The objectives of the graduate diploma of engineering science are to: enable students, who hold appropriate three or four year engineering qualifications or equivalent in the relevant specialisation (major field), to complete a postgraduate program that will lead to an advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in an engineering discipline; enable students who hold appropriate four year engineering qualifications or equivalent in a particular specialisation (major field) to change to another area of specialisation by completing a postgraduate program that will lead to an advanced theoretical and technical level of knowledge in an engineering discipline. Through this eight unit degree, students will do a combination of advanced study and practice of GIS, empowering them to manage resources more effectively, manage local government assets more economically and analyse data precisely. When students complete their graduate diploma of engineering science they could take the credit from their studies and go on to complete the master of engineering science where students will have the opportunity to do a research project and dissertation to apply their formal knowledge to a real world issue. As a GIS graduate, students could work in GIS, spatial information analysis, planning, mapping and spatial data management. They could support practising professionals and make a difference in the future of GIS. This degree provides a pathway to the master of engineering science which is provisionally accredited with engineers Australia for membership as a graduate professional engineer.