Campuses and locations
The University of Newcastle is a multi-campus institution offering programs in a number of locations.
1 year part-time up to 3 years maximum.
Due to a rapid growth in the spatial science sector, there is increasing demand for employees with skills in managing and analysing location-based data to solve local through to global scale problems.
A Graduate Certificate in Spatial Science from the University of Newcastle will equip you with the practical and critical problem-solving skills necessary for understanding and applying Spatial Science technologies.
You will learn about the theory of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing (RS) spatial analysis, data acquisition and data management. You will become competent in specialised GIS and RS software and gain practical skills by collecting unique data sets using drones and accessing online global earth data products.
Courses you may study include:
Graduates will develop the knowledge and skills to contribute to a wide range of careers in government, private companies, and non-government organisations (NGOs).
Possible career opportunities include:
You will undertake simulated consulting projects whereby you will work together or individually to solve problems in the spatial sciences (eg. the causes of a major bushfire). You will be trained in GIS software and analysis methods which are highly sought after by industry, and will write a scientific report that follows consulting standards. You will also be exposed to real world applications of the skills you gain throughout your studies.