Fees: $3,430 per subject
Maximise your opportunities in a data-driven world
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 stripes continue to recognize 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 foundation knowledge you need to maximize opportunities in a data-driven world.
Delivered by expert teaching staff with deep academic knowledge and real-world industry experience, the programme of study will provide you with current knowledge that will be the catalyst for a wealth of new career opportunities.
An accelerated learning model allows you to complete this course in as little as eight months. Set yourself on the right track with data science expertise, acquired at a time and pace that suits your schedule.
100% online & part-time
Fast-track your career with the 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.
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.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
JCU Online 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 from JCU Online to discuss your circumstances and develop a tailored program of study.
What you will study
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.
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.
After completing the Graduate Certificate of Data Science, you will gain:
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.
Personalised support for your success
JCU Online’s 100% online Graduate Certificate of Data Science is backed by our commitment to personally support and encourage you for the duration of your learning journey.
You will receive ongoing, personalised support from your own Success Advisor, who will be there when you need them for assistance, and who will work to keep you on track towards achieving your study goals.
What's more, JCU Online’s strong links with the 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. With regular opportunities to interact with peers and academic staff, learning online with JCU Online is always engaging.
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:
You can also choose to continue your studies by completing a Graduate Diploma or Master of Data Science.
Craig Morgan | Master of Data Science
“I started my studies with JCU Online in March 2021, and Brett (Student Success Advisor) has been right beside me from day one. I always feel he’s with me – encouraging me, answering questions, helping me understand the unique processes of [the] university and reassuring me in a kinda positive way.
When Brett and I speak, I sincerely believe that he hears and understands the very essence of our discussions.