Graduate Diploma in Data Science (Applied)

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  • Qualification:
    Postgraduate, Graduate Diploma
  • Study mode:
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    1.4 years part-time
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    University of Adelaide
  • Location:
  • Career Outcomes:
    Data Analyst | Data Scientist | Business Data Analyst | Database Coordinator |

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Course Rundown

Data science might sound like an exclusively technological concept, but in this digital age, it shapes and affects every industry. And with a Graduate Diploma in Data Science (Applied) from the University of Adelaide, there’s no limit to where your career might take you.

Throughout this comprehensive program, you’ll learn the skills, tools and techniques you need to apply data science principles in your industry, whatever it may be. You’ll dive deep into data, learning everything from the basic computer science and mathematical foundations that underlie the field through to data modelling, visualisation and applications. And with the flexibility of part-time, online study, you’ll be free to keep up with other work and life commitments while you grow closer to advancing your career to its next exciting level.

Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to enter the steadily growing field of data science in a range of industries, finding yourself in high demand for your skills and knowledge. So what are you waiting for? Find out more and kickstart your new career today!


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

  • Hold an undergraduate Bachelor's degree or equivalent in any discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.5; AND
  • Have completed SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods or equivalent.

In this data science program, the subjects you may study include:

  • Human and ethical factors in data science
  • Data taming, modelling, and visualisation
  • Foundations of computer science: Python A
  • Applied data science
  • Foundations of computer science: Python B
  • Applications of data science
  • Mathematical foundations of data science
  • Real data: Modern methods for finding hidden patterns

As South Australia’s leading university, part of the top 1% of universities worldwide, and one of Australia’s elite Group of Eight Universities, you can trust that when you study with the University of Adelaide, you’ll be one step ahead of the pack.

Study a postgraduate course online and enjoy a flexible learning experience that allows you to study while you work and at a pace that’s convenient for you. Go on, take the next step in your career and excel with a highly regarded course from the University of Adelaide.

Studying online doesn’t mean studying alone! When you log on and learn with the University of Adelaide, you’ll be supported every step of the way.

The University of Adelaide has developed Student Life Counselling Support and a University Crisis Line, especially for online students. They are confidential and a free service available to all enrolled students to help overcome issues impacting their life and study.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this program, you will receive a Graduate Diploma in Data Science (Applied) from the University of Adelaide.

Graduates are prepared to pursue roles in data analysis and application, business analytics, program management or technology, and apply their newfound skills to a range of other uses in their chosen industry.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

The full fee for this program is $30,624. Enquire now to find out more about payment options available to you. 

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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