Duration

1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2016

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

16

Faculty

Science

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in any field or Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science, with UQ or equivalent GPA of 4 or above on a 7 point scale.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 20960

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

Semester 1 - Monday before semester 1 commences. Contact School for details.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management

Email: gpem@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 3752

Web: www.gpem.uq.edu.au

Duration

1 Year full-time

Commencing 2016

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

16

Faculty

Science

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in any field or Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science, with UQ or equivalent GPA of 4 or above on a 7 point scale.

CRICOS Code: 003854G

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 33280

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Web: www.gpem.uq.edu.au

Why study the Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science?

The postgraduate programs in Geographic Information Science produce high-quality graduates with both technical and research skills in advanced areas of geographic information science. Graduates are competent in basic and advanced computing skills especially in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software; various GIS and remote sensing operations; and implementation and management of GIS projects. The program also covers applications of GIS and remote sensing technologies to varioys areas; resource analysis through remote sensing and airphoto interpretation; expert systems and decision support systems; and research, both applied and theoretical, in the field of spatial information systems.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in any field or Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science, with UQ or equivalent GPA of 4 or above on a 7 point scale.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

Semester 1 - Monday before semester 1 commences. Contact School for details.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in any field or Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science, with UQ or equivalent GPA of 4 or above on a 7 point scale.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 003854G

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 20960

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 33280

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Fee rules

View the 2016 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science

Careers

Graduates of this program are professionally qualified in the field of geographic information science and can apply the techniques of management and analysis of geographic information to a range of discipline areas that can lead to careers in local, state and federal governments, semi-government agencies, private industry and research institutions.

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science

To complete the Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #16 from the MGIS Program List comprising:

  • #6 from part B; and
  • #10 from any combination of part A, part B or part C.
Refer to GDipGIS rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science.

Program Rules for the Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science

Early exit points

Based upon course selection, students may be able to exit this award with the: