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What will I learn?

Data is a vital asset valued by virtually every organisation in the world. It provides the basis for sensible, evidence-based decision making, and the ability to manage and make sense of data is a key skill in the modern workplace. In the last decade, streams of data of various types have grown in volume and velocity such that they require specialist skills in order to get the most value from them. Data scientists are responsible for building intelligent systems, mastering intuitive processes and bringing structure to the vast quantities of data to unlock the potential for improvement and competitive advantage.

The Graduate Diploma in Data Science will provide students with the required knowledge and practical skills to analyse and manage data. This course will prepare students to solve complex and challenging problems and provides an opportunity to complete a comprehensive capstone project experience, through enrolment in a Science Research Project unit.

The Graduate Diploma in Data Science is a course that complements existing skill sets and provides opportunity to up-skill for positions that have a rigorous quantitative aspect.

Course Aims

The Graduate Diploma in Data Science is designed for students with a Bachelor degree in an area other than data science, statistics or computing and who wish to obtain qualifications in data science. The aim of the course is to enable students to build competencies in a range of areas critical to data science. The course will equip students with the knowledge and skills required to pursue a range of data science related career paths or articulate into further studies in the data science area.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • understand the key tools, methods and theories used in data science to an advanced level of depth and sophistication;
  • synthesise information from data and understand the lifecycle of data within an organisation;
  • apply problem solving skills and specialist knowledge in statistics and software development to implement data analysis solutions for real-world problems;
  • communicate effectively with expert and non-expert audiences to understand issues and gather requirements for the development of data analysis strategies and related systems within an organisation;
  • evaluate information from a range of sources, such as peer-reviewed literature and technical documentation, to understand current developments in the area of data science; and
  • understand and communicate the ethical and legal issues that relate to the practice of data science.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law

CRICOS

096383G

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$31,600.00 (17,19,260) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 October 2022, 27 February 2023

Venue

University of New England (UNE)

Armidale Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND,

New South Wales,

2351, COUNTRY NSW, Australia

Online/Distance (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$31,600.00 (17,19,260) per year
The given fee for full time and it's a guide for online students

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 October 2022, 27 February 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To qualify for admission into UNE postgraduate programs you must have completed an educational qualification considered to be at least comparable to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) bachelor degree. English language requirements: An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic overall score of at least 6.0, with no sub-band less than 5.5. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 213 in the computer-based test OR at least 79 in the internet-based test. You must receive a rating of no less than 22 in the written component. A Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50.

For international students

A candidate shall hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree.

An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5; or equivalent TOEFL score of at least 213 in the computer-based test; or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component; or a PTE Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of New England (UNE)

UNE is the only Australian public university awarded the maximum 5 stars for overall experience 15 years in a row (The Good Universities Guide 2021).

  • Based in Armidale & Sydney, New South Wales in Australia
  • International students from 70 different nationalities
  • The Armidale campus is spread over an area of 74 hectares
  • On campus student accommodation options in Armidale