Undergraduate Certificate in Data Science (UGCertDS)

Program Code

UCDS

Academic Year

2021

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

The Undergraduate Certificate in Data Science is suitable for students from diverse backgrounds who wish to develop new skills in the growing area of data science. It provides a pathway, and advanced standing, to further learning in either the Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences or Bachelor of Information Technology. It is also a stand-alone qualification of broad applicability in today’s workplace.

In this program, students will undertake four core courses designed to provide skills and knowledge in computer science, mathematics, data science and data analysis.

The Undergraduate Certificate in Data Science has a standard full-time duration of 0.5 years.

Conditions

Commonwealth Supported Places for Undergraduate Certificates are only available to domestic students in 2021 as part of the Australian Government's Job Ready Graduates package. On current TEQSA advice (22 February 2021), students must complete the qualification by 31 December 2021.
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Faculty before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Undergraduate Certificate in Data Science

There shall be a Undergraduate Certificate in Data Science.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Undergraduate Certificate in Data Science, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following courses with a combined total of not less than 12 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 12 units
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 12 units.

Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
MATHS 1005 Data Literacy 3
STATS 1000 Statistical Practice I 3

and

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ENG 1002 Programming (Matlab and C) 3
COMP SCI 1015 Introduction to Programming for Information Technology Specialists 3
COMP SCI 1102 Object Oriented Programming 3

and

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
MATHS 1004 Mathematics for Data Science I 3
MATHS 1006 Data Taming & Prediction 3