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September 20, 2021
Group assignments, presentations and projects
The course is Commonwealth supported and free for eligible domestic students in 2021
The Undergraduate Certificate of Data Science is accredited by TEQSA, Australia
Every day, data scientists are shaping the world as we know it. The World Economic Forum's Future of Jobs Report 2020 predicts that by 2025, the role with the highest growth in demand will be that of Data Analysts and Scientists. Take the first step towards making your career future-ready with the Undergraduate Certificate of Data Science (UCDS) offered by SP Jain School of Global Management.
If you wish to study further upon completing the Undergraduate Certificate of Data Science, you may be eligible to articulate into the second semester of Bachelor of Data Science at SP Jain. (Read more about your pathway to further learning).
This course is subsidised by the Australian Government for students who are eligible for the limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) available in 2021. Find out more.
Note: This course is currently only available in Australia for domestic students. International students cannot enrol for this certificate. The course will proceed based on a minimum level of enrolment.
The Undergraduate Certificate of Data Science is designed to provide foundational knowledge, skills and their application at an Undergraduate certificate level in the field of Information Technology.
Learn the basis of key mathematical topics to build the analytical, technical and communication skills a Data Scientist should have
The Undergraduate Certificate of Data Science involves significant practical training where you will learn to write code that solves common data-related problems.
Have a foundational understanding of data science and the techniques for data analysis including programming and responding to queries and tasks
Develop inquiry and quantitative skills to solve mathematical problems, data sets, and demonstrate skills to develop computer programs to dissect data
Arrive at reliable, well-structured and innovative solutions for data interpretation
Collaborate effectively to design programs for data analysis and prepare and present technical reports on methodology, analysis and solutions
Apply foundational, theoretical and technical knowledge and skills to provide responsible data solutions for a broad set of identified business scenarios
Your assessment will include practical exercises, individual reports/project report, building and interpreting data sets and databases, group project report, presentation for business decision-making, and mid-term and final exams.
Our small class sizes ensure you get personalised support from our highly qualified and experienced faculty who bring a wealth of research, teaching and industry experience to the classroom.
Assistant Professor – Data Science
MS in Computer Science, Drexel University, USA; MBA, NYU Stern School of Business, USA
Area of specialisation: Information Technology
PhD, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), India
Areas of specialisation: Mathematics and Statistics
PhD, Yale University, USA
Areas of specialisation: Data Warehousing and Data Mining
MS in Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Area of specialisation: Information Technology/E-Business
Upon completion of the Undergraduate Certificate of Data Science, you will be equipped to:
Upon completion of this certificate, you may be eligible to articulate into the second semester of Bachelor of Data Science (BDS) and will be granted advanced standing for all units successfully completed under this course.
Key Highlights of the Bachelor of Data Science program:
Our BDS Class of 2021 graduates are building successful careers in:
Australia: Macquarie | Mindfields | Nexon Asia Pacific | Simpply | Suncorp
India: Brillio | eClerx | Here Technologies | Kearney | Wolters Kluwer
My time at SP Jain helped me realise the importance of project-based learning. Once I shifted gears to focus on project ideas and seminars that simulate real-world settings, it completely changed the pace at which I learn and implement concepts to solve different problems.
Bachelor of Data Science (Intake of 2018)
Data Analyst at a top-3 investment banking firm in Australia
At SP Jain, we learnt logical coding, MongoDB and data exploration that proved to be the most useful. The absolute important thing is self-improvement – to study new things and figure out how to solve problems. The BDS program helped us understand how to handle datasets and problem-solving.
Bachelor of Data Science (Intake of 2018)
Graduate Business Systems Engineer,
Nexon Asia Pacific Pty Ltd (Australia)
Throughout my internship, the one aspect that constantly stood out for me was the level at which we were able to apply the knowledge we gained in our SP Jain classrooms to the project. Our curriculum focused a lot on machine learning and data visualisation methods, and these are concepts that we could apply to my research first-hand, helping us gain favourable results.
Bachelor of Data Science (Intake of 2019)
Research Intern, University of Massachusetts Boston (USA)
All applicants are expected to have completed a minimum of 12 years of schooling demonstrated by one or more of the following:
In lieu of the above, completion of a minimum of 11 years of schooling for the nine Commonwealth of International States (CIS) countries subject to a minimum CGPA score of 4.00 out of 5.00 issued by the National Board in these countries.
All applicants must have completed their education as detailed above in English and must provide certified evidence to the School.
Applicants who have not completed their most recent education qualifications in English are required to take any of the following recognised formal English language tests and obtain currently valid minimum scores as below:
Note: It is not necessary to have the Year 12 results in hand at the time of application. In case the Year 12 results are not in hand, shortlisted students will be offered conditional admission to the program.
All applicants that meet the eligibility requirements must take one of the following tests and obtain the minimum test score as specified below to be evaluated for admission:
|Entrance Test||Minimum score required|
|Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) (SAT College Code - 7579)||1000 with a minimum of 600 in the Math section|
|American College Testing (ACT) (ACT College Code - 1473)||23|
|SP Jain Entrance Test (SPJET)||50% with a minimum of 75% in the Numeracy section|
|Joint Entrance Exam (Main) [JEE (Main)]||70%|
In addition, select applicants may be required to take a math test developed and administered by SP Jain to assess their numerical skills. For applicants with Indian certifications, this requirement will be waived if the applicant has scored 75% or more in recognised Indian State Board exams or Central Board exams (e.g. ICSE /CBSE)
We shortlist potential applicants based on:
We also consider other factors including:
We will notify you in writing whether your application has been shortlisted or not.
As part of the final stage of applicant evaluation, all shortlisted applicants will be required to write two essays and undertake a personal interview with a member of the School's selection committee at the School's campus or via Skype/Zoom. The essays and interview are designed to assess your communication skills, aptitude and knowledge.
Approximately a week after the evaluation interview, you will be notified about your result in writing by the Admission’s Office.
The Undergraduate Certificate of Data Science is Commonwealth supported and free for eligible domestic students in 2021.
The course is subsidised by the Australian Government for students who are eligible for the limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) available.
What is a CSP?
A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is a place in a course where the Australian Government provides funding to SP Jain School of Global Management. This is a subsidy, not a loan, and you don't have to pay it back.
Who is eligible to get a CSP?
To get a CSP, you must be one of the following: