Graduate Certificate in Data Science

Develop advanced knowledge and skills to turn data into insights, supporting decision-making in local and global businesses.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
On-line Learning
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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Length
0.5 Year
(60 credit points = 0.5 EFTSL)
Entry requirements

Develop foundational skills in computer science and statistics, required to enter the rapidly changing demands of a data-driven job market, ideal if you do not already have a background in either of these areas.

You may progress onto further study with our graduate diploma and/or masters study options and pursue a career in data science related areas such as health care, finance, government administration and IT industries.

  • Data scientist
  • Data engineer
  • Business analyst
  • Statistician
  • Data warehouse operator

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

FOUNDATIONS OF PROGRAMMING
ITECH1400, 15 credit points
DATA SCIENCE FOR ALL
ITECH5007, 15 credit points
STATISTICS AND R
STATS5000, 15 credit points
Electives (1)

Entry requirements (year 12)

N/A

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Academic Entry Requirements Successful completion of Australian Bachelor degree in science, mathematics, statistics, engineering, information technology or business; or overseas equivalent. Students will be required to demonstrate they have previously studied introductory mathematics and at least one information technology course in their undergraduate degree; or select an approved elective course in their first semester of study. English language requirement International students must have completed IELTS English language assessment with an overall band score of 6.0, with no band less than 6.0 or equivalent.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: CZ4

CRICOS code: 104809E

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$3,975 estimated certificate tuition fee - commencing 2021

This Certificate is 0.5 EFTSL (equivalent full-time study load) or 60 credit points. 1 EFTSL or 120 credit points is equivalent to standard year of full time study.

The estimated certificate fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

School of Engineering, IT and Physical Sciences