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Postgraduate subject

Geospatial Data Science

06 May 2024

‌UC has extensive research strengths in geospatial technologies and spatial analysis.



Geospatial Data Science


Geospatial Data Science intersects relevant disciplines such as Data Science, Computer Science, and Earth and Environment with spatial analysis. Students gain skills in programming, research analysis, database management, geospatial technology, and communication.

UC offers a range of programmes, providing foundational knowledge for those from a diverse range of backgrounds to progress to entry-level geospatial roles, further postgraduate study or research, as well as development opportunities for those already in the industry.

Note: The name change from Geospatial Science and Technology is subject to Te Pōkai Tara | Universities New Zealand CUAP and Te Amorangi Mātauranga Matua | Tertiary Education Commission approval. Some details may change.

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Geospatial Data Science

What will my study involve?

  • 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.
  • Apply your geospatial skills through lab and field work, and the opportunity for an internship.

Geospatial Data Science

Career opportunities

There is currently a geospatial skill shortage in Aotearoa New Zealand, which graduates of our postgraduate programmes will be able to fulfil in a range of different industries, including the private sector, government, and community organisations.

Potential roles could be GIS analyst, GIS planner, local government analyst, or geospatial technology developer.

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