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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science

  • Graduate Diploma

Gain the geospatial data skills to advance your career in ecology, exploration, health, planning, maths, cartography, surveying, geography or environmental science.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
1 year full-time
Course Code
5086, 003854G
Intake Months
International Fees
$41,040 per year / $41,040 total

About this course

If you're looking to advance your career in ecology, mineral and oil exploration, health, urban and regional planning, mathematics, cartography, surveying, geography or environmental science, this one year full-time program will equip you with the geospatial data skills you need.

Access specialist laboratories that feature the latest applications for GIS, remote-sensing, automating geospatial tasks with programming, and web map publishing.

Use online GIS data and applications for key national data such as the population census, Earth observation and national mapping services for society and the environment, to gain a comprehensive understanding of these applications across many sectors.

Study advanced areas of GIS and choose from electives including spatial analysis, remote-sensing, web mapping and related professional skills development.

Graduate with advanced computing skills in GIS software, competence in GIS and remote-sensing operations, and sought-after project implementation and management skills.

Study locations

St Lucia


What you will learn

  • Access specialist laboratories featuring the latest applications.
  • Study advanced areas of GIS and choose electives to match your career ambitions.
  • Gain advanced computing, implementation and management skills.
  • Graduate job-ready for a range of private and government roles.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Urban planner
  • Built environment consultant
  • Environment and resource manager
  • Mineral exploration consultant
  • Emergency services officer
  • Geospatial application developer
  • Environmental researcher
  • Cartographer
  • Web map publisher
  • Ecologist