Up skill fast to secure your competitive edge

In the rapidly changing data science industry, a single unit can equip you with practical skills that are in demand right now.

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Develop your skills before you commit to a full degree

Studying a single unit in data science with Monash Online equips you with the latest knowledge in managing, analysing, and visualising data in just six weeks. Hand pick your preferred data science units, with access to curriculum delivered and assessed by our academic staff.

Why Monash Online single units?

  • Flexible – Offered 100% online and taught in six weeks
  • Credit-bearing – May be used as credit for those considering a Graduate Diploma of Data Science
  • Credible – Learn from Monash’s leading academic staff and researchers
  • Hands-on support – Dedicated Student Success Advisor guiding you through your studies
  • Postgraduate curriculum – Derived from Monash Online’s Graduate Diploma of Data Science

Ideal for:
  • Working out whether data science could be a new career path for you.
  • Hand-picking data science skills or knowledge you need immediately to boost your current expertise.
  • Staying relevant in an ever changing industry, with a unit from a leading university.
Do a postgraduate course if:
  • You are dedicated to the long-term investment of becoming a fully-qualified data scientist.
  • You need a formal tertiary-level qualification to change careers.
  • You need a formal qualification to gain recognition for your experience or move to a higher level of seniority.

FIT9133 Programming foundations in Python

This unit introduces you to program design and the Python language. You’ll learn ways of using algorithms to solve computational problems.

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FIT9132 Introduction to databases

This unit reviews organisational data management through relational database technology, including relational model analysis and design.

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If you have a background in programming and databases, and want to evolve into a new role in data science, this foundational unit can be your first step.


Delve into data analysis and program design with the professional skills of a data scientist. Programming units focus on: solving problems with programs like Python; machine learning; data visualisation; and data modelling


The effective management of databases is vital to both small businesses and large enterprises. Our short database units give you a deeper understanding of the inner workings of a database, and how to manage large data with technology, software tools and techniques.

Maths and stats

The core of data science is a long sequence of numbers and algorithms. Maths and stats is the basis of this field and you will need to be an expert in numbers.