Data Science and Decisions - Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma

There is currently an extraordinary demand around the world for data science skills. In Australia, businesses are forecast to increase their investment in analytics capabilities by 75% in the next few years.

Prepare yourself for an excellent employment outcome in this fast-growing area with the Graduate Certificate in Data Science and Decisions, a short and flexible program designed to deepen the knowledge gained in undergraduate studies.

You'll consolidate your data skills across three key areas: mathematics and statistics, computer science and economics. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate you can apply to transfer into the Graduate Diploma of Data Science and Decisions and coming soon in 2020, the Masters will also be available for enrolment.

The course is taught by UNSW’s outstanding educators from the award-winning School of Mathematics & Statistics in the Faculty of Science, the School of Computer Science in the Faculty of Engineering and the School of Economics in the Faculty of Business.


School of Mathematics & Statistics - Ranked #1 in Australia 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Flexible subject choice

Once you have completed the core course - Fundamentals of Data Science – you can select from the following topics:

  • Principles of Programming or Foundations of Computer Science
  • Business Economics or Economics of Strategy
  • Multivariate Analysis or Statistical Inference.

  Mode: Face-to-face; short and flexible

  Duration:  0.5 years full time (or part time equivalent)

  Program start:  Term 1, 2020 intake


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How to apply

Send an enquiry to our Future Students team, or;

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Graduate Certificate in Data Science and Decisions course handbook

Graduate Diploma in Data Science and Decisions course handbook


Entry Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Data Science and Decisions entry requirements