Certificate in Digital Mapping and GIS (Geographical Information Systems) (Certificate in Digital Mapping and GIS (Geographical Information Systems))

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (TBC)
Key Programme Details
Award

Special Purpose Award

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

25

Department

GMIT Mayo Campus

General Information
Contact

Peter Butler

Email

springboard@gmit.ie

Phone

085 805 3691 from 09:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday

Address

Graduate Studies & Professional Development
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
Dublin Road
Galway

Role

Programme coordinator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

18/12/2020

Start Date

11/01/2021

End Date

24/12/2021

About this Course

The goal of this programme is to provide an opportunity for recent graduates and employees from a range of diverse sectors; engineers, ecologists, environmental scientists, geoscientists, data scientists, archaeologists, marine biologists, surveyors, town planners, agri-scientists and transportation planners; who have a need to augment their skills in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and digital mapping. It is particularly relevant in the context of current work in the area of climate change where GIS provides an essential tool for understanding our current situation and modelling future scenarios. This programme is about the "science of where". The advent of location-based technologies, the Open Data movement and free and open source software (FOSS) are opening up new opportunities and enhancing decision making capabilities in SMEs, semi-state and government agencies, from national to local level. The advent of the ubiquitous smart phone, smart transport, driverless vehicles, location-based advertising and the internet of things mean that geo-mapping and location-based services are key skills that are increasingly in demand by employers. Once considered a niche domain, GIS and digital mapping have now become mainstream as is seen by the inclusion of spatial data in the Government's data strategy. There is a rapidly growing demand for spatial data in many sectors. In Northern Ireland, over 80% of data used by public sector services has a geographic component. It is very likely the ratio is similar for government services in the Republic of Ireland. GIS Technical skills are essential to capitalise on the emerging opportunities.

Entry Requirements

Students will have to meet the entry requirements as indicated in GMIT's Academic Code of Practice No. 4 (Access,Transfer and Progression), at any given time.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can be used as a means to gain entry to the programme, or gain exemptions in accordance with Code of Practice No. 6(Policy and Procedures for the Recognition of Prior Learning). Prior learning canbe certified or experiential, and will be assessed in accordance with the code.

Long Description

The goal of this programme is to provide an opportunity for recent graduates and employees from a range of diverse sectors; engineers, ecologists, environmental scientists, geoscientists, data scientists, archaeologists, marine biologists, surveyors, town planners, agri-scientists and transportation planners; who have a need to augment their skills in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and digital mapping. It is particularly relevant in the context of current work in the area of climate change where GIS provides an essential tool for understanding our current situation and modelling future scenarios. This programme is about the "science of where". The advent of location-based technologies, the Open Data movement and free and open source software (FOSS) are opening up new opportunities and enhancing decision making capabilities in SMEs, semi-state and government agencies, from national to local level. The advent of the ubiquitous smart phone, smart transport, driverless vehicles, location-based advertising and the internet of things mean that geo-mapping and location-based services are key skills that are increasingly in demand by employers. Once considered a niche domain, GIS and digital mapping have now become mainstream as is seen by the inclusion of spatial data in the Government's data strategy. There is a rapidly growing demand for spatial data in many sectors. In Northern Ireland, over 80% of data used by public sector services has a geographic component. It is very likely the ratio is similar for government services in the Republic of Ireland. GIS Technical skills are essential to capitalise on the emerging opportunities. T

Timetable Info

Blended delivery

Delivery Location

Gmit Mayo Campus

Delivery Notes

Blended delivery

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Peter Butler

Address

Graduate Studies & Professional Development
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
Dublin Road
Galway

Phone

085 805 3691 from 09:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday

Email

springboard@gmit.ie

Application Procedures

NOTE: The course is now closed for applications. GMIT has applied for it to be funded again in 2021.. If the application is successful the course will reopen for application on www.springboardcourses.ie in May/June.