The Higher Diploma in Geographical Information Systems is a part-time course designed to give you a theoretical understanding of geographical information systems (GIS) and practical hands-on training in key GIS software. The course focuses on developing the skills and knowledge of the participants to enable the effective use of GIS technology in a professional environment. GIS is a fundamental technology for the effective management, manipulation, analysis and display of spatial data. The use of GIS technology has grown rapidly in the past 10 years and the demand for suitably qualified GIS professionals has increased significantly. The course has been designed to ensure that you will acquire the skills and expertise to meet the needs of potential employers.
The Higher Diploma in Geographical Information Systems is taken on a part-time basis over a 10 month period (10 x 3 day seminars). You will take five modules.
This course is delivered through a series of lectures and workshops.
The Higher Diploma in Geographical Information Systems has been running successfully in UCC for 13 years and has an excellent reputation within the Irish GIS community. It is highly regarded as a course for continuing professional development, with many organisations sponsoring staff participation on the course. It is also very popular with those looking to work in the GIS environment. The course has an excellent employment track record.
Having completed the course you will have comprehensive skills in the use of key GIS software and the underlying knowledge of how to effectively implement GIS, undertake analysis and ensure best practice. GIS is widely used in a variety of organisations in Ireland, including:
county and city councils
the Defence Forces
marketing and insurance companies
environmental and engineering consultancies
and many more.