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Graduate Diploma of Data Science

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Diploma

  • Study mode:

    Online

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    16 months part-time

  • Start date:

    6 intake dates each year – enquire now!

  • Awarded by:

    James Cook University Online

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What you'll learn

About this course

The Graduate Diploma of Data Science, from James Cook University, gives students the qualifications they need to pursue careers in the booming data science and analysis industry.

With eight subjects providing relevant knowledge from the mathematics, information technology and business domains, this course equips students with a comprehensive data science knowledge and skill base. The basics of data science are covered extensively, from statistical methods through to data visualisation and database systems. Students then delve into more specialised areas, such as methods of data analysis using the programming language, Python.

This course is one of the fastest graduate diploma programs in Australia, delivered by expert teachers with cutting-edge knowledge and real-world industry and research experience.

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).
  • A Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline (mathematics, statistics, physics, IT, computer science, engineering); or a Graduate Certificate of Data Science.
  • Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 - Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Areas of study

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

  • Foundations for Data Science
  • Statistical Methods for Data Science
  • Data Visualisation
  • Database Systems
  • Programming and Data Analytics using Python
  • Essential Mathematics for Data Scientists
  • Introduction to Data Mining
  • Advanced Statistical Methods for Data Scientists
James Cook University Online 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.

Career outcomes

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

Graduates are equipped to seek positions as data scientists and analysts across a wide range of business and research industries. Graduates can also choose to continue their studies and complete the full Master of Data Science qualification.

Payment options & support

Finance options

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.

You 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, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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