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COURSE

Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence

GC-GEOSPI

TAUGHT BY: School of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS)

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

6months

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

100

About offering

This information is relevant for students commencing study in 2020. If you plan to commence study in 2019, please view the current offering.

This course covers both the core and advanced techniques required for managing, analysing, combining and transforming location-based data and remotely sensed imagery to extract higher meaning (intelligence). The course provides students with the opportunity to strengthen their knowledge and skills in geospatial intelligence by undertaking a significant location-based problem and producing a report over two semesters. Subject areas can be student, supervisor or industry led and preferably a combination of all three. Topics generally range from biodiversity, agriculture, urban planning, mining, defence, and emergency services, but are not restricted to these. It is designed for “up-skillers” or those seeking a career path change or a boost in their career progress. This course is available on-campus and by distance education (via online learning) to Australian and International students.

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.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

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 as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Essential course prerequisites

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.

Other requirements and notes for this course

Full-time study is available in semester 1 or semester 2.

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.

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

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:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

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 at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

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:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees and charges

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice:

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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Where to get further information

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  • Curtin course code: GC-GEOSPI
  • CRICOS code: 0100582
  • This offering was last updated on: 21/09/2019