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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).
Note: The UCDS program is not offered in Singapore or Dubai and is not approved or attested by CPE or KHDA.
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.
The course covers the following four units from Year 1 of the Bachelor of Data Science course:
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 and 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 and Deputy Director – Students Engagement and Enhancement, Bachelor of 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:
*As an international student, you may be able to continue to live and work in Australia temporarily following the completion of your undergraduate degree at SP Jain. While graduating students can apply for a post-study work visa of up to 4 years per the current immigration guidelines, it is not a guaranteed program outcome. Please check the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs website regularly for eligibility, more information and updates.
Bachelor of Data Science Class of 2022: Career Outcomes
SP Jain has always focused on looking at real-world business problems and solving them in class. When I was interning, I found it easy to understand the company’s workflow model because the business problems we were solving in class were on the same lines.
BDS Class of 2022
Macquarie Group, Australia
It’s difficult to start a new life in a new country. When you’re facing any problems or issues, go straight to the SP Jain professors. They are very supportive. They are going to help you throughout your learning process and clear your doubts.
BDS Class of 2022
Ingrity Information Services, Australia
SP Jain has provided me with a whole host of skills. Above all, the problem-solving intuition that I developed during my studies has enabled me to perform my tasks to meet expectations. In addition, I believe the ability to interact and collaborate with new individuals and the skill to balance multiple things together will help me in my professional career.
BDS Class of 2022
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.
BDS Class of 2021
Macquarie Group, 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.
BDS Class of 2021
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.
BDS Class of 2022
Pursuing Master’s degree at University of British Columbia, Canada
We are currently accepting applications for the September 2023 intake. We’ve gathered everything you would need for a seamless application process.
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:
Submit your application online
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 with a minimum of 20 in the Math section|
|SP Jain Entrance Test (SPJET)||50% with a minimum of 75% in the Numeracy section|
|Joint Entrance Exam (Main) [JEE (Main)]||70% with a minimum of 60% in the Math section|
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.
Total Compulsory Fees for the September 2023 Intake
|Total Compulsory Tuition Fees||AUD 16,150|
|Total Compulsory Non-Tuition Fees||AUD 4,125|
|Total Compulsory Fees||AUD 20,275|
Total Compulsory Fees Breakdown
|Tuition Fee (One Semester)||16,150|
|Total Compulsory Tuition Fees||16,150|
|Annual Registration Fee*||3,500|
|Total Compulsory Non-Tuition Fees||4,125|
|Total Compulsory Fees||20,275|
*Includes various administrative costs like subscriptions, software, internet, database management, learning management systems, etc. This is an annual charge and cannot be pro-rated.
**Includes e-books, course materials, cases and simulations.
**** To facilitate health insurance coverage during your stay in Australia (a mandatory requirement for the Australian Student Visa), the School has tied up with Bupa, Australia, for the OSHC policy.
Students would be personally responsible for obtaining the visa. Visa fees would be paid by students as applicable. Students are required to demonstrate sufficient financial resources to cover their expenses towards tuition fees, living, travel and/or any other personal expenses. We recommend that students familiarise themselves with the visa requirements to ensure their eligibility for issuance of a student visa. Click here for full details on student visas for Australia.
Other Non-Tuition Fees (as applicable)
Students who do not satisfactorily complete a subject may have an opportunity to repeat the subject via independent studies or be asked to take re-tests. The exact fees for independent studies, re-tests, etc., are listed below:
|Sr. No.||Components||Charges in AUD|
|1||Re-evaluations (per unit)||30|
|2||Re-test (per unit)||300|
|3||Independent Study (per unit)||2,000|
|5||Duplicate Graduation Statement||30|
|6||Duplicate Record of Result||30|
|7||Postal Charges (per package) within India*||20|
|8||Postal Charges (per package) outside India*||30|
Estimated Living Costs (Food and Travel)
We estimate that one would spend around AUD 700 per month on living costs (food and travel). This amount is subjective to the individual’s lifestyle.
Due date for the semester fee payment
Semester 1: July 31, 2023