GEOGRAPHY

A specialized course under Humanities , Social Science and Education

About the Course – Geography

Geography is a broad course. It is not only limited to maps and graphs. It helps provide solutions for complex global issues such as environmental and climate change, population and urbanization, economic change and planning, and citizenship.

Geography is the study of earth as the home of people. Geographers play a huge role in providing solutions to issues of environmental degradation and sustainability, population change and globalization. As these problems are widespread and will remain on the earth forever, there is a good demand of Geographers to help mitigate these long-term issues. Geographers can provide the skills and tools to support decision-making and planning across government, business and community sectors.

 

In Geography, you will study the interactions and reciprocal relations between earth, environment and society. Other issues considered in this program are climate change, population growth, hazards and environmental management. You will also engage in computer-based analysis of geographic data, and on-line discussion boards and interactive education techniques.

Career Prospect

There are a broad range of careers open to a geography graduate. Graduates can choose to work in the private or public sector or in a non-governmental organisation or charity depending on their specialization. Additionally, you can also become a teacher or take a law conversion course. Traditionally, employers such as house builders have only been willing to recruit geography graduates into land management roles if they had undertaken an industry-approved postgraduate conversion course. However, some of these companies have recently opened up their graduate schemes to applications from geography graduates fresh from university.

Career Opportunity

The following career paths are available to Geography graduates:

  • Cartographer
  • Commercial, residential or rural surveyor
  • Environmental manager
  • Exploration geologist
  • Facilities manager
  • Geographic information systems manager
  • Geomatics /land surveyor
  • Landscape architect
  • Nature conservation officer
  • Recycling officer
  • Tourist information officer
  • Town and country planner
  • Transportation planner
  • Travel agent
  • Waste disposal officer
  • Water conservation officer

Course Available by Providers

The courses are generally provided at Certificate Level, Bachelors and Masters.

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