Graduate Diploma of Data Science (Internet of Things)

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  • Qualification:
    Graduate Diploma
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  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
  • Duration:
    16 months part-time
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  • Awarded by:
    James Cook University Online
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  • Career Outcomes:
    Internet Developer | Database Analyst | Internet of Things Service Technician | Internet of Things Data Administrator | Internet of Things Data Analyst | View All

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Course Rundown

Gain a recognised qualification in a rapidly growing technology field with this online Graduate Diploma of Data Science (Internet of Things) course from James Cook University Online.

The Internet of Things unlocks the potential of the data science sector by creating smarter, better-connected technology infrastructure. The Boston Consulting Group expects this field to grow at a rate of more than 30 per cent per year, which means unprecedented employment demand for qualified specialists.

This course provides a strong foundation in the skills and abilities required to work professionally in the area of the Internet of Things (IoT). In this course, you’ll build cutting-edge knowledge of smart devices, connected networks, sensors, programming languages, and related tools and platforms.

Designed for students with no prior experience in IoT, this course builds on your existing study or experience in data science and information technology. You’ll complete this course with a deep understanding of contemporary IoT knowledge, work-ready research skills, and connections to real-work business opportunities.

If you’re a natural problem-solver seeking a contemporary, cutting-edge and challenging new career in a rapidly expanding area, this course is your next career step.


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

  • Hold a bachelor's degree, plus high school intermediate level mathematics (basic algebra and differential calculus), or have at least five years of relevant work experience; OR
  • Hold a bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline (mathematics, statistics, physics, IT, computer science, engineering); or a Graduate Certificate of Data Science.

Applicants must meet English language proficiency requirements. James Cook University offers mathematics subjects available online prior to applications for students who do not currently meet the mathematical entry requirement level.

In this information technology course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Foundations for data science
  • Database systems
  • IoT communications systems
  • Statistical methods for data science
  • IoT edge devices
  • Introduction to data mining
  • Data visualisation
  • IoT security and cloud computing 

Get equipped with the skills you need to succeed when you study with one of Australia’s leading universities, James Cook University Online! Choose to undertake a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or masters and gain the knowledge and confidence to make your mark in the industry.

Their flexible online study option means you can learn on the go, or from the comfort of your own home while still having full access to leading academic materials. JCU has created an interactive and dynamic online learning platform packed with videos, group chats and more to keep you connected with your teachers and peers.

Enjoy a first-class learning experience when you learn with JCU, ranked in the top 2% of universities from around the globe (Academic Ranking of World Universities – ARWU) and home to some of the world’s leading academics.

The success and happiness of their students is James Cook University’s first priority.

From day one through to graduation, students at JCU Online will have the support of a one-on-one Success Advisor. Each advisor will be readily available to help you with any administration, navigating the system, staying motivated and more.

Got a question for your tutor? They’ll be available for any questions and advice via online chat.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Graduate Diploma of Data Science (Internet of Things) from James Cook University Online.

This qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to seek work in the rapidly expanding Internet of Things (IoT) sector. With this qualification, you may choose to seek employment both at home and overseas in roles including working as an IoT solutions specialist, an IoT database administrator, an IoT data scientist or as a systems analyst. You'll graduate with the advanced skills and contemporary knowledge to play a leading role in an exciting, expanding new technology field.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

The total cost for this course is $3,300 per subject or $26,400.

FEE-HELP study loans are available to eligible students. Please contact James Cook University for more information.

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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