Course overview

  • 1 year full time / 2 years part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Summer Intake - January and Start Year Intake - February


The Harvard Business Review has labelled data science the "sexiest job of the 21st century".

We're creating more than 2.5 exabytes of data every day. Someone needs to make sense of it all.

The Graduate Diploma in Data Science is an ideal starting point if you’re interested in joining this booming industry and don't have a background in computer science or statistics.

Your first step towards a new career

Through this course you’ll develop fundamental skills in both computer science and statistics, so you can keep pace with the rapidly changing demands of a data-driven job market – and world.

You’ll be shown how to use statistical tools, techniques and methods along with in-depth analysis and evaluation, learning to solve real-world problems in the data realm.

Option to transition into the Master of Data Science

When you successfully complete the Graduate Diploma, you can supercharge your qualification by enrolling in the Master of Data Science (subject to meeting the requirements).

You’ll receive course credit, meaning that you can complete both the Graduate Diploma and the Master of Data Science in just 2.5 years.