La Trobe University

Graduate Diploma in Data Science

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Are you ready to take on big data? Now, more than ever, the world is demanding clever solutions to society's evolving problems. Employers from a range of sectors - from science to finance - are searching for intelligent minds who understand data science and can also apply their knowledge of their industries. We've carefully designed our Graduate Diploma of Data Science to give you a solid foundation in computer science, statistics and applied data analysis. You'll learn using real data sets from our industry partners, so you can be sure you're learning up-to-date skills. You'll get practical experience with open-source software and platforms, including Python, R, and Hadoop. You'll learn: Database fundamentals Delve into how databases function across both hardware and software systems. Learn how data storage and retrieval, communications, networking, security and information systems are critical to our everyday lives.


To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma in Data Science, students must complete 120 credit points as follows: 75 core credit points 45 elective credit points

Standard entry requirements

  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Undergraduate requirements - Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
  • International: IELTS - 6.5 < 6.0 (PG minimum) - 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.
  • Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website:

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