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Graduate Diploma in Data Science and Innovation

 
Note:

This is an exit-only course. There is no direct admission to it. Current UTS students may be able to submit an Internal Course Transfer (Graduating) application to exit with this course. Check with your faculty's student centre.

UTS Master of Data Science & Innovation (MDSI) - Information

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location
City campus

Min. duration
1 year full time or
2 years part time

course codes
UTS: C06114v2
CRICOS: 084267M

The Graduate Certificate in Data Science and Innovation is an exit-only qualification for the Master of Data Science and Innovation (C04293), a world-leading program of study in analytics and data science.

Taking a transdisciplinary approach, the master's course utilises a range of perspectives from diverse fields and integrates them with industry experiences, real-world projects and self-directed study, equipping graduates with an understanding of the potential of analytics to transform practice. The course is delivered in a range of modes including contemporary online and face-to-face learning experiences in UTS's leading-edge facilities.

The Graduate Certificate in Data Science and Innovation is an exit-only qualification for the Master of Data Science and Innovation (C04293), a world-leading program of study in analytics and data science.

Taking a transdisciplinary approach, the master's course utilises a range of perspectives from diverse fields and integrates them with industry experiences, real-world projects and self-directed study, equipping graduates with an understanding of the potential of analytics to transform practice. The course is delivered in a range of modes including contemporary online and face-to-face learning experiences in UTS's leading-edge facilities.

This course has been developed as a response to a global talent gap for people with data science knowledge, as identified and reported by the McKinsey Global Institute study (2011). The study predicted a shortfall by 2018 of nearly 200,000 data scientists and 1.5 million managers with the capability to make decisions using big data in the United States alone.

The dramatic growth of data in every conceivable industry, from oceanography to market research, presents another major driving force in generating unprecedented global demand for data science skills.

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

In most cases, UTS offers domestic students entry to postgraduate courses on a fee paying basis.

Tuition fees are charged:

  • based on the particular course in which you are enrolled
  • based on the number of credit points in which you are enrolled
  • at the rates set for the current year and revised annually

Fees for future year(s) published in the online calculator, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only.  UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

Tuition fees can be found in the online calculator.

A small number of postgraduate courses offer government subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Find out whether there are CSPs available in this course by visiting our postgraduate fees page.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional costs.

UTS Alumni save 10%: alumni.uts.edu.au/advantage

Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$20,610 to A$50,140 per year.

Tuition fees for international postgraduate coursework students can be found using fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $712. The total credit points are 48.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

UTS Alumni save 10%: alumni.uts.edu.au/advantage

For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

Careers

The course prepares students to participate in a variety of emerging careers with the growth of data science – data griot, data analyst, data artist, data journalist, mobile behaviour analyst, data-driven policy expert, advertising insight and online community manager, to name a few. While other offerings also provide the basis for these careers, this course provides an additional level of expertise, targeting professionals who have the desire to lead teams and organisations at the chief executive level.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM90984 Data Science Practices24
36102 iLab 112
Select 12 credit points from the following:12
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Total48

Course structure explained

Students must complete 48 credit points in total.

Additional information

Course duration

Students generally complete the required credit points in one year of full-time or two years of part-time study.

Scholarships, prizes and awards

Scholarships

Prizes and awards

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UTS: Handbook

See the Graduate Diploma in Data Science and Innovation in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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