Introduction to Data Science

  • Qualification:

    Course Unit

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    6 weeks

  • Start date:

    June 2019

  • Awarded by:

    Monash University

Course UnitCourse unit
Work towards a qualification one subject at a time, or complete a stand-alone course unit for personal interest or professional development. You may be eligible to receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for studying this unit.

Course Rundown

Are you a programming or database professional who’s ready to move into the ever-expanding field of data science? Monash Online’s single-unit Introduction to Data Science course is a fantastic first step.

This foundational course provides an essential introduction to the theory and practice of data science. You’ll learn about methods of data handling and different styles of data analysis; review in-depth case studies; and examine the use of data analysis in a business context.

After six weeks of online study, you’ll have a keener understanding of data science and an ability to analyse and manage data yourself. Put your knowledge to use in a new role, or pursue further study in the data science arena – the choice is yours!


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Have completed FIT9131 – Programming Foundations in Java; OR
  • Have completed FIT9133 – Programming Foundations in Python; AND
  • Have completed FIT9132 – Introduction to Databases

What You’ll Learn

This is a single-unit course and may be used toward credit for future studies in data science.*

*Subject to course entry requirements

Why study with Monash University?

Monash University offers its students a unique learning opportunity with their 100% online courses. Receive a premier experience with their personalised and interactive online courses in health, psychology and technology.

Undertake an online course and receive full access to instructors, fellow students, and dedicated tools including discussion forums and live video chat. With over 280,000 graduates and a ranking in the top 1% of the world’s universities (Times Higher Education Learning 2016-’17), Monash University is widely recognised and renowned as innovators of education.

Student Support

As a student of Monash Online, you’ll be able to access their study planner tool, which will aid you with your time management and act as your personalised study timetable.

Their simple to navigate online courses makes online learning as seamless as possible, plus you'll have a personal Student Success Advisor to guide you throughout your learning journey.

Exchange ideas, receive feedback and generate opportunities by connecting with instructors and peers in real time.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will have a sound understanding of the role of data in organisations, and an ability to apply basic tools to the analysis and management of data.

Successful completion of this unit can be used as credit toward a full qualification.

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

The fee for this data science course unit is $4,062.50