What will I learn?

UFV ten- to eighteen-month Data Analysis post-degree program equips you with the practical skills needed to extract reliable information from large data sets.

By taking carefully designed courses with the right mix of computing and statistics, you gain the database skills you need to house, extract, manipulate and maintain data.

More importantly, you also learn the statistical techniques needed to collect data correctly, assess its quality, analyze it, and turn it into the business intelligence that companies and institutions highly value in the marketplace. Beyond knowing how to use specific programming languages and tools, employers need you to identify meaningful patterns, so that you can draw actionable conclusions to guide decision-making.

The industry standard statistical software environments SAS and R are used throughout.

Additional opportunities

Build credibility and on-the-job skills by opting for the Co-operative Education option. Combine your studies with a paid work term, offered in regional, national, and global firms. Completing a co-op semester provides you with valuable experience and boost your career prospects.


IBM estimates that humans create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day as information pours in from digital platforms, wireless sensors, and billions of mobile phones. However, while the world is awash in data, businesses are facing a shortage of big data professionals who know how to properly analyze it.

In fact, a recent survey by McKinsey Global Institute reports that finding the right talent is the biggest hurdle companies face in trying to integrate data and analytics into their operations. Approximately half of executives across regions and industries reported greater difficulty recruiting analytical talent than filling any other kind of role.

UFV's Data Analysis Post-degree certificate builds on the skills and knowledge you have already acquired in your undergraduate degree, allowing you to grow your career within your own field. The combination of your degree background and your data analysis skills can help you grow your career, diversify your professional opportunities, and boost your earnings.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Professional Studies

Study options

Full Time (10 to 18 Months)

Tuition fees
CAN $645 per credit (program is 27-30 credits)

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

Start date

September 2020


University of the Fraser Valley

Abbotsford Campus,

33844 King Road,


British Columbia (BC),

V2S 7M8, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic) - score of 6.5 or higher with a minimum band score of 6.0; TOEFL - score of 88 or higher (iBT) with no section below 20; CAEL - score of 70; PTE - score of 61 with 60 in writing; Cambridge - Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) min C; Cambridge - Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) – A; EIKEN - Grade 1; CanTEST - score of 4.5 with a minimum writing score of 4.0; MELAB - score of 85; LPI - score of 30 (Level 5); English 12 C+ (or recognized Canadian equivalent).

For international students

Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from a recognized institution.

English Language Requirement:

  • IELTS (Academic) - score of 6.5 or higher with a minimum band score of 6.0
  • TOEFL - score of 88 or higher (iBT) with no section below 20
  • CAEL - score of 70
  • PTE - score of 61 with 60 in writing
  • MELAB - score of 85

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About this uni

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) offers over 100 study programs in over 30 subject areas, ranging from accounting to graphic design.

  • UFV is nationally recognized for its outstanding reputation
  • Provides over 75 study abroad destinations
  • Main campus has free shuttle bus services for students
  • UFV students get the opportunity to work with major employers