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Geospatial Intelligence
GC-GEOSPI

Geospatial Intelligence

Graduate certificate

Learn the principles of geographic information systems and remote sensing, and change to a career in geospatial intelligence.

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  • Qualification
    Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence
  • Duration
    6 months full-time
  • Credit
    100
  • CRICOS
    0100582
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
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Semester 1, 2023

Applications now open!

12 February 2023

Semester 2, 2023

10 April 2023

6 July 2023

Semester 1, 2024

14 August 2023

8 February 2024

Semester 2, 2024

8 April 2024

4 July 2024

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Why study Geospatial Intelligence at Curtin?

Cutting-edge

Learn to apply your studies to real industry challenges and situations.

Highly ranked course

Curtin is ranked 40th in the world for earth and marine sciences (QSWUR by Subject 2020)

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.

Outline

Outline

In this course you'll learn the principles and applications of geographic information systems and remote sensing, focusing on their application in areas such as agriculture, defence, mining and urban planning.

This course requires no prior knowledge in the field. It is nested with other courses in geospatial intelligence – graduates may continue on to study our graduate diploma and master courses.

See our handbook for more course information.

Career information

Industries

  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity and conservation
  • Emergency response planning
  • Health
  • Military intelligence
  • Mining
  • Retail trade
  • Transport and urban planning

What you'll learn

  • Apply the fundamental principles of geospatial technology to a range of application areas
  • analyse spatial data and issues to generate novel and appropriate solutions
  • Select appropriate datasets/imagery and software to analyse, transform, and present findings in ways that are suitable to a range of audiences
  • Recognise and be engaged in spatial issues that occur in other countries and/or on global scales
  • Understand and interact with people across different cultures and respect different points of view
  • Work and learn with industry to develop initiative, problem solving ability, team and communication skills as well as gain exposure to real-world, location-based, problems.

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Applicants require a recognised Bachelor Degree in any discipline.  Alternatively, applicants with more than three years’ demonstrable experience working in the fields of GIS or remote sensing may be considered for entry into the Graduate Certificate.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.0

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Domestic $14,358*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2023

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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