Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Data Analytics New

Make big data your big opportunity

The ability to make sense of big data will make you highly sought-after the world over. Combine it with an understanding of decision science and your career opportunities will be near limitless.

Our new Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Data Analytics provides a valuable first step towards achieving just that. It’s ideal for upskilling, strengthening your CV, or laying the foundations for a full, related bachelor degree.

What will you do?

Conducted over six months full-time or 12 months part-time, this flexible program is designed and taught by our world-class, research-active data analytics experts. Through a flexible combination of face-to-face and digital learning, you will:

  • gain a broad, introductory knowledge of the principles underpinning big-data analytics and decision science, and their roles in society
  • build fundamental skills in applying these disciplines’ methods within a chosen discipline—agriculture, bioinformatics, economics, environment, geosciences or public health
  • learn to apply critical, independent thinking to conduct sound data analysis and solve simple big-data problems.

Where could it take you?

You could go on to a full bachelor degree in applied data analytics, or possibly science, agricultural science, mineral geoscience or even wildlife conservation—whether to start your first career, or a rewarding new one. You might draw on your enhanced capabilities to step up in an existing role. Perhaps the qualification will help you win a well-deserved promotion.

*Commonwealth Support for the Undergraduate Certificates is only available to domestic students in 2021 as part of the Australian Government's Job Ready Graduates package. On current advice, you must also complete the qualification by 31 December 2021. Students can look to continue further studies into a Bachelor degree with credit.



Please note:
Semester one applications close on 8th March, 2021. The late application fee for semester one, 2021 will be waived.

 

 

Entry Requirements

For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
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Domestic applicants

Admissions information

SATAC Code 319061
Deferment No
Intake March and July
Enquiries Future Students team

Selection Criteria
Recent Secondary Education A completed Australian Year 12 secondary schooling qualification (or overseas equivalent) (no minimum ATAR required).
Higher Education Study Completion of at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units).

Completion of a recognised tertiary enabling program will also be considered.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation.

Alternatively, a completed an AQF Certificate III with at least one year of full time equivalent employment with appropriate experience.

Work and life experience To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2022.

Alternatively, completion of at least three years of full time equivalent employment with appropriate experience.

Other Entry Pathways
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 319061

Fees and Scholarships

Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
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Domestic applicants

Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place

More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

Scholarships

These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

Find a Scholarship.

Careers

Potential careers

Management Analyst, Bioinformatician, Broker, Business Analyst, Business Consultant, Business Data Analyst, Consultant, Policy Adviser, Data Analyst, Data scientist , Farmer

Degree Structure

Academic Program Rules

The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

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Example Study Plan

Full time study plan
For students commencing in Semester 1 SCIENCE 1500 Introductory Data Science - Becoming Smart About Data APP DATA 1010 Ethics and Data Management I STATS 1000 Statistical Practice I One of:
AGRIC 1510WT Agricultural Systems I
BIOLOGY 1101 Biology I: Molecules, Genes & Cells
BIOLOGY 1401 Concepts in Biology
ECON 1002 Australia in the Global Economy
GEOLOGY 1103 Building a Habitable Planet I
PUB HLTH 1001 Health and Illness in Populations
For students commencing in Semester 2 SCIENCE 1500 Introductory Data Science - Becoming Smart About Data APP DATA 1010 Ethics and Data Management I STATS 1000 Statistical Practice I One of:
AGRIC 1520WT Agricultural Production I
BIOLOGY 1202 Biology I: Organisms
ECON 1012 Principles of Economics
ECON 1013 Using Big Data for Social and Economic Problems I
GEOLOGY 1100 Planet Earth
SOIL&WAT 1000WT Soils and Landscapes I

Part time study plan
Semester 1 SCIENCE 1500 Introductory Data Science - Becoming Smart About Data APP DATA 1010 Ethics and Data Management I
OR
One of:
AGRIC 1510WT Agricultural Systems I
BIOLOGY 1101 Biology I: Molecules, Genes & Cells
BIOLOGY 1401 Concepts in Biology
ECON 1002 Australia in the Global Economy
GEOLOGY 1103 Building a Habitable Planet I
PUB HLTH 1001 Health and Illness in Populations
Semester 2 STATS 1000 Statistical Practice I APP DATA 1010 Ethics and Data Management I
OR
One of:
AGRIC 1520WT Agricultural Production I
BIOLOGY 1202 Biology I: Organisms
ECON 1012 Principles of Economics
ECON 1013 Using Big Data for Social and Economic Problems I
GEOLOGY 1100 Planet Earth
SOIL&WAT 1000WT Soils and Landscapes I

Please note that the maximum amount of credit that can be awarded for prior learning is 3 units for this program.

Testimonial

My degree was a flexible and rewarding degree that provided a unique opportunity to discover, develop and apply your special interests.

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Last updated: Tuesday, 14 Sep 2021