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Postgraduate Coursework

Graduate Diploma of Data Science

2021

Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina Campus (FF)
1GD528
872020
Online (FF)
1GD528
872020
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina Campus
096277K
Course Duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Part-time
2 year/s
Annual Fee
$29,616.00
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

TDASC1

Award
Graduate Diploma of Data Science
Faculty/College
College of Engineering, IT and Environment
Sector
HE
Area of study
Engineering and IT

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 science
  • information technology
  • information systems
  • statistics
  • mathematics
  • engineering 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.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to a career as a business analyst, data scientist, data analyst, data engineer and data manager.

Credit transfers & pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

How to Apply

International applicants apply directly to CDU and should refer to the information provided for International future students Apply.

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

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.


  • 2021 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2020.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

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 type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(6 units)
60cp Compulsory 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 Reliability
PRT563 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)
20cp Specialist Elective units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

BUS501 Decision Making
ENV511 Statistical Methods for Impact Analysis
PHM553 Biostatistics
STA510 Business Statistics
 

  80cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The 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.

Study plan


  • 2021 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2020.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability CO PRT563 Advanced Data Management (replaces PRT561) CO
PRT531 Business Intelligence and Data Mining (replaces BIS551 from 2020) CO PRT541 Information Systems Management (replaces PRT456 from 2020) CO
PRT564 Data Analytics and Visualisation (replaces PRT562) CO PRT580 Discrete Structures (replaces HIT400 from 2020) CO
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE

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Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    PRT563 Advanced Data Management (replaces PRT561) CO
    PRT541 Information Systems Management (replaces PRT456 from 2020) CO
    PRT580 Discrete Structures (replaces HIT400 from 2020) CO
    Specialist Elective SE
Year 2
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability CO    
PRT531 Business Intelligence and Data Mining (replaces BIS551 from 2020) CO    
PRT564 Data Analytics and Visualisation (replaces PRT562) CO    
Specialist Elective SE    

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Course fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2020: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.
2021: Information about fees and charges for 2021 are not yet available however will be published prior to 1 December 2020.

International tuition fees

The annual course tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points for commencing students in 2021 is AUD $29,616.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

Domestic students - postgraduate studies

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

 

SATAC

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

 

 

 

UAC

Everything you need to know to apply

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

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