Graduate Diploma in Geomatics Science

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  • Academic title
    Graduate Diploma in Geomatics Science
  • Course description
         The Graduate Diploma in Geomatics Science is designed to provide an intensive continuing education program for surveyors of some years standing who desire to be re-skilled in aspects of modern geomatics science and technology. The course aims to meet the demands of graduates in allied disciplines presently working in the surveying and mapping industry, and who require specialist skills in specific areas of geomatics science. The course also provides the opportunity for graduates in surveying or geomatics from developing countries to become skilled in modern geomatic processes and it may serve as a preliminary studies program, leading to qualification in the Graduate Diploma in Geomatics Science, for those students intending to enter the Masters of Geomatic Engineering course.


    On successful completion of this course, students should have:

        * acquired knowledge of the underlying theory and processes in measurement science which, in conjunction with their previous training and experience, will allow them to work at an advanced level in either geodesy, photogrammetry or another specialist area in Geomatics

    Subject Options:

    Students undertake a total of 100 points. The course material is primarily selected from subjects of advanced standing in the Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering course and graduate subjects from the Master of Geographic Information Technology . The particular combination of subjects is chosen in consultation with the Course Coordinator.

    Language Requirements

    International students and students whose prior qualifications are from a university overseas where English is not the official language of instruction and examination need to supply proof of academic English language competency. Proof acceptable to the University includes:

    Original evidence of an English Language test score at a sitting within the last 24 months of either -

    TOEFL - at least 577 and a TWE of at least 4.5 (paper based) or a TOEFL of at least 233 with an Essay Rating of at least 4.5 (computer based)
    IELTS - at least 6.5. (A minimum band score of 6 is required in the Academic Writing module).

    Entry under a slightly lower Engineering alternative* English Language entry requirement is available as follows:

    TOEFL - at least 550, with a TWE of 4 or the computer based TOEFL of at least 213 with an Essay Rating Score of at least 4 and agreeing in writing to undertake and pass an ESL subject in the first semester of study at the University of Melbourne
    IELTS - at least 6 and agreeing in writing to undertake and pass an ESL subject in the first semester of study at the University of Melbourne.

    * The Faculty of Engineering’s English Language alternative may affect the duration and cost of your course.

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