University of Newcastle

Graduate Diploma in Spatial Science

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

Spatial science underscores almost every aspect of modern life. Due to rapid growth of easily accessible high-quality spatial data, there is increasing demand for employees with skills in managing and analysing location based data in order to solve local through to global scale problems. In this program you will have access to specialised GIS software, learn how to collect unique data sets using drones, access online global earth data and apply spatial analysis techniques to a wide range of environmental and social problems. By the time you finish your studies, you will have the practical skills to make a meaningful difference in the world and contribute new solutions to the many scientific challenges we face.


80 units, comprised of the following: 20 units of core courses30 units of Group A directed courses30 units of Group B directed courses


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

Standard entry requirements

An AQF level 7 Bachelor degree or higher tertiary qualification OR An AQF Level 6 Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree in a cognate area (such as geography, environmental science, earth science, civil engineering, surveying, or environmental engineering) plus a minimum of one year relevant experience.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Domestic: $23,675
  • Part-time : 1 year
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year

Fee comments

Campuses: Online.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

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