The Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Systems is primarily designed to meet the needs of graduates active in disciplines such as land administration, natural resource management, facility information management, environmental management and urban planning who wish to gain a sound working knowledge of the theory, technology and applications of GIS and associated science and technology. Such graduates are likely to come from areas such as engineering, geomatics, geography, planning, environmental science, agriculture and forestry.
The course is aimed at developing:
* a sound knowledge of the theory and practice of GIS and associated subjects such as remote sensing, environmental visualisation, and spatial analysis
* a wide appreciation of the range of purposes for which GIS and spatial information science in general can be applied
* strong practical skills in using and applying GIS and associated technologies to solve problems in fields such as land administration, natural resource management, facility management, environmental science, geography, planning, agriculture and forestry.
* a student may take other relevant GIS-related subjects offered by other departments and faculties with approval of the Course Coordinator
* subjects 451-612 Research Project GIS and 451-625 Investigative Project (25.0 points) are not routinely taken by students. These subjects are available in special cases to meet the needs of students who are required to undertake investigative study in a discipline not taught in the available coursework
* 451-625 Investigative Project (25.0 points) is taken over two semesters. To take this subject during the summer semester requires the written approval of the Course Coordinator.