Course Description

If you are a graduate with qualifications in qualitative areas such as health and education, the Graduate Certificate in Data Science will provide you with the data science capability to complement your existing skills and provide a pathway to the Master of Data Science.

Data is a vital asset to an organisation. It can provide valuable insights into customer behaviour, market intelligence and operational performance. Data scientists build intelligent systems to manage, interpret, understand and derive key knowledge from this data. Leveraging the University of Sydney's research strengths, you will explore the latest in data mining, machine learning and data visualisation while developing the skills to communicate data insights to key stakeholders effectively.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $35,000 total course cost.
International Students: $43,500 per year full-time


0.5 years full time, 1 year part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Computing & Information Systems postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 61.8% (national average 68.9%)
Improved skills: 83.8% (national average 80.9%)
Overall satisfaction: 76.5% (national average 79.4%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Computing & Information Systems postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 93.9% (national average 82.9%)
Studying full time: 5.9% (national average 5.8%)
Median full time salary: $102,500 (national average $87,600)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 087980F
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: GCDATASC1000

Entry Requirements