Postgraduate Diploma in Geospatial Science and Technology

Study Discipline: Environmental Science
Study Programme Details
Country: New Zealand
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type



12 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a journey into the realm of geospatial science and technology with our Postgraduate Diploma in Geospatial Science and Technology (PGDipGST). This program serves as a gateway to a world of opportunities in the rapidly evolving field of geospatial technology.


Immerse yourself in a multidisciplinary learning experience that combines expertise from areas such as Data Science, Computer Science, Geography, and Environmental Science. Throughout the program, you’ll develop essential skills in programming, research analysis, database management, and the communication of findings, preparing you for a diverse range of geospatial roles.

Admission Requirements

  • You will need a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), with a minimum of a B Grade Point Average in 300-level courses in a subject relevant to geospatial analysis. Alternatively, you can apply based on three years of relevant professional experience in a related industry.
  • CAE or CPE: Score of 176 with a minimum of 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • IELTS Academic: An average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • NZAPA: English New Zealand Accredited Pathway Assessment Level 3
  • NZCEL: Level 5
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening

Compulsory courses:

  • GISC401 Foundations of Geographic Information Science
  • GISC403 Geovisual Analytics
  • GISC404 Spatial Analysis

Elective courses:

  • 60 points chosen from GISC courses
  • 30 points chosen from the elective courses list
  • Domestic — $9,157
  • International — $42,200

Future Career Outcomes

Our program equips graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in a variety of geospatial careers. Through hands-on training, industry-relevant projects, and exposure to cutting-edge technologies, you’ll be prepared to meet the demands of the ever-evolving job market. Whether you aspire to work in government agencies, environmental organizations, or private sector companies, the PGDipGST opens doors to fulfilling and impactful career opportunities.

Visa Requirements:

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