Why Data Science with JCU?
James Cook University’s online Graduate Certificate of Data Science will give you immediately applicable data science skills. The JCU Graduate Certificate of Data Science is backed by an Industry Advisory Board, made up of data science and tech leaders from across Australia with extensive experience both domestically and abroad.
100% online & part-time
Fast-track your career with flexible study you can balance around your life. Study one subject at a time wherever and whenever suits you.
Qualifications that count
Build on your success with a postgraduate qualification that helps propel your entry to the big data sphere.
Gain skills the industry needs
Develop skills in a suite of programming languages and software including SAS, R Studio and Tableau.
- Develop fundamental skills in data science.
- Open up your career opportunities.
- Gain skills in SAS, Python, R Studio and more.
- Begin the pathway towards a master degree.
- Fast-track your career with 100% online study.
- Be supported by a dedicated Student Success Advisor.
Learn while you work
Expand your career opportunities in the world of data science
Looking to embrace the data science revolution as part of your job specification or steer your career in a whole new direction? Organisations of all kinds continue to recognise and explore the insights and advantages linked to extensive analysis of raw data. The global business and research sectors offer a wealth of opportunity to professionals who hold an understanding of the applications of data analytics through career growth, new role creation and recruitment.
James Cook University’s online Graduate Certificate of Data Science is a fast way to gain the foundational knowledge you need to maximise opportunities in a data-driven world. Delivered by expert teaching staff with deep academic knowledge and real-world industry experience, the program of study will provide you with current knowledge that will be the catalyst for a wealth of new career opportunities.
What you will study
You will study four subjects while you complete your Graduate Certificate of Data Science. An interdisciplinary approach means you’ll acquire relevant knowledge from across the mathematics, information technology and business domains, delivered by academics with deep experience in research and business.
Want more details about these subjects? Find out more from our course guide.
Foundations for Data ScienceThis subject provides an overview of data science as a discipline, as well as an introduction to fundamental aspects of this area. Read more
Statistical Methods for Data ScienceThis subject introduces practical applications and concepts involved in descriptive statistics, inferential statistics and linear modelling. Read more
Data VisualisationThis subject introduces the fundamentals of data visualisation and how it can solve a wide range of practical data interpretation problems. Read more
Database SystemsThis subject provides an introduction to the principles and concepts of database systems and their importance in data science. Read more
The Graduate Certificate of Data Science gives you immediately applicable data science skills and is a great foundation for moving into a data science career, as well as a stepping stone towards higher qualifications.
- Entry Requirements
- Recognition of Prior Learning
- Learning Outcomes
- Career Outcomes
The JCU Graduate Certificate of Data Science welcomes applications from students who are able to meet the following criteria:
- 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)
- Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
*JCU offers a specified online mathematics subject, which can be completed prior to application if you do not currently meet the mathematical entry requirement level.
Not sure if you meet these entry criteria? Our Enrolment Advisors can assist you.SPEAK WITH AN ENROLMENT ADVISOR
JCU recognises the value of past study and real world experience. Exemptions or credits for subjects will be considered on a case-by-case basis, upon submission of verifiable supporting documentation.GET IN TOUCH WITH AN ENROLMENT ADVISOR TO FIND OUT MORE
After completing the Graduate Certificate of Data Science, you will gain:
- A foundational knowledge of the discipline of data science.
- An understanding of database systems, data visualisation and statistical methods for data science.
- Skills in programs including SAS, Python, RStudio and Tableau.
The field of data science continues to grow, and studying a Graduate Certificate of Data Science will give you an edge in this diverse industry. Upon successfully completing a Graduate Certificate of Data Science with JCU, you will have the skills and expertise to succeed in roles like:
- Data Scientist
- Business Analyst
- Data Analyst
Meet our Data Science Academics
With deep academic knowledge and industry experience from a range of disciplines, our data science academics will offer you a world-class learning experience that ensures you have the skills to remain ahead in our data-driven world.
Nested qualifications: Early entry exit options
JCU’s online Graduate Certificate of Data Science is a pathway towards obtaining a master degree. After completing your graduate certificate, you can continue your studies and gain a Graduate Diploma or Master of Data Science. Get in touch with an Enrolment Advisor to find out more.