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Graduate Diploma of Spatial Science Technology GDST

Program focus


The 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 in geographic information systems.
The Graduate Diploma program is designed for those wishing to build
competencies across a broader discipline area, than the Graduate Certificate
in Spatial Science Technology.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Duration

2 semesters full-time or 4 semesters part-time
or by distance learning

Professional accreditation

The Graduate Diploma of 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 Diploma of Spatial
Science Technology majoring 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 knowledge of geographic information systems at an advanced
    level

  • a professional standard of communication

  • a knowledge of the professional journals and other information
    sources relevant to geographic information systems


Students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma of Spatial
Science Technology majoring 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 knowledge of surveying practice at an advanced level

  • a professional standard of communication

  • a knowledge of the professional journals and other information
    sources relevant to the specialised area of surveying and spatial
    sciences


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Program structure

The Graduate Diploma of Spatial Science Technology consists
of eight courses and is a one year full time on-campus program that
may also be studied externally over two years. The maximum time for
completion is two years for a full-time student and four years for
a part-time external 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 program
should select eight courses from the appropriate table including the
core courses if specified in the major.
Students who may go on
to, or wish to transfer into the MSST Master of Spatial Science Technology need to select course options to best
suit this program transition.

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Exit points

Students who for whatever reason, are unable to complete the GDST Graduate Diploma of Spatial Science Technology, and who satisfy all
of the requirements of the GCST Graduate Certificate in Spatial Science Technology
, may be permitted to exit with that award.

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