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Graduate Certificate in Spatial Science Technology GCST

Program focus


This four unit program is intended to enable students who already
hold an undergraduate qualification in another field to develop or
extend their knowledge in either surveying or geographic information
systems.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Duration

1 semester full-time or 2 semesters part-time or
by distance learning

Professional accreditation

The Graduate Certificate in Spatial Science Technology is not accredited
by any professional bodies other than the University of Southern Queensland.

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Program objectives

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate
in Spatial Science Technology specialising in Geographic Information
Systems (GIS) will be able to demonstrate:

  • an understanding of the concept of spatial and geographic information
    systems

  • familiarity with the analysis and management of spatial information

  • an awareness of potential applications and limitations of geographic
    information systems

  • an understanding of the capture, conversion and output of geographic
    information

  • a professional standard of communication.


Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate
in Spatial Science Technology specialising in Surveying will be able
to demonstrate:

  • a capacity for the analysis, evaluation and synthesis of surveying
    related systems

  • enhanced technical skills in surveying technology

  • an awareness of the current surveying practices and methods

  • a professional standard of communication.


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Program structure

The Graduate Certificate in Spatial Science Technology consists
of four courses. The maximum time for completion is one year for a
full-time student and two years for a part-time student.

Students may commence their studies at the beginning of either
Semester 1 or Semester 2. Students may select one of the two majors
in the program, either Geographic Information Systems or Surveying.
The courses offered in each major are shown in the following tables.

Students wishing to complete the Graduate Certificate in Spatial
Science Technology should select four courses from the appropriate
table including the core course if specified in the major. Students
who may go on to complete the Master of Spatial Science Technology program should study the recommended enrolment patterns for that
program to ensure that they will satisfy the core course requirements.

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