Graduate Diploma of Data Science

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James Cook University Online
  • Awarded by

    James Cook University Online

  • Qualification

    Graduate Diploma

  • Study Mode

    Online

  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    16 months part-time

  • Start Date

    6 intake dates each year – enquire now!

  • Career Outcomes

    Data Analyst | Database Designer | Data Scientist | Big Data Visualiser | View all

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  • In a Nutshell

    JCU Online's Graduate Diploma of Data Science, helps students fast-track a career shift or career advancement. You gain immediately applicable skills and a clear understanding of the tools and frameworks you'll need to grow in whatever area of this diverse field you choose.

    An interdisciplinary approach means you'll acquire relevant knowledge across the maths, IT and business domains, delivered by academics with real-world data science experience.

    You will study eight online subjects. Subjects can be undertaken across any of the six study periods throughout the year. With up to six subjects on offer per year, you can choose to sit a study period out to suit your changing personal and professional schedule and circumstances.

    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.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    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.
  • Subject Breakdown

    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
    • Visual Analytics for Data Scientists using SAS
  • Why James Cook University Online?

    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 this course take you?

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

    James Cook University's online Graduate Diploma of Data Science can give you the knowledge to place you at the forefront of this fast-moving information revolution.

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

    • A foundational knowledge of the discipline of data science.
    • An understanding of database systems, data visualisation and statistical methods for data science.
    • An understanding of data mining and essential mathematics for data scientists.
    • Skills in programs including SAS, Python, RStudio and Tableau.

    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.

  • 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

    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-HELP

    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 $46,620 (2020-21 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:

  • 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.

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