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Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Data Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Data Science

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Data Science

  • ID:UC640055
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$30,250.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$16,878.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$30,250.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$16,878.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
Estimated Total/program:
$47,828.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Potential students can come from a variety of undergraduate backgrounds. Students require a B Grade Point Average in their 300-level bachelor's degree courses, or have evidence of achievement at postgraduate level.

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening. Please note UC only accepts TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date, not MyBest scores.
  • TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 176 with at least 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50
  • NZCEL:  Level 5

Course Information

Data science is a new profession emerging along with the exponential growth in size, and availability of 'big data'. A data scientist provides insight into future trends from looking at past and current data. This is an essential skillset in a world where everything from education to commerce, communication to transport, involves large-scale data collection and digitalisation.

This Postgraduate Diploma is designed to accommodate students from a range of backgrounds (not just those with Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science majors), who want to enhance or build their data science capabilities and combine these with the skills and knowledge they bring from their previous studies. So long as you are data-hungry and industry-aware; this degree can add to your employability and career prospects.

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You will be required to enrol in all these foundational courses unless there is evidence of prior learning in the fundamentals of data science (exemptions must be approved by the Programme Director).

The courses are:

  • DATA 401 Statistics
  • COSC 480 Computer Programming
  • MBIS 623 Data Management
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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Master of Applied Data Science
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

According to industry experts, data scientists know what the technology can offer, what analytics are possible, and can communicate on all those aspects to the wider business. This applies no matter the field or sector, as data and analytics have become so important and integral to organisational decision making. Graduates will be ready to work in a range of industries including: government, corporates, the IT sector, market research and finance, agriculture, and transport.

Aotearoa New Zealand and other countries are currently experiencing a skills shortage in this area, and the need for data savvy professionals with applied experience is growing.

A PGDipADS graduate's skills will include:

  • advanced knowledge in data science
  • the ability to use data to inform workplace solutions
  • planning and implementing data-informed projects
  • working in multidisciplinary teams
  • have an understanding of what programming can offer.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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