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What will I learn?

Drive higher-level data insight

Data science is a driving force throughout society the world over—from business and industry to health science and social justice. It is currently one of the fastest-growing professions in Australia, with matching demand for data scientists in the workforce.

Data scientists are uncovering trends and preferences, informing policies, and enabling evidence-based solutions to complex problems. Career opportunities abound—and our Graduate Diploma in Data Science will equip you to play a valuable role.

What will you do?

You will:

gain deep understanding of data science content, technologies and practices, and how the discipline can inform organisational change

build high-level skills in evaluating, developing and applying best-practice analytics tools and techniques—including distributed computing—in real-world settings

deepen your awareness of data science’s social and ethical aspects

develop strong presentation and visualisation skills to effectively communicate data patterns and relationships

learn to use data science to solve complex industry and social problems collaboratively and independently—including in your intended or existing domain.

Supporting the diploma’s alignment with real-world workplace practice, all assessment will be project- and assignment-based.

How will you study?

This program is able to be studied in either part-time, standard full-time or accelerated mode—enabling you to undertake your studies at a pace and level of commitment that suits you. For further information, see the Degree Structure section.

Where could it take you?

You’ll graduate well prepared to take on senior data science roles in your chosen industry, anywhere around the globe. You will also have the option of completing an additional 24 units of advanced study to obtain your data science Master.

Potential careers

Business Data Analyst, Computer Programmer, Computer Scientist, Data Analyst, Data scientist , Scientific Data Analyst, Financial Systems / Computer Analyst, Systems Analyst, Information Analyst.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Sciences

CRICOS

107543B

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$46,000.00 (US$ 32,278) per year
COVID-19 OFFSHORE STUDY FEE REBATE: All continuing and commencing international students who are studying offshore and unable to travel to Australia due to border restrictions may be eligible for the rebate of up to 20%.

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

Start date

31 January 2022, 23 May 2022, 5 September 2022

Venue

The University of Adelaide (UoA)

North Terrace Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE,

South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have a Bachelor degree or equivalent. English Language Requirements - IELTS: Overall 6.5 (Reading 6, Listening 6, Speaking 6, Writing 6); TOEFL: Internet-based: Total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; TOEFL Paper-based: Total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE); Pearsons: Overall 58 (Reading 50, Listening 50, Speaking 50, Writing 50); Cambridge: Overall 176 (Reading 169, Listening 169, Speaking 169, Writing 169).

For international students

Bachelor degree or equivalent with a GPA of 4.5

English Language Requirements

IELTS: Overall 6.5 (Reading 6, Listening 6, Speaking 6, Writing 6); TOEFL: Internet-based: Total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; TOEFL Paper-based: Total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE); Pearsons: Overall 58 (Reading 50, Listening 50, Speaking 50, Writing 50); Cambridge: Overall 176 (Reading 169, Listening 169, Speaking 169, Writing 169).

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

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About The University of Adelaide (UoA)

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  • Based in South Australia.
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  • Member of Australia’s research-intensive Group of Eight.
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