In a nutshell
The Graduate Diploma of Data Science, from James Cook University, gives students the qualifications they need to pursue careers in the booming data science and analysis industry.
With eight subjects providing relevant knowledge from the mathematics, information technology and business domains, this course equips students with a comprehensive data science knowledge and skill base. The basics of data science are covered extensively, from statistical methods through to data visualisation and database systems. Students then delve into more specialised areas, such as methods of data analysis using the programming language, Python.
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
- Advanced Statistical Methods for Data Scientists
Why James Cook University Online?
Get equipped with the skills to succeed when you study with one of Australia’s leading universities, James Cook University Online! Choose to undertake a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or masters and gain the knowledge and confidence to make your mark in the industry.
Their flexible online study option means you can learn on the go, or from the comfort of your own home while still having full access to leading academic materials. JCU has created an interactive and dynamic online learning platform packed with videos, group chats and more to keep you connected with your teachers and peers.
Enjoy a first-class learning experience when you learn with JCU, ranked in the top 2% of universities from around the globe (Academic Ranking of World Universities – ARWU) and home to some of the world’s leading academics.
The success and happiness of their students is James Cook University’s first priority.
From day one through to graduation, students at JCU Online will have the support of a one-on-one Success Advisor. Each advisor will be readily available to help you with any administration, navigating the system, staying motivated and more.
Got a question for your tutor? They’ll be available for any questions and advice via online chat.