Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Geographic Information Systems)

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Get real-world GIS skills

With Massey’s Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Geographic Information Systems) you can build on your undergraduate interests.

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What is it like?

Massey’s Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Geographic Information Systems) is a practical interdisciplinary programme, suitable for students with varying amounts of experience with GIS. You’ll learn how to set up, use and maintain a GIS, and apply existing software to solve problems.  

Get real-world skills

GIS are databases for information with a geographical component. For example, the Department of Conservation has a GIS database that contains information about each back country hut, including its location. GIS can produce information about places and analyse geographical relationships. GIS have applications in business, science, resource and environmental planning as well as arts. They are particularly relevant to ecology, geography, natural resource management and planning.

A good fit if you:

  • Wish to stay relevant to current advances in geographic information systems
  • Want to investigate a particular aspect of geographic information systems


With a PGDipArts (Geographic Information Systems) you can choose from a wide range of careers including:

  • Conservation and environmental research
  • Energy development
  • Resource management
  • Forestry
  • Public service
  • International development and diplomacy
  • Local and regional councils
  • Business and market research
  • Teaching
  • Tourism

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