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Graduate Certificate of Data Analytics

  • Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate of Data Analytics is ideal for students without a computing background, as well as those who'd like to bolster their industry experience with a recognised academic qualification.With a focus on fundamental data analytics, this course covers foundation skills, security and...

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Course Code
S576
Intake Months
Jun, Oct

About this course

The Graduate Certificate of Data Analytics is ideal for students without a computing background, as well as those who'd like to bolster their industry experience with a recognised academic qualification.

With a focus on fundamental data analytics, this course covers foundation skills, security and privacy issues, research and development, and real world analytics.

The sheer volume and complexity of data already at the fingertips of businesses and research organisations gives rise to challenges that must be solved by tomorrow's graduates and modern organisations are placing increasing emphasis on the use of data to inform day-to-day operations and long-term strategic decisions. Take the next step in your career with essential skills in data analytics enabling you to discover insights and support decision making.

This course gives you the essential skills and knowledge for employment across a range of industries and prepares you for further studies in IT and data science.

Entry requirements

Entry will be based on performance in:

  • Bachelor degree in any discipline OR
  • 2 years related work experience OR
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

Career pathways

Deakin's Graduate Certificate of Data Analytics prepares students for professional employment across all sectors as data analytics specialists. Data analysts may find employment with organisations who make data-driven decisions, in areas including software development, pharmaceutical discovery, marketing, consulting, manufacturing,
financial services, telecoms, e-commerce, retail, health care, public services, information security and more.

Course structure

To complete the Graduate Certificate of Data Analytics, students must attain 4 credit points. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. So that means in order to gain 4 credit points, you'll need to study 4 units (AKA 'subjects') over your entire degree. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.

The course comprises a total of 4 credit points, which must include the following:

  • Four (4) core Fundamental Data Analytics Studies units (SIT718, SIT719, SIT740, MIS770)(4 credit points)
  • Completion of STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit point compulsory unit)

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.

Credit for prior study or work

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Computing & Information Systems courses at Deakin University.
79.2%
Overall satisfaction
80.8%
Skill scale
65.2%
Teaching scale
88.8%
Employed full-time
$110k
Average salary