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What will I learn?

This micro credential will enable you to evaluate the capabilities of your own or a client’s organisation to deliver data science initiatives. You’ll learn to set up structures and processes to govern and manage these programs to deliver their intended benefits.

About this micro-credential

Big data and data analytics are being used increasingly by project and program-based organisations to deliver value to their customers. However, many organisations are not well-equipped to manage programs and projects that use these technologies to drive strategic decision making. Also not established are adequate governance structures to manage data science initiatives.

This micro credential presents aspects of organisational project management to managers to help implement their organisation’s strategies through data science initiative programs. Due to the emergent nature of data science initiatives, novel approaches are required to manage them effectively and ensure they create value for the organisation.

Senior managers and program managers will learn to plan and deliver data science programs and projects effectively during this micro credential. It will also enable participants to adapt novel approaches to deliver data science initiatives and formulate suitable governance structures to deliver these programs. We showcase real case studies from organisations that have delivered successful data science initiatives as examples of how the programs are planned and implemented.

Key benefits of this micro-credential

This micro credential has been designed to equip participants to:

Evaluate and plan data science initiatives within organisations

Adapt program management methodologies to deliver data science initiatives

Set up governance structures to deliver benefits from data science initiatives by improving their implementation in relevant aspects of organisational projects.

This micro credential may qualify for recognition of prior learning at this and other institutions.

Who should do this micro-credential?

This micro credential is suitable for, but not limited to:

Senior management responsible for strategy formulation

Managers of strategic project management offices

Portfolio managers

Program managers

Program sponsors

Members of program steering committees

Data Science professionals.

Course learning objectives

Ability to effectively use oral and written communication at professional levels

Ability to adapt program and project management knowledge to data science initiatives

Ability to apply methods and tools to analyse data and information required to manage data science initiatives

Ability to lead and manage program teams delivering data science initiatives

Ability to think critically and synthesis complex data.

Study options

Online/Distance (5 weeks)

Tuition fees
Full price: AUD $2,400 (GST-free); Discounts are available for this course as follows: 50% discount for more than 5 enrolments from the same organisation; 15% discount for UTS alumni, students and staff; 15% discount for professional membership of PMI, AIPM, ACS, RICS, IEAust; 15% discount for members of Transport NSW, Australian Defence, CSIRO.

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

Start date

Expected October 2022

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


About University of Technology Sydney - UTS

UTS boasts a culturally diverse campus life and a vast range of innovative courses that prepare graduates for the workplaces of today and the future.

  • Australia’s No.1 Young University
  • Located in Sydney’s creative and digital precinct
  • Practice-based teaching and learning with an industry focus
  • More than AUD 12 million offered in scholarships and grants