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What will I learn?


This program aims to produce professionals who are skilled in the manipulation and interpretation of large amounts of data. It covers the foundational skills of data science as applied in computer science, economics and mathematics. It also includes programming, statistics and data systems. Completing these courses will give you a strong foundation and advanced knowledge in data science that are increasingly in high demand.

This graduate diploma is delivered fully online and features seven core courses and one elective which can be completed in 16 months. UNSW's online learning environment has been designed to seamlessly fit into your busy schedule and you'll be able to access course resources on any device, at any time.

Potential careers

  • Hydrologist
  • Climate scientist
  • Computer scientist
  • Food scientist
  • Venture capitalist
  • Medical technician
  • Formulation chemist

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Online/Distance (1.4 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,040.00 (19,27,393) per year
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree: AUD $46,320

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

Start date

May 2022, July 2022, August 2022, October 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) with WAM of 65 or above as determined by the UNSW entry calculator. And must have a WAM of 65 or above in the 7434 Graduate Certificate in Financial Technology with full credit provided for courses successfully completed.

For international students

For entry into this program, you must have either:

  • completed the Graduate Certificate in Data Science with a WAM of 65 or higher
  • completed an undergraduate degree in data science or cognate discipline (e.g., computer science, economics, mathematics, statistics) and have sufficient data science background as indicated by an average of 65 or above across three Level III courses in mathematics and/or statistics and/or computer science and/or econometrics
  • completed a degree in a non-cognate discipline and have sufficient data science background as indicated by at least five years of experience in a data science or data analytics role.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS: 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL IBT (Internet Based): 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking); Pearson (PTE - Academic): 64 overall (min. 54 in each subtest); C1 Advanced Cambridge: 176 overall (min. 169 in each subtest); C2 Proficiency Cambridge: 180 overall (min. 180 in each subtest); UNSW Global University English Entry Course (UEEC): Successful completion with a minimum overall grade of C+ and a minimum grade of C in the writing component.

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


About UNSW Sydney - University of New South Wales

UNSW Sydney is a world-leading teaching and research powerhouse, which is ranked in the top 50 universities worldwide.

  • Global Top 50: Ranked 43rd university worldwide
  • Employable graduates: Ranked 27th global employer reputation
  • Ranked No.1 by Australian startup founders
  • 6 subjects ranked among the top 20 worldwide