Graduate Certificate of Data Science
Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning
The Graduate Certificate of Data Science is designed to prepare students to work in a variety of roles in data-driven decision-making.
Build on your existing undergraduate qualification and/or industry experience as you develop skills related to managing, interpreting, visualising and deriving knowledge from small to medium-sized data sets.
In this course, you’ll expand your knowledge of computer science, data analytics and visualisation, and gain an understanding of the challenges of the data management lifecycle. You’ll also complete a project-based learning unit designed to introduce industry-relevant tools and techniques.
Did you know? This is a government subsidised short course as part of the Job-ready Graduates Package. You may be able to access a Commonwealth Supported Place.
12 months full-time or 2 years part-time
Hawthorn (Semester 1, Semester 2) - View application and start dates
2023 Start Dates
2024 Start Dates
Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
- Eight (8) core units (100 credit points).
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Graduate Certificate of Data Science is 50 credit points (normally four units)
Units of study
* Outcome units - matched exemptions are generally not granted for higher education outcome units.
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities and course aims and objectives.
Aims and objectives
|CLO1||Demonstrate a coherent understanding of the concepts and practices within the field of Data Science|
|CLO2||Analyse selected Data Science scenarios, develop a solution, and reflect on the appropriateness of the developed solution|
|CLO3||Exercise critical thinking and judgment by completing projects with industry relevance|
|CLO4||Communicate information proficiently to technical and non-technical audiences|
|CLO5||Take responsibility for their own learning, and manage their own time and processes effectively, both individually and as an effective member of diverse teams|
Pathways and scholarships
- Credit transfer, recognition of prior learning and scholarships.
Course fees and requirements
- Entry requirements and non-year 12 entry.
How do I pay my fees?
FEE-HELP is a loan given to eligible full-fee paying higher education students to help pay part or all of their tuition fees. The Commonwealth Government pays the amount of the loan directly to Swinburne.
HECS-HELP is a loan and discount scheme available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place. A HECS-HELP loan can cover all or part of the student contribution amount.
- a completed bachelor degree (or higher award) in any discipline from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent