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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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Course outline
  • Qualification
    Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence
  • Duration

    Duration

    6 months full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    100
  • CRICOS

    CRICOS

    0100582
  • Location

    Location

    Curtin Perth
Course outline

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Semester 1, 2024

1 May 2023

Applications now closed!

Semester 2, 2024

Applications now open!

4 July 2024

Semester 1, 2025

1 May 2024

6 February 2025

Semester 2, 2025

7 April 2025

3 July 2025

Course outline

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.

What jobs can the Geospatial Intelligence course lead to?

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 and charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

2024 Fee year:

$4,500*

Commonwealth supported

Commonwealth supported

$14,789*

Domestic

Domestic

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

To be eligible for the Commonwealth supported fee:

  • Australian citizens must complete some of their course of study while residing in Australia.
  • Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens must be residing in Australia for the entire course.

For further information on eligibility please refer to the Australian Government Study Assist website.

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

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).

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Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2024

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

2025

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

2026

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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  • Curtin course code: GC-GEOSPI
  • CRICOS code: 0100582
  • Last updated on: 16 April 2024

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