James Cook University Online
Graduate Certificate + Postgraduate Unit
FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment
8 months part-time
6 intake dates each year – enquire now!
The Graduate Certificate of Data Science, offered by James Cook University, is your first step into the data science revolution. This online course provides students with the foundation knowledge needed to pursue IT careers in an increasingly data-driven world.
More and more organisations are recognising and exploring the value of raw data analysis. In the business and research sectors especially, data science professionals with analytical expertise are becoming highly sought-after, making this course the perfect introduction to a new world of career opportunities.
Covering relevant topics across multiple domains, including mathematics, information technology and business, the course begins with a comprehensive introduction to data science and big data. You'll then delve into specifics, from statistical methods to data visualisation and database systems.
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
In this IT course, the subjects you may study include:
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.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Graduate Certificate of Data Science from James Cook University.
Graduates will be equipped to pursue careers in data scientist and analyst positions within variety of industries across the wider business and research spheres. Graduates may also choose to articulate into a higher degree, such as the Diploma of Data Science or Master of Data Science.
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 $45,881 (2019-20 income year).
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