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Postgraduate Certificate in Geospatial Science and Technology

PGCertGST
11 October 2023

UC's Postgraduate Certificate in Geospatial Science and Technology (PGCertGST) programme equips you with foundational knowledge of geospatial science and technology at postgraduate level. Learn more about studying a PGCertGST through our Te Kaupeka Pūtaiao | Faculty of Science.

DURATION

Postgraduate Certificate in Geospatial Science and Technology

Degree Structure - Duration
6 months full-time

START

Postgraduate Certificate in Geospatial Science and Technology

Degree Structure - Start In
Semester 1 or 2 (February or July)

POINTS

60

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 60 points:

  • Domestic — $4,579
  • International — $21,100

Overview


Postgraduate Certificate in Geospatial Science and Technology

Introduction

The Postgraduate Certificate in Geospatial Science and Technology (PGCertGST) programme equips students with a foundational knowledge of geospatial science and technology at postgraduate level. It can be a stepping-stone to a professional master’s degree or a one year professional qualification.

The programme intersects relevant disciplines such as Data Science, Computer Science, Geography, and Environmental Science with spatial analysis. Students will gain skills in programming, research analysis, database management, geospatial technology, and communication.



Postgraduate Certificate in Geospatial Science and Technology

Why Study - Body

Why study a Postgraduate Certificate in Geospatial Science and Technology at UC?

  • UC has extensive research strengths and strategic partnerships in the field of geospatial technology, such as Toi Hangarau | Geospatial Research Institute.
  • Geospatial science is recognised on Immigration NZ’s current Long-Term Skill Shortage List.
  • An optional internship course provides an opportunity to practice your knowledge in the workplace, enabling experiential learning and engaging in critical thinking and problem solving in a business environment.

Postgraduate Certificate in Geospatial Science and Technology

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

The PGCertGST requires a bachelor’s degree with at least a B Grade Point Average in your 300-level courses in an area relevant to geospatial analysis, or equivalent, or three years of professional experience in a related industry.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Geospatial Science and Technology or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

You can apply online at myUC.

See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.

Postgraduate Certificate in Geospatial Science and Technology

Subjects and Courses - Body

Subjects and courses

The PGCertGST includes compulsory courses on spatial analysis technology and programming, and you may choose your final 15 points from a selection of topics such as data management, modelling, communicating data findings, and specific uses of GIS such as within the Health, Forestry, and Natural Resources industries.

Elective courses

Complete one courses from the elective courses list.

Postgraduate Certificate in Geospatial Science and Technology

Career - Body

Career opportunities

Graduates of this Certificate will be able to fulfil the current geospatial skill shortage in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas in a range of different industries, including the private sector, government, and community organisations.

Useful information:

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 60 points):

  • Domestic — $4,579
  • International — $21,100

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 60 points):

  • Domestic — $4,454
  • International — $20,500

SSL estimate (per 60 points):

  • 2024 — $550.20
  • 2023 — $496.20

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Postgraduate Prospectus 2024

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