University of New England UNE

Graduate Certificate in Data Science

University of New England UNE

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00003G

Data science specialists are in high demand thanks to the amount of data now available in workplaces worldwide. Data provides the basis for sensible, evidence-based decision making. Organisations and industries from business to health and science need skilled professionals who can tap into vast and diverse data streams to extract their meaning and value. Data scientists are responsible for building intelligent systems, mastering intuitive processes and bringing structure to data.Demand translates to opportunities for appropriately skilled and qualified workers. Average salaries for data science professionals with postgraduate qualifications in Australia are over $130,000 a year. forecasts jobs growth of 12.9 per cent in the sector over the next five years.Our course will suit you if you have a relevant undergraduate degree in an area such as computer science, data science, information technology or statistics and wish to extend your specialisation in data science. You will also have the option to continue to further postgraduate study.At UNE you will focus on learning how to build data science tools and software from the ground up. This will give you a more in-depth understanding of how to develop databases, machine learning and artificial intelligence than courses that simply teach you how to use commercially available software. You will work with programming languages such as R, Python and Matlab to build real-world solutions to data science problems.


24 credit points including 18 credit points at 400-level or above.


  • Introduction to Programming in The Sciences
  • Database Management Systems
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Operating Systems
  • Programming Paradigms
  • Web Programming
  • Management Information Systems
  • Software Project Management
  • plus more

Standard entry requirements

You can apply for this course if you have completed a Bachelor qualification (AQF Level 7 or overseas equivalent) in a relevant discipline.*If you are admitted on this basis, you will be eligible for admission under standard entry. Please see the Course Structure (Program of Study).* Relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to, the following:- Computer Science- Data Science- Information Systems- Information Technology- Mathematics- Software Engineering- Statistics

Study pathways

Students may be eligible for credit (advanced standing) for previously completed studies.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Campus Domestic: $10,612
International: $15,800
  • Full-time : 6 months
  • Part-time : 2 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 6 months
UNE Armidale (main campus) Domestic: $13,412
International: $15,800
UNE Armidale (main campus) Domestic: $10,612
International: $16,915
  • Full-time : 6 months
  • Part-time : 2 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 6 months

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