Graduate Diploma in Data Science

Dates flexible
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Course Fee

Course Overview

Data is a vital asset valued by virtually every organisation in the world. It provides the basis for sensible, evidence-based decision making, and the ability to manage and make sense of data is a key skill in the modern workplace. In the last decade, streams of data of various types have grown in volume and velocity such that they require specialist skills in order to get the most value from them. Data scientists are responsible for building intelligent systems, mastering intuitive processes and bringing structure to the vast quantities of data to unlock the potential for improvement and competitive advantage.

Who should take this course

The Graduate Diploma in Data Science will provide students with the required knowledge and practical skills to analyse and manage data. This course will prepare students to solve complex and challenging problems and provides an opportunity to complete a comprehensive capstone project experience, through enrolment in a Science Research Project unit.

Course content

Students are required to complete eight units including:

  • COSC110 Introduction to Programming and the UNIX Environment
  • COSC210 Database Management Systems
  • STAT100 Introduction to Statistical Modelling
  • STAT410 Statistical Modelling and Experimental Design

And four of the following:

  • AMTH250 Introduction to Programming in The Sciences
  • COSC230 Data Structures and Algorithms
  • COSC240 Operating Systems
  • COSC250 Programming Paradigms
  • COSC260 Web Programming
  • COSC472 Management Information Systems
  • COSC510 Software Project Management
  • COSC530 Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • COSC540 Computer Network and Information Security
  • COSC550 Artificial Intelligence
  • COSC560 Advanced Web Programming
  • COSC570 User Experience and Interaction Design
  • COSC580 Algorithms in Machine Learning
  • ECON474 Econometric Analysis on Financial Markets
  • GENE552 Genomic Analysis and Bioinformatics
  • EM533 Spatial Analysis and Modelling
  • EM534 Introduction to GIS and Spatial Thinking
  • EM536 Remote Sensing and Image Analysis
  • HSHM543 Information and Knowledge Management in Healthcare
  • PA435 Precision Agriculture
  • SCI410 Introduction to Scientific Programming
  • SCI495 Science Research Project
  • STAT420 Advanced Statistical Modelling
  • STAT430 Statistical Learning

About Course Provider

Our aim is to offer you the most flexible study options without losing any of the rigour required in a quality tertiary education. You can study on campus for a traditional face-to-face education experience, or from wherever you are; our new generation of online study is making tertiary education more accessible than ever. Originally named New England University College, UNE was established as a college of the University of Sydney in 1938. It was the second university established in New South Wales and Australia’s first regional university. In 1954 the University became fully independent as the University of New England and pioneered teaching by correspondence to external students.

UNE offers a distinctive on-campus experience which is strengthened by one of Australia’s oldest residential systems. Living in any of the eight colleges offers students the best in modern on-campus living with superb academic support, pastoral care and the opportunity to partake in a wide range of social and sporting activities. UNE is internationally recognised for its innovative approach to online teaching and research excellence with 87% of its research fields rated world standard or above.

Research endeavours are supported through a number of flagship research centres:

  • The Animal and Genetics Breeding Unit (AGBU)
  • The Centre for Agriculture and Law (AgLaw)
  • Centre for Local Government
  • Institute for Rural Futures (IRF)
  • The Paleoscience Research Centre and
  • The National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia (SiMERR).

As the biggest regional employer and an externally engaged organisation, the University actively pursues effective partnerships and plays a significant role in Armidale and wider rural and regional communities.

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