Graduate Certificate in Data Science Fundamentals

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La Trobe University
  • Awarded by

    La Trobe University

  • Qualification

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availablePayment plan

  • Duration

    6 months

  • Start Date

    There are six student intakes per year, pick the start date that suits you

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Financial Analyst | Intelligence Analyst | Data Analyst | Small Business Analyst | View all

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  • In a Nutshell

    If you're looking for a course that will let you master the data science fundamentals, then this Graduate Certificate in Data Science Fundamentals qualification from La Trobe University could be just what you're looking for. This course is designed to set aspirants on the path to becoming proficient data scientists, equipping them with a mastery of mathematics, modelling, and database design. Whether for those with existing data science experience or newcomers to the field, the qualification provides invaluable skills and knowledge from industry experts, building professional networks and preparing individuals for a successful career in data science.

    Key areas of learning within the program include programming, database fundamentals, mathematics, and statistics and probability. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of computer languages, with a specific focus on Python for problem analysis and software-based solutions. You'll learn to design, build, and implement databases, and delve into advanced database design concepts. Additionally, you will explore mathematical theories and techniques essential to data science, including the use of matrices for data manipulation. The program also imparts key statistical techniques and the application of R to comprehend data, identify trends, and predict probable outcomes.

    The flexible online learning platform allows students to learn from leading academics and industry practitioners. It fosters a dynamic learning environment that enhances not only the absorption of an intriguing curriculum but also the establishment of robust connections with fellow students. These connections can significantly support career development and expand professional networks.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

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

    • Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
  • Subject Breakdown

    While completing the Graduate Certificate in Data Science Fundamentals qualification from La Trobe University, you may study the following subjects:

    • MAT4MDS - Mathematics for Data Science
    • CSE4IP - Introduction to Programming
    • CSE4DBF - Database Fundamentals
    • STM4PSD - Probability and Statistics for Data Science
  • Why La Trobe University?

    For over 50 years, La Trobe University has been transforming people and societies. Ranked in the top 1% of Universities worldwide by 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and ranked as one of the best 50 universities across East Asia, South-east Asia and Oceania. La Trobe has a proud history of world-class teaching and academic research.
    Throughout your studies with La Trobe you’ll see firsthand how to champion local communities, tackle the big issues of our time and work to the highest standards. As you step forward in your career, you’re able to set a new standard of excellence.

    At La Trobe University, online courses are designed to be flexible for the working professional. Taught by experts in their field, our courses will show you how to adapt to new situations, connect with others and take the lead.

    Developed for busy professionals with personal commitments, our online courses help you take your career and leadership abilities to the next level.

    Online courses feature the same course structure and opportunities that our on-campus students experience, so you’re sure to enjoy a quality education and one-on-one support. You’ll have 24/7 technology assistance, so you truly can learn when and where it’s best for you.

  • Where will this course take you?

    On completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised Graduate Certificate in Data Science Fundamentals qualification from La Trobe University. The qualification will ensure that you have mastered the fundamentals of data science and are fully equipped to start applying data science tools and principles to solving real world business problems.

  • Career Outcomes

    Data Scientists can fill many different roles within various businesses, depending on their specialisation and the needs of their organisation. Potential roles for trained Data Scientists include: Data Scientist (generalist), Data Engineer, Data Analyst, Business Analyst, Business Intelligence (BI) Developer, Machine Learning Scientist, Statistician, Enterprise Architect and similar.

  • Let's talk price

    Fees are paid per subject and each subject costs $4,050. The total cost of the course is $16,200.

    Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to assist with your fees. 


    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, 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 $48,361 (2022-23 income year). 

    Find out more about government study loans here.

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

  • Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).


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