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Postgraduate subject

Geospatial Science and Technology

06 November 2023
‌UC has extensive research strengths in geospatial technologies and spatial analysis.


Geospatial Science and Technology


Geospatial Science and Technology 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.

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Geospatial Science and Technology

Why Study - Body

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 Science and Technology

Career - Body

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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