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Everything you need to know about our Graduate Diploma of Applied Data Science

In today’s fast-paced technological landscape, mastering applied data science is more important than ever. Monash Online’s Graduate Diploma of Applied Data Science is designed to equip you with the skills you need to leverage data for decision-making and innovation.

This course offers a deep dive into computer science theory, software engineering, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence, presenting a robust curriculum tailored to meet the demands of modern industries.

What does the Graduate Diploma of Applied Data Science cover?

This course is meticulously crafted to impart a multidimensional skill set by breaking down the complex components of data science into digestible, actionable learning objectives. Here’s a closer look at what you’ll learn:

1. Computer science theory: Learn how theories are applied in real-world situations. This means you’ll gain a strong grasp of algorithmic thinking, computational models, and data structures, enabling you to devise innovative solutions in various professional settings.

2. Computer science fundamentals: Acquire technical skills in the core technologies and programming languages used in the industry, including but not limited to Java, Python, and SQL.

3. Specialist skills: Choose to specialise in software engineering, cybersecurity, or artificial intelligence, depending on your career aspirations.

Andrew Stedall is a student of the Graduate Diploma of Applied Data Science and values the real-world applicability of the curriculum.

I enjoy being able to identify the purpose of various aspects of the course, and then see how they might fit into my everyday work.

Andrew Stedall

Graduate Diploma of Applied Data Science

What are the benefits of studying online?

One of the most significant advantages of choosing an online mode of study is the unparalleled flexibility it offers. Monash’s online courses provide unparalleled flexibility, enabling you to balance work and personal commitments seamlessly. This convenience allows you to continue working full-time and maintain other life commitments without the added stress of commuting to campus.

Andrew appreciates this aspect of the course because the evening classes helped him to continue with his full-time work while gaining new skills. “The flexibility of an online course slotted perfectly into my work-from-home days,” he says.

The benefits of online study extend beyond just flexibility. Our online platform also enriches the learning experience, so you don’t feel alone in your journey through study. Through the use of various platforms, you will gain access to a plethora of resources such as online libraries, tutorials, interactive exercises, and up-to-date research materials. These resources are typically available 24/7, enabling students to review and revisit materials as needed, which reinforces learning objectives and improves retention.

Why study with Monash Online?

Monash Online is renowned for its research and teaching excellence. According to the 2024 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings, we are ranked #2 in Australia and #42 globally. Studying with us ensures you’re gaining skills that are respected worldwide and in line with cutting-edge industry practices.

Andrew pinpoints the strength of our programs in the quality of its content and teaching, saying that “a qualification from a reputed educator such as Monash further improves my employment opportunities… the quality of content and teaching is better than that of most other online or part-time postgraduate studies”.

What skills and career outcomes await me?

The skills and qualifications that you gain in this program will prepare you for a range of career opportunities in high-demand fields — you could be an IT technician, data scientist, business analyst, and many more. Recent statistics state that the job growth for data scientist roles is expected to rise by 11.0% over the next five years, with the most common salary standing at $120,000 in Victoria (Seek).

Reflecting on his future career prospects, Andrew says, “I aim to implement data science models into my workplace to change the way we perform analyses. Opportunities are always arising now that I have a better understanding of machine learning and AI since they’re being introduced into the industry at a rapid pace now”.

Ready to start your journey to a rewarding career?

Our Graduate Diploma of Applied Data Science offers a unique blend of practical skills, academic rigour, and flexibility. Whether you’re a seasoned professional looking to make a career shift or a novice stepping into the world of data science, this course is your stepping stone to a fulfilling career.

If you’re looking to make a significant impact in the world of technology, there’s no better time than now to embark on this educational journey with us.

Find out more about our Graduate Diploma of Applied Data Science and enrol now to take the first step toward a career that’s as innovative as it is rewarding.

Andrew Stedall shares his experience studying Monash Online's Graduate Diploma of Applied Data Science