Postgraduate Certificate in Geospatial Science and Technology
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.
- 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.
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. Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.
The Certificate is comprised of 60 points, including compulsory and elective courses.
The Certificate can be studied full-time within 6 months or part-time within 1 year.
The PGCertGST includes compulsory courses on spatial analysis technology and programming, and you may choose your final 30 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.
Select two of the following courses:
Complete 30 points of courses from the elective courses list.
You may go on to study the Professional Master of Geospatial Science and Technology.
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.
- Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
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- Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
- Come along to an upcoming information event for prospective postgraduate students.
See Tuition Fee Structure for more information
|2023||60||Fee estimate. Actual fee will be determined by course selection.||$4,454|
|2022||60||Fee estimate. Actual fee will be determined by course selection.||$4,335|
|Year||Points||Info||Fees (NZD)||Fees (NZD) Excl GST|
|2022||60||Special (Set) Programme Fee||$20,000||$17,391|
|2023||60||Special (Set) Programme Fee||$20,500||$17,826|
For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Geospatial Science and Technology.
For study planning help, contact Te Kura Aronukurangi | School of Earth and Environment.
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