Graduate Diploma in Data Science (Online)


16 months to complete


8 courses

Study intakes

July, September, October, January, March and May

Study mode

100% Online

Program code


What you will study

UNSW’s Graduate Diploma in Data Science program is comprised of seven courses, plus the choice of one elective.


Core courses
  • Principles of Programming
  • Foundations of Data Science
  • Statistical Inference
  • Database Systems
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning
  • Regression Analysis
  • Strategic Decision Making

The UNSW Online experience

We are here to support you, every step of the way, to graduate from one of the world’s leading universities. Our online learning environment has been designed to seamlessly fit into your already busy schedule and you’ll be able to access course resources on any device, at any time. 

Our academics are some of the best in the world and, even though you’re studying online, you can expect your learning experience to be the same high standard as that of our on-campus students. 

Throughout your study journey, you will be able to turn to your Student Success Advisor, who is committed to assisting you from enrolment through to graduation. They are on-hand for all non-academic queries by phone or email.

Elective courses (choose one)
  • Big Data Management
  • Data Visualisation and Communication
  • Multivariate Analysis

Entry requirements

General admission requirements

To be eligible for the Graduate Diploma in Data Science you must have:

  • A bachelor degree in a cognate discipline (computer science, mathematics or similar); or 

  • A bachelor (honours) degree in any discipline with at least three level 3 and above courses in mathematics and statistics; or

  • A bachelor (pass) degree in any discipline with at least five years experience in a data science or data analytics role may be considered for entry into this program. 

  • The standard entry cut-off is of 65% as per the UNSW Admissions entry calculator.


Entry via nested qualification

If you successfully complete a Graduate Diploma in Data Science with an average mark of 70% or higher, you can progress to the Master of Data Science by coursework degree.




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