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Graduate Certificate in Data Science

Approved Abbreviation: GradCertDataSc

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3751.1

AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 095724M

Increasingly in the digital age data plays an important role in most, if not all, occupations. Extracting information from data has become a science in itself, blending skill sets from mathematics, statistics and computing. With a strong applications focus, this course introduces the skills needed to embark on data driven investigations.

Study Mode
Six months full-time or one year part-time.


Applicants must have

  • Successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline; Or
  • Have a minimum of five years full-time equivalent professional work experience

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

Statement of Service

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points which include the units listed below.

Core Units

301113Programming for Data Science
301114The Nature of Data

Choose two of

301046Big Data
301044Data Science
301365Probabilistic Graphical Models
301117Predictive Analytics
301116Social Media Intelligence

Replaced Units

The core unit listed below counts towards completion of this course for students who passed this unit in 2020 or earlier.

301118 - Genomic Data Science

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