Geographic Information Science (GIScience) professionals are valued by organisations looking to develop powerful location-based solutions to a range of environmental, business and development-related issues in various industries. Their specific knowledge in spatial analysis and skills in using geographic information systems (GIS) software can help to provide these solutions today and well into the future.
This one-year diploma is designed for graduates in a wide range of fields seeking to understand geospatial information, analysis, modelling and applications. Through the study of five core units plus three specialist options, you will gain a thorough understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of GIScience. The course offers the flexibility and convenience of studying on-campus, fully online or both.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
What jobs can the Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science lead to?
Graduates are in high demand and find work in a diverse range of areas, including exploration and mining, oil and gas, environmental and resources management, agriculture, engineering, health sciences, urban and regional planning and transport.
What you'll learn
- apply geographic information science concepts and research methodology to geospatial applications
- think critically and creatively to generate innovative solutions and apply logical and rational processes to collect and analyse spatial information
- access, evaluate, reflect and synthesise spatial and related information from multiple sources
- communicate in professional and scholarly ways appropriate to the discipline of geographic information science
- select, use and apply technologies, recognising their advantages and limitations when applied to spatial information
- demonstrate responsibility and self-learning skills by applying critical reflection and proactive decision making
- interpret and apply Australian and international best practice standards in geospatial methods and technologies
- develop respect for cultural diversity in professional life
- employ ethical and professional behaviours, whilst working autonomously and with others