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Graduate Certificate of Business Specialisation Big Data & Visualisation

Graduate Certificate of Business Specialisation Big Data & Visualisation (GCBU)
CRICOS: 084839B

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • Online
  • On-campus
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 0.5 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February
  • July
  • November

Note: Semester 3 intake is only available via online study.

Overview

  • Statistical analysis, data mining and data presentation (data visualisation) all make LinkedIn’s list of the top 10 list of skills needed globally (2018).
  • USQ's Graduate Certificate of Business (Big Data and Visualisation) will give you the skills to analyse, understand and organise data, enabling you to reach informed conclusions, and be competitive in the job market.
  • Your Big Data and Visualisation studies will include analysis of virtual currencies, virtualising designs and strategies, trends, social networks and business best practice.

Further study

After completing the Graduate Certificate of Business (Big Data and Visualisation), you have the option to take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Graduate Diploma of Business or the Master of Business and Innovation (Big Data and Visualisation).

Career outcomes

  • As the volume and complexity of data being collected increases, the correct analysis of this data can serve to benefit almost any sector, industry or government.

Entry requirements

  • Completion of an Australian university Bachelor degree in any area, or equivalent.
    or
  • A minimum of five years’ professional work experience, or equivalent. Further information on admission through work experience is available.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

USQ offers a number of bachelor degrees for you to study to help you meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 4 units from the Big Data and Visualisation specialisation within the Master of Business and Innovation. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
Total 4

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (4 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 13520
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 14920

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 084839B

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021- Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021
  • Semester 3, 2021 - Monday 15 November, 2021.

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