Graduate Diploma of Data Science

Murdoch University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00125J

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.


Course Structure - 24 credit points


  • IT Professional Practice
  • Foundations of Data Science
  • Local Area Network Design and Implementation
  • Information Technology Project Management
  • Data Analytics
  • Business Analytics
  • plus more

Standard entry requirements

  • Recognised Bachelor's degree in IT (AQF Level 7)
  • OR recognised non-IT Bachelor's degree plus an approved Diploma in IT (AQF Level 8)
  • OR recognised non-IT Bachelor's degree plus two years of relevant IT experience
  • OR recognised non-IT Honours degree (AQF Level 8) plus relevant IT experience. Recognition of relevant and current informal or non-formal learning may be used for entry requirements, and should be discussed with the Academic Chai

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