The Graduate Certificate in Data Science & Decisions aims to produce professionals who are skilled in the manipulation and interpretation of large amounts of data. It?�has been developed to train scientists to meet the current, and future, strong demand for Data Scientists and Data Analysts.?�Graduates will have broad and advanced?�knowledge and skills in Data Science across the three areas of mathematics and statistics, computer science, and economics.

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Total units of credit (UOC)




Why choose this degree?

This degree will equip you with statistical, computer science and business skills aligned with current and future demand for Data Scientists and Data Analysts across a range of industries.

Who should choose this degree?

Professionals from any industry seeking to acquire Data Science skills, and Data Scientists and Analysts seeking to upskill with advanced knowledge.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

Business and Systems Analysts, and Programmers, Statistician, Computer Network Professionals, Database and Systems Administrators, and ICT Security Specialists

Entry requirements

To gain entry to this program, students must:

  1. Have completed a Bachelor of Mathematics OR a Bachelor of Science with a major in mathematics, statistics or Computer Science OR a Bachelor of Data Science and Decisions OR a suitable cognate degree as determined by the program authority


  1. Have sufficient Mathematics and/or Statistics and/or Data Science background, as indicated by an average of 65 or above in appropriate level III university courses

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


As part of the Australian Government�??s?�Job-ready Graduates Package, Commonwealth Supported Places?�(CSPs) are now available for this program for T1 2021 only.

^The indicative tuition fee for domestic postgraduate students shown is for fee paying students, not students in Commonwealth Supported Places. To find out more about the student contribution amounts for Commonwealth Supported Places visit Postgraduate Commonwealth Support.

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only �?? other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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