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Graduate Certificate in Data Science

Boost your career prospects by equipping yourself with up-to-date techniques in the growing fields of data science and machine learning. The Graduate Certificate in Data Science will deliver you skills that you can immediately adopt in practice.

In this program you will:

  • Develop an understanding of how to integrate data and software systems
  • Improve an ability to implement machine learning, and identify the statistics essential to every data scientist
  • Bring together knowledge areas and implement them in industry style data science practices

This program is not currently open for applications

Location

Duration

1 year 1 year Part-time only Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
Part-time only Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.

Indicative fees

Indicative 2023 fees ($AUD)

A$4,008 / A$10,200 CSP / Fee-paying
CSP / Fee-paying

Duration
1 year 1 year
UniSC program code
BU513
Program structure
Required courses (4) 48 units

ICT705 Data and System Integration
ICT706 Machine Learning
ICT707 Data Science Practice
PUB708 Quantitative Research Methods

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

To be considered for admission candidates require completion of a recognised bachelor's degree in IT (or similar) from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent.

Additional entry information

Standard English language requirements apply.

Program requirements
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (part-time) duration is based on studying 24 unit points per semester (2 courses) and following the recommended study sequence
  • The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
  • Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.

Career opportunities

  • Data analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Machine learning scientist

CSP estimate
A$4,008
Fee-paying estimate
A$10,200

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth supported places are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government so that students only pay 'student contribution" amounts. The student contribution amount will vary depending on the course you are studying and how much funding the Government provides.

If you accept a Commonwealth supported place you are a Commonwealth supported student. As a Commonwealth supported student you must make a contribution towards the cost of your education (unless you are enrolled in Enabling or Tertiary Preparation Pathway courses) with the majority of the cost met by the Commonwealth Government.

Commonwealth supported places are only available to domestic students. As a domestic student you are entitled to a Commonwealth supported place in an eligible program if you:

  • meet the citizenship and residency requirements
  • complete an electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF)
  • meet the University's entry requirements for your chosen program.

Fee-paying places

A fee-paying place is not covered by any government subsidy, and you are required to pay the full cost of the courses you are studying.

If you accept a fee-paying place, you can defer the cost of your studies via a FEE-HELP loan. Eligibility for a FEE-HELP loan is the same as for a Commonwealth-supported place. You must:

  • meet the citizenship and residency requirements
  • complete an electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF)
  • meet the University's entry requirements for your chosen program.

This program is not currently open for applications.

Domestic applicants apply for admission direct to USC.

Find out about how to apply and key application closing dates.