Graduate Diploma in Data Science (GDDS)

Program Code

GDDSC

Academic Year

2022

Special Notes

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

Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Data Science is designed for students who wish to develop new skills in the growing area of data science, with a specific focus on large-scale data analysis, or big data. In this program, students undertake a variety of core and elective courses, designed to combine skills in computer science, mathematics, data science and data science analysis.

The program provides the necessary skills for entering the world of Big Data and Data Science, an emerging area of necessity for many fields, including Science, Engineering, Economics and Digital Humanities. The program will help learners understand how data is changing our world, and how learners can apply data science techniques to drive changes in their organisation or area. The program will provide an introduction to the emerging field of data, and introduce fundamental analysis techniques, explored through a range a case studies, gaining deeper knowledge of relevant computational and mathematical techniques, such as machine learning and data mining.

The Graduate Diploma in Data Science is an AQF Level 8 Qualification with a standard full-time duration of  1 year.

Conditions

Condition of Enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate 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 Graduate Diploma in Data Science

There shall be a Graduate Diploma in Data Science.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Graduate Diploma in Data Science, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 24 units comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 9 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of 15 units

Unless exempted international students are required to take ENG 7057 Communication & Critical Thinking in lieu of an elective.

Graduate Diploma in Data Science

To satisfy the requirements for Graduate Diploma in Data Science students must complete courses to the value of 9 units.

Courses to the value of 9 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
COMP SCI 7210 Foundations of Computer Science A 3
MATHS 7027 Mathematical Foundations of Data Science 3
MATHS 7107 Data Taming 3