In an increasingly data-driven world, learn how to manage, protect and leverage data collected from everyday activities to drive business decisions, solve social problems, and inform better healthcare.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Designed for information technology graduates and people working in information technology-related fields, our Graduate Diploma in Data Science provides the knowledge and skills IT professionals need to work with big data.
Increasingly, companies are using large datasets that have been generated by business activities and social media to uncover trends and insights that can be used to tailor products and services, anticipate demand, improve performance, or contribute to solving complex social, health and science-related problems.
To equip you with the analytics skills needed to work with big data, the course is taught with a computational focus that combines information technology with mathematics and statistics.
Throughout the course, you will study eight units, with an emphasis on data resources management, business and data analytics and local area network design. You may also choose to work on an advanced study project on your topic of choice to solve a current problem in the information technology industry.
When you graduate, you’ll have the necessary skills to manage, protect and leverage big data, with employment opportunities in a wide range of roles across industries such as telecommunications, health, education, architecture, engineering, law and government.
You will be eligible to apply for the Master of Information Technology at the successful completion of this degree, and can achieve a Masters level qualification with an additional year of study.
- Perth campus
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Engineering and Information Technology
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
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The course is available by on-campus attendance only.
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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
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