If you’re serious about your career in data, our eight-month, internationally recognised Graduate Certificate in Data Science (Applied) is for you. Gain essential, workforce-ready skills in stats, programming, ethics and other real-world applications of data science. Apply today and start your journey towards becoming a versatile and highly employable data scientist who’s ready to take on any technical or business challenge.
Potential career outcomes could include:
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Data Scientist
- Business Analyst
- Risk Analyst
What You'll Learn
At the completion of the Graduate Certificate in Data Science (Applied), you will be able to:
- use technologies and best practices of data science to inform organisational change
- use the principles of big data and data science analysis to solve real-world problems
- use best-practice techniques to provide context-aware data analysis, machine learning and optimisation
- understand the implications and issues involved in the social and ethical aspects of data science
- effectively articulate the significance of data using data analysis, presentation and visualisation techniques.
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
Duration and Study Load
Course Duration: 8 months.
Flexible online learning
Studying online gives you the freedom to study on your terms.
Six week teaching periods: Upskill faster by completing one subject every six weeks.
Studying online gives you the flexibility to study on your terms. Go as fast as you want at any time, day or night. Many of our students continue working full time and appreciate the extra time they save from studying online. The innovative online learning platform is easy to use and has all the resources you will need.
Six-week teaching periods
Upskill faster by completing one subject every six weeks, before enjoying a two-week break. This structure allows you to gain a new practical skill every six weeks so you can boost your performance in your current role or start your career move sooner. You can also opt to take a teaching period off if you require a break.
To be eligible for the Graduate Certificate in Data Science (Applied), you will need to meet the following requirements:
- A completed Bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.5 (7.0 GPA scale).
Workforce-ready in eight months
The Graduate Certificate in Data Science (Applied) has been designed for working professionals like you. Complete your coursework 100% online, at any time of the day, while you keep working. Tap into your unique analytical and inquisitive mindset during interactive online lessons and self-paced activities.
The right selection of skills
The four courses in the graduate certificate have been chosen to give you the necessary skills to get ahead in your data science career and maximise your earning potential. This program goes beyond teaching individual skills and will instead prepare you to compete for the data jobs everyone wants.
Fill the skills gap
Data can have real-life business ramifications, so organisations need staff who can see beyond the technical – and consider the ethical and strategic too. Boost your employability by gaining a more holistic skillset.
Applied hands-on training under expert guidance
Learn R and Python from the best of the best. Every six weeks, you’ll have a new skill ready to take to your current job or side project. All coursework is industry aligned – so you’ll be working with messy data sets and experiencing the same tools that top data scientists use today. Hone your presentation skills and ability to influence in a business setting.
Free career services
When you enrol at the University of Adelaide, you will get more than just a certificate. You also have access to a wide range of free career services that will better your chances of landing your dream job. Craft powerful resumes and cover letters, refine your LinkedIn profile and have a 1:1 interview practice with the help of an experienced coach.
All assessments and coursework are 100% online. Assessments will include:
- Knowledge quizzes
- Peer-reviewed discussions
- Scenario-based assignments
- Reflective case studies
- Research report or paper
- Industry or research minor projects
- Major research project.
MathTrackX is equivalent to Mathematical Methods and is an accepted prerequisite for admission into the Graduate Diploma and Master of Data Science (Applied).
It covers mathematical fundamentals and its real-world applications that form the bedrock of many data science techniques. Complete the six courses at your own pace, which include:
- Polynomials, functions, and graphs
- Special functions
- Differential calculus
- Integral calculus
About The University of Adelaide
Consistently ranked in the top 1% worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The University of Adelaide is a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight research-intensive universities.
At the University of Adelaide, cutting-edge innovation takes place amidst a rich history of excellence spanning more than 140 years. Bright young minds learn alongside internationally recognised leaders in their fields. Global research impact is achieved hand-in-hand with outstanding graduate career outcomes.