Graduate Certificate in Principles of Data Science (Online Delivery available)

Course summary

Data analytics is increasingly being used to inform and drive business decisions at both an operational and strategic level.

The Graduate Certificate in Principles of Data Science provides foundation knowledge in data management, analysis and programing to improve data-driven decision-making in any organisation.

What you will study

Students will study subjects in statistics, random variables, data mining and management, and programming.

The subjects provide an understanding of how to apply knowledge of statistics, programming, and data management to prepare, manipulate, analyse and interpret large data sets. Students will learn how to think strategically and communicate this information to inform decision-making.

This degree

The Graduate Certificate provides a pathway into other studies of data science.

This course may lead to specific related career disciplines in business and data analytics, data science, and statistics.

Fee subsidised places available

UOW is offering Commonwealth Supported Places for all of our postgraduate coursework degrees* in 2022. This means the Australian government will subsidise your tuition fees by up to 75%. To be eligible for this fee subsidy, you must meet the following criteria: Be a domestic student, i.e. an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia or a permanent Australian Humanitarian visa holder. LEARN MORE
*Excluding Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Executive), Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Executive), and Masters of Business Administration (Executive)

Course information

Study area

Information & Communication Technology

Campus

Wollongong, UOW Online Wollongong

Course Code

3150

Duration

6 months part-time or full-time equivalent

Delivery

Distance, On Campus

Cricos

UAC Code

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Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions Policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A recognised Bachelor degree containing subjects in quantitative methods.

OR

A recognised Bachelor degree in any discipline and at least two years of experience in a data science or data analytics role.

FEES

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. UOW is offering Commonwealth Supported Places for all of our postgraduate coursework degrees* in 2022. This means the Australian government will subsidise your tuition fees by up to 75%. LEARN MORE
*Excluding Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Executive), Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Executive), and Masters of Business Administration (Executive)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

This program is not available to international applicants.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2021.

Applicant background

2021 intake

2021 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

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-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

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-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

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-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

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-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

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-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

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-

International students All other students.

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-

All students

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-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2021

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

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-

Median rank to receive an offer

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-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2022 Autumn

Wollongong

Orientation: 22 - 24 February 2022
Session: 28 February – 23 June 2022

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 16 January 2022*
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants.

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by this date will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.

Applications received after this date will continue to be assessed for the requested session until start of session. Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not available.

2022 Autumn

UOW Online Wollongong

Session: 28 February – 23 June 2022

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 16 January 2022*
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants.

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by this date will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.

Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not available.

2022 Spring

Wollongong

Orientation: 18 July 2022
Session: 25 July – 17 November 2022

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 12 June 2022*
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants.

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by this date will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.

Applications received after this date will continue to be assessed for the requested session until start of session. Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not available.

2022 Spring

UOW Online Wollongong

Session: 25 July – 17 November 2022

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 12 June 2022*
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants.

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by this date will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.

Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not available.

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

According to Deloitte Access Economics, there is significant growth in employment opportunities in data science. Data analytics is increasingly being used to inform and drive business decisions at both an operational and strategic level: a recent global survey of chief information officers has found that 76% of businesses plan on increasing investment in analytics capabilities.* Reflecting this trend, LinkedIn has reported that statistical analysis and data mining ranks as the second most in-demand skill requested by employers in posted job advertisements.+

The Graduate Certificate in Principles of Data Science is offered online by the University of Wollongong and provides a foundation for further studies in Data Science.

* https://www2.deloitte.com/content/dam/Deloitte/au/Documents/Economics/deloitte-au-economics-future-of-work-occupational-education-trends-data-science-170418.pdf

+ https://business.linkedin.com/content/dam/me/business/en-us/talent-solutions/emerging-jobs-report/Emerging_Jobs_Report_U.S._FINAL.pdf