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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 22 Feb 2021
  • Semester 2 - 19 Jul 2021
  • Trimester 2 - 10 May 2021
Mode of delivery


Program code: 40155

Study Data Analytics

Informed, evidence-based decision-making is a guiding feature of businesses in today’s data-driven world. Knowing how to understand, analyse and use data is crucial to the success of businesses across various industries.

If you’re interested in enhancing your career possibilities by gaining specialised data analytical skills, the Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics at the University of Newcastle will equip you with the professional knowledge to understand and engage with data from diverse industry and business settings.

You’ll focus on predictive data analysis, data processing and visualisation, developing analytical techniques used in business and decision-making.

Fundamental to a career in data analytics is an understanding of the legal frameworks that underpin the use of data in professional practice. This course will equip you with a detailed understanding of particular legislation around privacy, security, intellectual property, and social responsibility.

You’ll also explore methods for developing analytical techniques used in business. Through visual explorations and formal analytical testing and modelling, you’ll learn how to prepare real-world projects, define objectives and communicate data effectively to influence business decision-making and success.

Data analysts are highly sought after, working with senior management teams to discover ways to turn data insights into strategic goals, increase productivity and add value to businesses.

Why study with us?

  • Learn from some of the best in the field – our data analytics experts are specialists in fields such as data science/analytics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering and information technology. These experts will challenge you and help you build on your skills so you can take on more senior roles in the data science industry.
  • No.1 in NSW for skill improvement (Science and Mathematics) (QILT 2018)
  • Expand your career opportunities – apply the practical skills and knowledge that you gain during your studies to specialise to your current workplace, or up-skill to progress in your career path.

ERA 5 ? well above world standard for statistics and applied mathematics research

What you will study

A Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics from the University of Newcastle will provide you with the specialised skills to extract and communicate information from data. If you’re already employed in a business-related field or an industry that would benefit from specialised data analytics, then this program will equip you with practical skills and give you confidence to analyse and interpret data to improve decision making and the communication of results.

You’ll focus on the following areas:

  • Data Wrangling and Visualisation
  • Data Analytics for Business Intelligence
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Professional Practices in IT

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

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Career opportunities

The Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics is designed to appeal to business professionals looking to gain detailed understanding of data analytics and how this can be used in the business world.

Leading-edge companies in every industry are recognising the importance of data analytics and how this can influence decision-making and business strategy. Study a Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics at the University of Newcastle and expand your career options to take on roles like:

  • business analyst
  • business intelligence specialist
  • data analyst
  • data and insights expert
  • researcher