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Postgraduate Coursework

Graduate Certificate of Spatial Science

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
  1GC522
External Studies
  1GC522
Course Duration
Full-time
Not Available
Part-time
1 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
International
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

USPSC1

Award
Graduate Certificate of Spatial Science
Faculty/College
College of Engineering, IT and Environment
Sector
HE
Area of study
Science and The Environment
Agriculture and Animal Studies

The Graduate Certificate in Spatial Science complements your current science qualifications and will further develop your professional skill set. This stand-alone course belongs to a pathway between Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Environmental Management.

You are not expected to have previous experience in the spatial science field; however, if you do have some background, the repeatable placement unit allows the inclusion of project work in the unit selection.

Admission requirements

Successful completion of a recognised Bachelor degree, or Graduate Diploma, or equivalent in a relevant field, such as biological science, earth science, environmental engineering, environmental science, geography, geographic information, sustainability studies or other disciplines as deemed appropriate. Applicants who hold a degree not in the disciplines listed above may be considered on the basis of relevant professional experience and may be requested to submit a curriculum vitae (CV).

Course fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Tuition Fee and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

International full fees

International course fees are provided on the International Office Fee Schedule: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities in government, private companies and non-government organisations (NGO) as managers, technicians, project managers, maintenance officers, surveyors and geospatial modellers.


  • Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

    For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

    Credit transfer

    For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

This course is designed for professionals, across a wide-range of vocations, seeking to develop expertise in spatial science at postgraduate level. The Graduate Certificate in Spatial Science provides a package of applied spatial science units, and includes a placement project option for those with existing experience in spatial science.

Those completing the Graduate Certificate in Spatial Science are eligible to articulate into the Graduate Diploma and Master of Environmental Management with full credit transfer. Graduates of this program are equipped to work within the diverse range of disciplines and sectors involved in effective and sustainable ecosystem management.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Specialist Electives
(4 units)
40cp Specialist Elective units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below.

ENV502 Remote Sensing
ENV506 Environmental Monitoring and Modelling (assumed knowledge is ENV508)
ENV508 Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Thinking (new title 2018)
ENV518 Analysing and Synthesising Spatial Data (assumed knowledge is ENV502) (new title 2018)
SID500 Professional Practice in Environmental Management (repeatable)
 

  40cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Certificate AQF Level 8 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

COURSE CHANGES - 2018

ENV508 Applied Geographic Information Systems is now Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Thinking.
ENV518 Advanced Spatial Science is now Analysing and Synthesising Spatial Data.

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a part time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend: SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE

 Specialist Elective Units Availability

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
ENV502 Remote Sensing
ENV508 Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Thinking (new title 2018)
SID500 Professional Practice in Environmental Management (repeatable)
ENV518 Analysing and Synthesising Spatial Data (new title 2018)
SID500 Professional Practice in Environmental Management (repeatable)
ENV506 Environmental Monitoring and Modelling

Students commencing in Semester 2

There is no Semester 2 entry into this course.

 

Everything you need to get started

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