses may have an impact later. It is best to have a chat to our Student Relationship Officers before finalising your decision on courses.
The Graduate Diploma 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.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 9527|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 27040|
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.
- Australian university three or four year Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline area, or equivalent.
- 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
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
- Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 24 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.