Online Graduate Diploma of Data Science (Internet of Things)


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Program Description

  • Course Duration: 16 months part-time*
  • Course Fees: $3,300 per subject. FEE-HELP is available.
  • Course Study Periods: January, March, May, July, September, October
  • Course Subjects: 8

*Duration depends on Recognition of Prior Learning

Create a career path with the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is revolutionising the way data is collected. By allowing the creation of smarter, more-connected, on-the-ground infrastructure, IoT technology is unlocking the real potential of data in the industry and revealing the need for data science specialists.  The Boston Consulting Group expects the field of IoT to grow at over 30% a year for the next few years. This rapid expansion is creating unprecedented demand for IoT specialists, and incredible career opportunities as a result.

The Internet of Things course at JCU Online is a Graduate Diploma giving you the professional skills demanded in business, government and research.

Our expert teaching staff combine a deep understanding of contemporary IoT knowledge with real-world business and research experience. The IoT course will provide you with cutting-edge knowledge of smart devices, connected networks, sensors, programming languages, tools and platforms, to discover a wealth of new career opportunities. 

Delivered 100% online

Study while you work with no on-campus commitments & graduate sooner than traditional part-time study.

Maximise your career outcomes

You’ll graduate with a qualification from an internationally recognised university and have a competitive career edge in the Internet of Things field.

Study support when you need it

Just like the IoT, you’ll be networked into a truly supportive study community. You’ll have study support when and where you need it. You’ll never be more than a click from live chats – giving you access to highly qualified tutors, academics, Student Success Advisors and classmates.

Entry requirements

JCU Online's Graduate Diploma of Data Science (IoT) welcomes applications from students who 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), or;
  • A Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline (mathematics, statistics, physics, IT, computer science, engineering); or a Graduate Certificate of Data Science.
  • 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.


The assessment consists of 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 Diploma of Data Science (Internet of Things) comprises subjects which also form part of the JCU Master of Data Science, which students will have the opportunity to articulate into upon successful competition of the Graduate Diploma.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

JCU recognises the value of past study and real-world experience. Exemptions or credits for elective subjects will be considered on a case-by-case basis, upon submission of verifiable supporting documentation.

Personalised support for your success

JCU is committed to supporting and encouraging you throughout your time with us. Throughout your online Graduate Diploma of Data Science (IoT) course, you’ll have a personal Student Success Advisor who will ensure you get regular contact and personal support for your specific needs.

We have strong links with industry, government and research organisations. Throughout your time here, you’ll have regular opportunities to network with peers, industry and research connections and academic staff, helping you build the professional network to support you and plug you into new career opportunities well after you finish your study here.

What you will study

An interdisciplinary approach gives you relevant knowledge in mathematics, information technology and business domains, as well as specialist knowledge of Networks, Sensors, Programming and Smart Devices. 

The Graduate Diploma of Data Science (IoT) is delivered by academics with real-world experience.

The Data Science and IoT course consists of eight subjects delivered 100% online. There are six study periods every year, each seven weeks long. You can either study the subjects in the order they are delivered or, depending on your personal and career demands, sit a subject out and simply complete that subject later in the course.


  • Foundations for Data Science
  • Database Systems
  • IoT Communication Systems
  • Statistical Methods for Data Science
  • IoT Edge Devices
  • Introduction to Data Mining
  • Data Visualisation
  • IoT Security and Cloud Computing
Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

James Cook University is a world-leading university based in tropical Australia. For more than 50 years, we've been helping our students gain the skills they need to propel their careers and make a di ... Read More

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