Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science PGDipGIS
The PGDipGIS consists of four compulsory courses and four elective courses covering GIS foundations, theory, research methodology, data collection and processing, analysis and presentation. Graduates will have advanced
knowledge in the field, with the ability to plan, execute and present the findings of applied GIS projects. They will be qualified to work as GIS professionals in government and industry.
Candidates wishing to enrol in the Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science must have either qualified for a degree in a New Zealand university which is of relevance to the proposed course of study; or presented evidence of ability for advanced level academic study; or been admitted Ad Eundum Statum to enrol for the Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science.
Students planning to complete a PGDipGIS must apply for admission to the GIS programme. Applications for admission must be received by the Department of Geography on the prescribed form no later than 1 November in the year preceding desired entry. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that an up-to-date official academic record is sent to the Department of Geography as soon it is available. Students must also apply to enrol.
The PGDipGIS consists of four compulsory courses:
- GISC 401 Foundations of Geographic Information Science
- GISC 402 Geographic Information Science Research
- GISC 403 Cartography and Geovisualisation
- GISC 404 Geospatial Analysis
Plus from Group A, at least one of the following courses:
Plus from Group B, at least one of the following courses:
- GISC 410 GIS 2.0 (offered by the University of Victoria)
- GISC 411 GIS in Health
- GISC 412 Spatial Algorithms and Programming
- GISC 413 Special Topic: Geomatic Data Acquisition Techniques
and/or two other courses at 400-level or higher (to a maximum of 0.25 EFTS) listed in the UC Calendar or other university calendars relevant to a coherent programme of study with approval of the Programme Director of GIS.
A total course weighting of at least 1.0 EFTS must be completed.
One to two years full-time or up to four years part-time.
For full requirements see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science(University Regulations website).