Graduate Certificate in Data Science - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Graduate Certificate in Data Science

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The Graduate Certificate in Data Science will boost your career prospects by equipping you with up-to-date techniques in the growing fields of data science and machine learning. You will develop your understanding of how to integrate data and software systems, how to implement machine learning, and the statistics essential to every data scientist. You will bring together these knowledge areas and implement them in industry style data science practices. 

Study locations
  • South Bank
  • Online
USC program code
BU513
Commence
Semester 1
Duration
1 year part time
Study mode
Blended Learning, Online
Other requirements
Standard English language requirements apply.
Total courses
4
Total units
48
International
Not available to international students on a Student visa.
Career opportunities  

Data scientist, machine learning scientist, data analyst

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission candidates require completion of a recognised bachelor's degree in IT (or similar) from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent.

Fees for short courses

As part of the Federal Government's Job-ready Graduates package, USC is offering a limited number of Commonwealth supported places in the Graduate Certificate in Data Science in 2021. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be a domestic student, and meet the citizenship and residency requirements. For more information visit Commonwealth supported places. Eligible students are able to defer payment through HECS‑HELP.

Commonwealth supported places for this short course initiative are only available for 2021. Any remaining short course units that are commenced in 2022 would not be Commonwealth supported, and would be charged at the cost of a full fee paying place, payable upfront.*

How to apply

To apply for the Graduate Certificate in Data Science, submit the completed online application form via Apply USC. Commonwealth supported places will be allocated to eligible students who meet the entry requirements in order of application date, so apply as soon as possible.

*Note: The information provided above is correct as at 23 December 2020 and may be subject to change without notice.

Program structure

Required courses (4) 48 units

ICT705 Data and System Integration
ICT706 Machine Learning
ICT707 Data Science Practice
PUB708 Quantitative Research Methods

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

Total units: 48
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (part-time) duration is based on studying 24 unit points per semester ( 2 courses) and following the recommended study sequence
  • The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
  • Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.

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