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Graduate Certificate of Data Science online

What you will study

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.

You will study the following four subjects:

Want more details about these subjects? Find out more from our course guide.

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Entry requirements

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.

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Assessment includes a combination of coursework, assignments and online examinations. Students receive regular feedback on their progress via online forums and individual consultations with academic staff.

The JCU Graduate Certificate of Data Science comprises subjects which also form part of the JCU Master of Data Science and JCU Graduate Diploma of Data Science. There is potential to expand your knowledge further by articulating into a higher degree, upon completion of the Graduate Certificate.

Recognition of prior learning

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.

You are welcome to contact a JCU Enrolment Advisor to discuss your circumstances and develop a tailored program of study.

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Personalised support for your success

The JCU Graduate Certificate of Data Science is a 100% online course, backed by our commitment to personally supporting and encouraging you for the duration of your learning journey. With regular opportunities to interact with peers and academic staff, learning online with JCU is always engaging.

What's more, JCU’s strong links with industry and research sectors mean you’ll have the opportunity to expand your professional network and explore new career opportunities as you work towards the completion of your qualification.

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