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:


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Data as at November 2022

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust

Provided by:

The Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust - Secretary



Previous awards have generally been given in the region of $3,000 - $5,000 (per award).

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Ngati Manawa Iwi Education Scholarship (Accomodation)

Provided by:

Victoria University of Wellington - The Scholarships Office



$10,000 contribution to the cost of staying in one of Victoria University's Halls of Residence.

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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

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