Graduate Diploma of Data Science

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Welcome to the world of big data. At Monash Online, we offer a Graduate Diploma of Data Science that puts you at the forefront of this exciting field through our world-class learning experience.

  • Internationally-recognised academics
  • Access to industry standard tools
  • Real problem-solving experience
  • 100% online
  • Accelerated course delivery
  • Six student intakes throughout the year
  • No on-site exams

Career outlook

An estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is created every day*, and companies around the world are eagerly searching for data scientists to manage and analyse this huge amount of information.

Whether it’s a global financial institution, government organisation or technology startup – data scientists help a range of organisations manage the complex data sets being collected to expertly solve problems for businesses.

Learn more about the various career options you will have upon graduation in this infographic.

Career outlook

An estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is created every day*, and companies around the world are eagerly searching for data scientists to manage and analyse this huge amount of information.

Whether it’s a global financial institution, government organisation or technology startup – data scientists help a range of organisations manage the complex data sets being collected to expertly solve problems for businesses.

Learn more about the various career options you will have upon graduation in this infographic.

Course curriculum

The Graduate Diploma of Data Science will improve your problem solving skills and broaden the creativity of your data analysis using solid analytical theory, R and Python, the latest big data processing tools such as Hadoop and Spark, full circle data science from engineering and wrangling to visualisation and data management, and work via case studies.

The course comprises of 48 points and each unit is 6 credit points .

a) Up to two foundation units (0-12 points)

  • FIT9133 Programming foundations in Python
  • FIT9132 Introduction to databases
  • MAT9004 Mathematical foundations for data science

b) Three core units (18 points)

c) Three to five units (18-30 points) selected from

  • FIT5146 Data curation and management
  • FIT5147 Data exploration and visualisation
  • FIT5148 Distributed databases and big data
  • FIT5149 Applied data analysis
  • FIT5201 Data analysis algorithms
  • FIT5202 Data processing for big data

Course curriculum

The Graduate Diploma of Data Science will improve your problem solving skills and broaden the creativity of your data analysis using solid analytical theory, R and Python, the latest big data processing tools such as Hadoop and Spark, full circle data science from engineering and wrangling to visualisation and data management, and work via case studies.

The course comprises of 48 points and each unit is 6 credit points .

a) Up to two foundation units (0-12 points)

  • FIT9133 Programming foundations in Python
  • FIT9132 Introduction to databases
  • MAT9004 Mathematical foundations for data science

b) Three core units (18 points)

c) Three to five units (18-30 points) selected from

  • FIT5146 Data curation and management
  • FIT5147 Data exploration and visualisation
  • FIT5148 Distributed databases and big data
  • FIT5149 Applied data analysis
  • FIT5201 Data analysis algorithms
  • FIT5202 Data processing for big data

Faculty

Through Monash Online, you’ll have the opportunity to learn courses developed by academics at the forefront of data science:

Faculty

Through Monash Online, you’ll have the opportunity to learn courses developed by academics at the forefront of data science:

Entry requirements

For entry into the course, you will need to prove work experience or previous study in programming, databases, or mathematics. This can be done if you possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a cognate field at a recognised Australian institution;
  • Prerequisite form

Alternative Entry through Foundation Units

We have recently launched three Foundation Units in programming, databases and mathematics. You can take a maximum of two Foundation Units prior to commencing your studies if you possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, or science with a mathematics major plus two Foundation Units (i.e. Programming and Databases)

OR

  • A non-cognate Graduate Diploma or Master’s degree (e.g. MBA) in any field at a recognised Australian institution and two years of relevant professional experience in programming or databases, plus up to two Foundation Units in an area not related to your work experience (i.e. Mathematics plus either Programming or Databases)

Learn more about the various pathways and career options you will have in this infographic here. Find out more about how to apply for the Graduate Diploma of Data Science.

Entry requirements

For entry into the course, you will need to prove work experience or previous study in programming, databases, or mathematics. This can be done if you possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a cognate field at a recognised Australian institution;
  • Prerequisite form

Alternative Entry through Foundation Units

We have recently launched three Foundation Units in programming, databases and mathematics. You can take a maximum of two Foundation Units prior to commencing your studies if you possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, or science with a mathematics major plus two Foundation Units (i.e. Programming and Databases)

OR

  • A non-cognate Graduate Diploma or Master’s degree (e.g. MBA) in any field at a recognised Australian institution and two years of relevant professional experience in programming or databases, plus up to two Foundation Units in an area not related to your work experience (i.e. Mathematics plus either Programming or Databases)

Learn more about the various pathways and career options you will have in this infographic here. Find out more about how to apply for the Graduate Diploma of Data Science.

Explore Data Science

Data scientists are developing tools and techniques to explore the universe of data being collected and to find new and better answers to the challenges facing science, society and business. Can you imagine a more rewarding career?

Contact us

Phone

1300 748 986 – free call from Australia

Operating hours: 9am-5:30pm AEST Monday to Friday

Email

Course information: monashonline.admissions@monash.edu

Explore Data Science

Data scientists are developing tools and techniques to explore the universe of data being collected and to find new and better answers to the challenges facing science, society and business. Can you imagine a more rewarding career?

Contact us

Phone

1300 748 986 – free call from Australia

Operating hours: 9am-5:30pm AEST Monday to Friday

Email

Course information: monashonline.admissions@monash.edu


* IBM Research, 2015