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Graduate Diploma of Spatial Science Technology Specialisation Geographic Information Systems

Graduate Diploma of Spatial Science Technology Specialisation Geographic Information Systems (GDST)
CRICOS: 072982E

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 1 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February
  • July
  • November
Note: This specialisation is available for part-time only commencement in Semester 3 (November).

Overview

  • USQ’s Graduate Diploma of Spatial Science Technology (Geographic Information Systems) is ideal if you have a three or four year bachelor degree in an aligned discipline 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.

Further study

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.

Career outcomes

  • 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.

Entry requirements

  • Australian university three or four year Bachelor degree in a relevant 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 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.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 8 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
1 x major 8
Total 8

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

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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 (8 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 29120
On-campus

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

AUD 33520

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

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.

CRICOS: 072982E

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020
  • Semester 2, 2020 - Monday 13 July 2020
  • Semester 3, 2020 - Monday 16 November 2020.

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