Graduate Certificate of Science (Applied Data Science)
Be at the forefront of Big Data
The Graduate Certificate of Science (Applied Data Science) gives you the opportunity to gain skills in the newly emerging field of Data Science (otherwise known as Big Data). A dynamic and increasingly progressive field, Big Data focuses on understanding and overcoming the challenges associated with capturing, storing, transferring, searching, sorting and interpreting large amounts of data.
The certificate will provide you with basic and essential knowledge in the area of data science and is ideal for graduates with a non-science or non-mathematics background interested in improving their skills to enhance or change careers.
Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Science (Applied Data Science) can give you credit from your studies to the Graduate Diploma of Science (Applied Data Science).
Other specialisations in the Graduate Certificate of Science include: Agricultural, Applied Climate Science, Astronomy,Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Environment and Sustainability, General, Mathematics for High School Teaching, Mathematics for Primary/Middle School Teaching, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Psychology in Schools, Science for Primary/Middle School Teaching, Wine Science.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (4 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 4676|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 12100|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- 3-year Bachelor degree from an Australian university or equivalent.
- equivalent professional work experience, as determined through the Credit and Exemption procedure.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program 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.
How to apply
To apply for this degree:
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2019 - applications close Monday 18 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 25 February 2019.
- Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.