Graduate Certificate of Data Science

Graduate Certificate of Data Science

The Graduate Certificate of Data Science, offered by James Cook University, is your first step into the data science revolution. This online course provides you with immediately applicable data science skills and is a great foundation for moving into a data science career, and as a stepping stone towards higher qualifications. 

As companies look to unlock the secrets hidden in data, demand for data science professionals who can mine data to deliver valuable business solutions will only increase, making this course the perfect introduction to a new world of career opportunities.

You will study four subjects while you complete your Graduate Certificate of Data Science. An interdisciplinary approach means you’ll acquire relevant knowledge across the maths,
IT and business fields, delivered by academics with deep experience in research and business.

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  • Qualification:
    Postgraduate, Graduate Certificate
  • Study mode:
    Online
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    8 months part-time
  • Start date:
    6 intake dates each year – enquire now!
  • Awarded by:
    James Cook University Online
  • Location:
    Online
  • Career Outcomes:
    Information and Data Professional | Data Analyst | Data Scientist | Big Data Visualiser | Market Research Analyst | View All

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Course Rundown

The Graduate Certificate of Data Science, offered by James Cook University, is your first step into the data science revolution. This online course provides you with immediately applicable data science skills and is a great foundation for moving into a data science career, and as a stepping stone towards higher qualifications. 

As companies look to unlock the secrets hidden in data, demand for data science professionals who can mine data to deliver valuable business solutions will only increase, making this course the perfect introduction to a new world of career opportunities.

You will study four subjects while you complete your Graduate Certificate of Data Science. An interdisciplinary approach means you’ll acquire relevant knowledge across the maths,
IT and business fields, delivered by academics with deep experience in research and business.

Eligibility

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

  • A Bachelor degree, plus high school intermediate level mathematics (basic algebra and differential calculus); or at least five years of relevant work experience (high numeracy skills)
  • Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

In this IT course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Foundations for Data Science
  • Statistical Methods for Data Science
  • Data Visualisation
  • Database Systems

Study when it suits you, receive personal academic support and make your CV shine with a qualification from an internationally recognised university.

With a reputation for excellence in teaching and research, we know the value of a world-class education: our students graduate to become leaders in their fields and their communities. What’s more, JCU has been awarded five stars for graduate job success for six years running by The Good
Universities Guide.

Through our postgraduate courses, we aim to empower professionals to have a positive impact and make their lives matter. Enrol and gain the skills to build your brighter future, today.

When you study with JCU Online, you can be sure that you will receive the best possible guidance and assistance to help you achieve your goals.

In addition to the academic and student networks you’ll develop, you will be introduced to your Student Success Advisor upon enrolment. They provide access to useful resources, dedicated
guidance and motivation throughout your study journey.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Graduate Certificate of Data Science from James Cook University.

The Graduate Certificate of Data Science gives you immediately applicable data science skills and is a great foundation for moving into a data science career, as well as a stepping stone towards higher qualifications.

After completing the Graduate Certificate of Data Science, you will gain:

  • Foundational knowledge of the discipline of data science.
  • An understanding of database systems, data visualisation and statistical methods for data
    science.
  • Skills in programs including SAS, Python, RStudio and Tableau.

Graduates will be equipped to pursue careers in data scientist and analyst positions within variety of industries across the wider business and research spheres. Graduates may also choose to articulate into a higher degree, such as the Diploma of Data Science or Master of Data Science.

Curious about where a career in it could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

James Cook University also offers an upfront payment option.

FEE-HELPYou may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $46,620 (2020-21 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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