James Cook University Online
FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment
16 months part-time
6 intake dates each year – enquire now!
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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.
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
In this IT course, the subjects you may study include:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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 $47,014 (2021-22 income year).
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