The course teaches students comprehensive and specialised subjects in data science; it develops sophisticated skills in statistics, mathematical modelling, and the ability to code in support of such analyses. It further grounds students in the disciplinary history and methodology of data science, preparing them for either further study or to work as a practitioner in the field. The program prominently features a major capstone project, requiring students to identify a real-world problem that would benefit from a data-driven approach; to collect and prepare the data to address the problem; and to build visualisations in support of their arguments. The combination of rigorous mathematical training with practical approaches gives learners the ability to autonomously further develop their skills after graduation, turning them into lifelong learners of data science methods.
In total, Postgraduate Certificate in Data Science is 750 hours to complete; the programme is structured with tiers, which are described below.
750 required hours