Graduate Certificate in Data Science (3751)

  • Approved Abbreviation: GradCertDataSc
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 3751
  • AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 095724M

Program Status: 

This program applies to students who commenced in 2017 or later.

Increasingly in the digital age data plays an important role in most, if not all, occupations. Extracting information from data has become a science in itself, blending skill sets from mathematics, statistics and computing. With a strong applications focus, this program introduces the skills needed to embark on data driven investigations.

Study Mode

Six months full-time or one year part-time.

Program Advice

Program Advice


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Part Time Internal See above


Applicants must have

  • Successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline; Or
  • Have a minimum of five years full-time equivalent professional work experience

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application. 

Statement of Service form

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points which include the subjects listed below.

Subject Title Credit Points
Core Subjects
COMP 7024Programming for Data Science10
MATH 7016The Nature of Data10
Select two of the following:20
Big Data
Data Science
Probabilistic Graphical Models
Predictive Analytics
Social Media Intelligence
Total Credit Points40

Equivalent Subjects    

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed these subjects in 2021 or earlier.  

MATH 7011 Predictive Analytics, replaced by  COMP 7023 Predictive Analytics