Undergraduate Certificate in Data Science

Computing and data analysis skills are becoming necessary in an ever-increasing number of disciplines and workplace contexts. This fully online undergraduate certificate will provide you with introductory data science skills to help you support data-driven decision making in your organisation and build the foundations of an exciting new career.

Course overview

Course code
CU006
Status
current / 2020
Intake periods
beginning of year and mid-year
Administered by
Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences; Graduate Research School
Credit points required
24
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Full-time
6 months
Part-time
1 year (maximum 2 years)
Attendance type
full- or part-time
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Available to international students
No
Fees
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Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Take all units (18 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirmentsContact hours
S1, S2CITS1401Computational Thinking with Python
Prerequisites:
Mathematics Applications ATAR or WACE Mathematics 2C/2D or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals or equivalent or higher
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 2 hours per week; workshop: 1 hour per week
S2CITS1402Relational Database Management Systems
Prerequisites:
ATAR Mathematics Applications or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals or equivalent or higher
Incompatibility:
CITS2232 Databases
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 2 hours per week
NS, S1, S2PACM1101Communication in Practice
Incompatibility:
ENGL2280 Professional Writing; COMM1901 Communication in Practice; SOCS1901 Communication in Practice
3 hours per week

For students who have not completed Math Applications ATAR, take MATH1720 in the winter teaching period.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirmentsContact hours
NS, S1, S2MATH1720Mathematics Fundamentals
Prerequisites:
Mathematics Applications ATAR (with a scaled score of less than 50) or with permission.
Incompatibility:
Mathematics Applications ATAR (with a scaled score of 50 or greater) or equivalent or higher.
3 x 1 hr lectures and 1 x 1hr workshop

For students who have completed Math Applications ATAR or equivalent, take STAT1400.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirmentsContact hours
S1, S2STAT1400Statistics for Science
Prerequisites:
Mathematics Applications ATAR or Mathematics Methods ATAR or WACE Mathematics 2C/2D or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals or equivalent or higher
Incompatibility:
STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics
lectures: 3 hours; labs: 2 hours