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GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN DATA SCIENCE

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN DATA SCIENCE
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| ONE YEAR, AQF LEVEL 8, CRICOS CODE: 112064H

The Graduate Diploma in Data Science provides students with a solid and extensive understanding of the techniques and practices of data science-related theories and applications, and equips them to meet the challenges of working in industries requiring specific data science knowledge and skills, such as data visualisation, deep learning, big data, cloud computing and artificial intelligence.

The Graduate Diploma is designed for students with little or no background in data science but wishing to attain a post-graduate qualification in this area, or who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Data Science. Students with a bachelor’s degree in different disciplines or a GCDS (SPI credits recognised) are eligible to apply for this degree.

By completing this course, students will acquire essential and specific data science skills, which will enhance their employment opportunities, assist in career development, and allow them to tackle work challenges relevant to data science. Upon completion, students may choose to progress to the higher-level Master of Data Science.

To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Data Science, a candidate must: 

– Complete 5 compulsory units with an accrued total of 30 credit points;

– Complete 3 elective units with an accrued an total of 18 credit points.

Content of the Course Credit points
Compulsory Units MDS601 Programming Foundations for Data Science 6
MDS602 Mathematical Foundations for Data Science 6
MDS603 Data Science Methodology 6
MDS604 Database Systems and Infrastructure 6
MDS605 Machine Learning and Data Mining 6
Elective Units MDS606 Data Science Research and Ethics 6
MDS607 Artificial Intelligence and Innovation 6
MDS609 Business Intelligence and Analytics 6
MDS610 Decision Making for Analytics 6
MDS611 Data Visualisation and Tools 6
MDS612 Big Data Infrastructure and Processing 6
MDS613 Deep Learning 6
MDS614 Unstructured Data and Computer Vision 6
MDS615 Cloud Computing and Application Development 6
Please note that not all units may be offered each teaching period. Please check unit of study availability with the Student Services team or contact Student@spi.nsw.edu.au​

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The Australia Computer Society is the peak body for the technology industry in Australia. SPI data science courses have been designed to align with ACS guidelines and SPI engaged with ACS and gained their input as we developed our courses.