Charles Darwin University

Graduate Diploma of Data Science

Charles Darwin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

The Graduate Diploma in Data Science will further develop your technical and analytical skills needed to manage and gain useful insights from massive data sets.This qualification complements the following multi-disciplinary areas:computer scienceinformation technologyinformation systemsstatisticsmathematicsengineering or a program with substantial quantitative competencies.Your coursework will also include a project-based assessment giving you the freedom to focus on what you are passionate about.


The course consists of core units, specialist elective units and elective units.The core units of this program will allow you to explore a range of data science concepts.Specialist electives will grow your knowledge in areas such as statistics and decision making.The course stresses both the importance of theory and the application of theory in practice through projects and practical exercises.You can study a Graduate Diploma of Data Science online or on campus. Access to the internet is required for distance learning, with access to high speed broadband highly recommended.A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirementsCore Units(6 units)60cpCompulsory Core units totalling 60 credit points as detailed below.PRT531 Business Intelligence and Data Mining (replaces BIS551 from 2020)PRT541 Information Systems Management (replaces PRT456 from 2020)PRT551 Project Management, Risk and ReliabilityPRT563 Advanced Data Management (replaces PRT561 from 2019)PRT564 Data Analytics and Visualisation (replaces PRT562 from 2019)PRT580 Discrete Structures (replaces HIT400 from 2020)Specialist Electives (2 units)20cpSpecialist Elective units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.BUS501 Decision MakingENV511 Statistical Methods for Impact AnalysisPHM553 BiostatisticsSTA510 Business Statistics  80cpTotal Credit PointsStudents who commenced in or after 2013The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Diploma AQF Level 8 course award.Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.


  • Engineering and IT

Standard entry requirements

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, masters degree or equivalent international qualification.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Casuarina International: $29,616 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
CDU Online International: $29,616 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

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