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- Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence
This course is of one semester duration full time or equivalent part time study. Flexible modes of program delivery are utilised and the course is available on campus as well as fully online. Part time and external study is only available to Australian resident students and international students studying outside Australia. Two intakes in February and July.
- 6 months full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Curtin Perth
Learn the principles of geographic information systems and remote sensing, and change to a career in geospatial intelligence.
Learn to apply your studies to real industry challenges and situations.
Highly ranked course
Curtin is ranked 40th in the world for earth and marine sciences (QSWUR by Subject 2020)
Top 1 %
Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.
Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.
In this course you'll learn the principles and applications of geographic information systems and remote sensing, focusing on their application in areas such as agriculture, defence, mining and urban planning.
This course requires no prior knowledge in the field. It is nested with other courses in geospatial intelligence – graduates may continue on to study our graduate diploma and master courses.
See our handbook for more course information.
- Biodiversity and conservation
- Emergency response planning
- Military intelligence
- Retail trade
- Transport and urban planning
What you'll learn
- Apply the fundamental principles of geospatial technology to a range of application areas
- analyse spatial data and issues to generate novel and appropriate solutions
- Select appropriate datasets/imagery and software to analyse, transform, and present findings in ways that are suitable to a range of audiences
- Recognise and be engaged in spatial issues that occur in other countries and/or on global scales
- Understand and interact with people across different cultures and respect different points of view
- Work and learn with industry to develop initiative, problem solving ability, team and communication skills as well as gain exposure to real-world, location-based, problems.
Applicants require a recognised Bachelor Degree in any discipline. Alternatively, applicants with more than three years’ demonstrable experience working in the fields of GIS or remote sensing may be considered for entry into the Graduate Certificate.
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
- Pearson Test of English Academic:
- Certificate in Advanced English (CAE):
Other requirements and notes for this course
Applicants for a Master Degree (Coursework) are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards.
In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
Tel: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees
Fee year: 2021
| Commonwealth supported |
What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)?
A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder (referred to as the “student contribution amount”). The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.
All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place. A limited number of Commonwealth supported places are also available for some postgraduate courses.
Learn more about CSPs and whether you’re eligible by visiting the Australian Government’s StudyAssist website.
| Domestic |
What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?
A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.
Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.
Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.
*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.
This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website
If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.
Fees are indicative only.
* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
For start dates, please view the academic calendar.
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- Curtin course code: GC-GEOSPI
- CRICOS code: 0100582
- Last updated on: December 1, 2021