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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 22 Feb 2021
  • Semester 2 - 19 Jul 2021
  • Trimester 1 - 25 Jan 2021
  • Trimester 2 - 10 May 2021
  • Trimester 3 - 23 Aug 2021
Mode of delivery



1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.

Program code: 40274

Study Spatial Science

From tracking bushfire spread, to precision agriculture and climate change, as a Spatial Scientist you could be part of one of Australia’s most rapidly advancing industries.

This degree will provide you with the practical skills needed to contribute new solutions to the many scientific challenges we face and make a meaningful difference in the world.

Why study with us?

  • NO. 1 in Australia for overall satisfaction for postgraduate Agriculture and Environmental Studies graduates (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019)
  • Expand your career opportunities – designed for those without an engineering and/or advanced mathematical background, you can apply the practical skills and knowledge that you gain during your studies to up-skill or change your career path.
  • Flexible study options – the courses in this program are delivered fully online to encourage active learning and allow you to achieve your Graduate Diploma in Spatial Science at a time that suits you.
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No. 1 ? in Australia for full-time employment and median salary (Postgraduate Agriculture and Environmental Studies)
$120,000 ? median starting salary for postgraduate Agriculture and Environmental Studies graduates – above the national average

What you will study

Our Graduate Diploma in Spatial Science will provide you with access to and practical skills in specialised Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) software. You will learn how to collect unique data sets using drones, access online global earth data and apply spatial analysis techniques to a broad range of environmental and social problems.

Courses you may study include:

  • Advanced Spatial Science
  • Advanced Remote Sensing Data and Applications
  • Biodiversity, Conservation Science and Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Impact Assessment and Climate Change Policy
  • Sustainability and Ecosystem Health

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

View the full course list

Career opportunities

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:

  • Geospatial modeller
  • Spatial scientist
  • Remote sensing analyst
  • Cartographer
  • Environmental scientist
  • Project manager