Courses & Units

Course rules for K6L Graduate Diploma of Spatial Science


2. Faculty may, on the recommendation of the Head of School, accept as a candidate for the Graduate Diploma of Spatial Science a person who has qualified for a bachelor degree at the University of Tasmania that does not include a major in GIS and Remote Sensing, or holds a degree or other tertiary qualifications deemed to be equivalent.

3. Candidates for the Graduate Diploma shall complete the prescribed requirements in not less than one year of full-time study (or its equivalent) and in not more than three consecutive years.

Course structure

4. To satisfy the requirements for the Graduate Diploma, a candidate shall successfully complete a total of 100% coursework units as specified in Schedule A.

5. (i) In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval or waiver by the Dean.

ii) Before seeking the Dean's approval a candidate shall have the selection of units approved by the Head of School.

Credit for previous studies

6. Passes in subjects or units in other courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the Graduate Diploma.

7. Applicants who have completed S5A Graduate Certificate in GIS are awarded credit for 50% coursework component of the Graduate Diploma, and are required only to complete the 50% GradDip Project component of the Graduate Diploma.


8. Candidates who have passed units towards the Graduate Diploma of Spatial Information Science with Honours will be entitled either to transfer to the Graduate Diploma of Spatial Science with full equivalent credit, or to graduate in accordance with that degree specification operating at the time of their admission to candidature.

9. The approved abbreviation for the Graduate Diploma of Spatial Science shall be GradDipSpSc.