Postgraduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science

Victoria University of Wellington

Subject area

Earth Sciences not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

A Bachelor's Degree with an average grade of B and two undergraduate GIS courses or extensive relevant industry experience. Entry will require the approval of the Programme Director and information about the admission requirements will be included in the relevant prospectuses.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates of the PGCertGIS will have a high-level understanding of key spatial fields and their theoretical foundations (e.g. remote sensing, spatial analysis). They will also critically employ geospatial tools and technologies to real-world situations and use an in-depth knowledge of underlying spatial concepts to adapt to future changes in geospatial technology and processes. Graduates will be able to effectively communicate the results of geospatial analyses and techniques to industry, government, and be aware of the implications of Geographic Information Science (GIS) on the Treaty of Waitangi. Graduates will be well prepared to undertake GIS roles in relevant science, government, or private sector organisations.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Earth Sciences at this level can earn:

$53,000

Median earnings one year after study

$54,000

Median earnings two years after study

$71,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

73%

Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2021

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Heartland Bank Freemasons Scholarships

Provided by:

Freemasons New Zealand - National Office

Website:

http://freemasonsnz.org/charity/

Value:

$6,000 - one per Division.

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Murray King Memorial Scholarship

Provided by:

Masterton District Council - Community Services Manager

Website:

http://mstn.govt.nz/

Value:

Up to $2,000.

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 842 864
Phone: (04) 472 1000
Fax: (04) 499 4601
Email: info-desk@vuw.ac.nz
Web: http://www.vuw.ac.nz

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Sources

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