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Postgraduate Certificate in Geospatial Science and Technology
Postgraduate Certificate in Geospatial Science and Technology

Postgraduate Certificate in Geospatial Science and Technology

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  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

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.

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening. Please note UC only accepts TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date, not MyBest scores.
  • TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 176 with at least 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50
  • NZCEL:  Level 5

Course Information

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.

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The PGCertGST includes three compulsory courses on spatial analysis technology and programming, and students may choose their final course from a selection of topics such as data management, modelling, communicating data findings, and specific uses of GIS such as within the Health, Forestry, and Natural Resources industries.

Compulsory courses

Students must complete these compulsory courses:

  • GISC 402 GI Science Research

  • GISC 404 Spatial Analysis

  • GISC 412 Spatial Algorithms and Programming

Optional courses

Students are required to complete an optional 15-point course from topics that include data science, statistics, computer programming, and digital business and technology. These can be selected from Schedule E to the Professional Master of Geospatial Science and Technology.

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Professional Master of Geospatial Science and Technology
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • 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.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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