In a nutshell
JCU Online’s Graduate Diploma of Data Science, helps students fast-track a career shift or career advancement. You gain immediately applicable skills and a clear understanding of the tools and frameworks you’ll need to grow in whatever area of this diverse field you choose.
An interdisciplinary approach means you’ll acquire relevant knowledge across the maths, IT and business domains, delivered by academics with real-world data science experience.
You will study eight online subjects. Subjects can be undertaken across any of the six study periods throughout the year. With up to six subjects on offer per year, you can choose to sit a study period out to suit your changing personal and professional schedule and circumstances.
This course is one of the fastest Graduate Diploma programs in Australia, delivered by expert teachers with cutting-edge knowledge and real-world industry and research experience.
What you’ll need
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- A Bachelor degree, plus high school intermediate level mathematics (basic algebra and differential calculus); or at least five years of relevant work experience (high numeracy skills).
- A Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline (mathematics, statistics, physics, IT, computer science, engineering); or a Graduate Certificate of Data Science.
- Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
In this IT course, the subjects you may study include:
- Foundations for Data Science
- Statistical Methods for Data Science
- Data Visualisation
- Database Systems
- Programming and Data Analytics using Python
- Essential Mathematics for Data Scientists
- Introduction to Data Mining
- Visual Analytics for Data Scientists using SAS
Why James Cook University Online?
Study when it suits you, receive personal academic support and make your CV shine with a qualification from an internationally recognised university.
With a reputation for excellence in teaching and research, we know the value of a world-class education: our students graduate to become leaders in their fields and their communities. What’s more, JCU has been awarded five stars for graduate job success for six years running by The Good
Through our postgraduate courses, we aim to empower professionals to have a positive impact and make their lives matter. Enrol and gain the skills to build your brighter future, today.
When you study with JCU Online, you can be sure that you will receive the best possible guidance and assistance to help you achieve your goals.
In addition to the academic and student networks you’ll develop, you will be introduced to your Student Success Advisor upon enrolment. They provide access to useful resources, dedicated
guidance and motivation throughout your study journey.
Got a question for your tutor? They’ll be available for any questions and advice via online chat.