Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics
Course information for - 2022 entry
Offered at 2 locations
The Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics is also an Exit Award from the Master of Information Technology
In a world that runs on the capture and management of data, the Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics will give you insight into the fundamental concepts behind data and databases and the state of the art techniques and technologies required to analyse large volumes of data while introducing you to the real-world applications that can be derived from a thorough understanding of the data at your fingertips.
The Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics teaches units accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and has Microsoft certifications incorporated into the units to ensure you’ll graduate job ready. All our units are also embedded with the United Nations sustainable goals. You can use the graduate certificate as a pathway to our Master of Information Technology and units from this course can also count towards a data analytics specialisation in the MBA.
To complete the Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics, a student must complete 40 credit points (cp).
Sample program map
|Year - Study period||Unit 1||Unit 2||Unit 3||Unit 4||Unit 5|
Year 1 - Semester 1
ITEC610 Python Fundamentals for Data Science
ITEC617 Data and Information Management
ITEC622 Data Analytics and Visualisation
ITEC632 Applied Data Mining and Big Data
This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.
An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.
To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:
- Equivalent of an Australian Bachelor’s degree in any discipline; or
- At least two years’ industry experience in a relevant role.
International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.
Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission.
Applicants with higher education study
If your previous study has equipped you with knowledge, skills or experiences that align with the learning outcomes of units in your new course you may be able to apply for recognition of prior learning and you may be able to complete your course sooner.
English language requirements
Applicants must have an overall academic IELTS of 6.5 (with an individual score of 6.0 for all tests).
There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of that course or unit. You will need to be able to meet these inherent requirements to complete your course.
The Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics articulates into the Master of Information Technology.
You should be able to concentrate on getting good marks instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your fees. We have a number of options that can help you ease the financial burden, including government assistance, scholarships and income support.
You could be eligible for one of the hundreds of scholarships we award each year to help students from across the university with the cost of studying, accommodation or overseas study opportunities. Some of our scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, but these aren’t just for the academically gifted; ACU also recognises excellence in community engagement and leadership. We also offer a range of scholarships for those who may be struggling financially or who have faced other barriers to accessing education.