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Postgraduate Certificate in Geospatial Science and Technology

  • Graduate Certificate

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.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Duration
6 months full-time
Course Code
PGCertGST
Domestic Fees
$4,262 per year / $4,262 total
International Fees
$19,750 per year / $19,750 total

About this course

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.

Entry requirements

A student wishing to study the PGCertGST is required to have completed a bachelor's degree with at least a B Grade Point Average in their 300-level courses in an area relevant to geospatial analysis, or equivalent, or three years of professional experience in a related industry.

Students will be approved by the Academic Dean of Science based on the standard of their previous studies and work experience.

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.

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

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.

Useful information:

  • Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
  • Te Ropu Rapuara | UC Careers can help you to achieve the career you want, connect with employers, or find a job.
  • For research into career destinations by qualification, visit Te Pokai Tara | Universities New Zealand website.
  • Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
  • Come along to an upcoming information event for prospective postgraduate students.