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DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY - [DAL], HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA - PROGRAMS

Halifax, Nova ScotiaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1818Established Year
  19000Enrollment

Certificate (Geographic Information Science)

 1 year
 full time
  English
 on campus

Field of Study

$ 16,822 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Dalhousie University offers a Certificate degree in Geographic Information Science for a duration of 1 year.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on a full-time basis.
  • The Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS) provides training and experience in geographic information science as part of an undergraduate degree program, usually in Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, or Biology, and prepares students for further study or employment in the area.
  • The Certificate requires the completion of GIS-related courses and a pre-approved research project that involves work with geographic information systems and geomatics.
  • This degree program will give students a degree for a competitive edge in today’s market place.
  • Students enroll in the GIS Certificate by contacting the certificate coordinator.
  • Students have to acquire a minimum grade of B- grade in each of the following courses:
    • Geoscience Information Management
    • GIS Applications to Environmental and Geological Science
  • In this program, students will learn how to design, manage, and complete a research project that emphasizes the use of a geographic information system (GIS).
  • Students will identify a suitable research problem and work to solve it through acquiring, organizing, analyzing and presenting data using GIS.
  • Projects should be undertaken after all or most of the coursework is completed, i.e., students should already be familiar with GIS concepts and functions, and be proficient in the use of at least one GIS package.
  • Students enrolled in an undergraduate program other than Biology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, or the College of Sustainability, may be able to complete the project through a directed readings or honours thesis course listed within their home department.
  • Students can apply for various Scholarship and bursaries according to their academic eligibility at Dalhousie University.
  • The average salary goes up to 37,000 USD after completion of the program.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Certificate
Duration1 year
Fees$ 17,834 for 1 year
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake January (Deadline - Sep 15)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
Program Urlhttps://www.dal.ca/faculty/science/programs/diploma-certificate-programs/geographic-information-s...

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students have to complete secondary school (Grade 12).
  • Students hold a minimum overall average of 70% in five academic Grade 12 courses.
  • A final grade of at least 70% in Grade 12 academic English and any other required subject.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they have any one of the following certificates:

  • All-India Senior School Certificate (CBSE)
  • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
  • Indian School Certificate (CISCE)
  • Or, another Senior Secondary School Certificate awarded after standard XII

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.


Required Document List

Following are the required document:

  • Online application form and fees: Students have to fill the online form and submit the application fees. 
  • Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Two Professional References: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Transcripts: Students have to submit transcripts from all universities/colleges attended, World Education Services Assessments, and English Language Proficiency test scores 
  • Confirmation of Employment Form:  Students must be emailed as an attachment by applicant or referee. 
  • Proof of name change: Required only if name discrepancies exist between transcripts/assessments/test scores and other application documents.  Examples of proof: Marriage/divorce certificates, 2 copies of government-issued ID that include a previous and current name and date of birth.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.


Application Deadline

January
Sep 15

September
Apr 01


Scores Required

90 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

61 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1
Tuition fees$16822
Others$1012
Total fees$17834

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and food$ 8,171

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020

VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • Students are required to get a study visa to study in Canada.
  • They may also need a Temporary Resident VISA (TRV) or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).
  • The cost of the study visa is 112 USD and it is valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Dalhousie acceptance letter
    • Valid passport
    • Financial Evidence
    • A letter from their sponsoring agency 
    • Documents showing strong ties to their home country

Work Study

Students must have a work-study visa to work in Canada.

  • On-Campus Work: Students enrolled full time are eligible to work on-campus. Students can work no more than 10-15 hours per week.
  • Off-Campus Work: Students who are continually enrolled full time at Dalhousie University are eligible to work off-campus. Students can work 20 hours a week or full time during a scheduled break.
  • Co-Op Work Visa: If students are required to work as an integral part of the studies or enrolled in a co-op program, they may be permitted to work off-campus full time. Students will need a co-op work visa.

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • GIS Developer
  • Conservationist
  • Law Enforcement
  • Cartographer
  • Health Geographer
  • Remote Sensing Analyst
  • Climate Scientist


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