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Graduate Certificate of Data Engineering

A single graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Engineering Computing & Cybernetics

GCDENG
  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Computer Engineering
  • Academic contact
  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Computer Engineering
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Graduate Certificate of Data Engineering requires the completion of 24 units which must include:

The core components of the program are taught in two teaching modes: semester mode and blended intensive mode. The intensive mode has been designed to cater to data engineering students who are working while studying, for more information see the Program Overview. 


6 units from completion of one of the courses from the following list:

COMP7230 Introduction to Programming for Data Scientists (intensive)

COMP6730 Programming for Scientists


6 units from completion of one of the courses from the following list:

COMP7240 Introduction to Database Concepts (intensive)

COMP6240 Relational Databases


12 units from completion of the following courses:

COMP8410 Data Mining or COMP8910 Data Mining (intensive)

COMP8430 Data Wrangling or COMP8930 Data Wrangling (intensive)


Admission Requirements

This program is only open to Domestic students

Applicants must present one of the following:

  • A Bachelor degree with Honours or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.0/7.0
  • A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.0/7.0, with at least 1 year of relevant work experience
  • A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0

The GPA for a Bachelor program will be calculated from (i) a completed Bachelor degree using all grades and/or (ii) a completed Bachelor degree using all grades other than those from the last semester (or equivalent study period) of the Bachelor degree. The higher of the two calculations will be used as the basis for admission.

Ranking and English Proficiency: At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. 

In line with the University's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors. Applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes. If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of: 

  • a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or
  • demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency

Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.

Further information: English language admission requirements and post-admission support

Diversity factors: As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.

Assessment of qualifications: Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.

 Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

Alternate Admin Requirements

This program is only open to Domestic students


A Bachelor degree with Honours or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.0/7.0

Or a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.0/7.0, with at least 1 year of relevant work experience.

Or a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0.


All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

Credit Granted

Credit is not available for this program.

Cognate Disciplines

Actuarial Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Criminology, Demography/Population Studies, Engineering, Epidemiology/Public Health, Finance, Information Technology, Maths, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

The rapid expansion of the digital environment has increased the opportunity for data-driven innovation. Data engineers build computing pipelines that transform data into

formats that tools and data analysts can use. Data engineers work in a wide range of professional settings, from public health to national security, from education to consumer and business services.


The Graduate Certificate of Data Engineering comprises the equivalent of 0.5 years of full-time study. The program is taught in person. In addition to semester based teaching, the courses are offered with intensive teaching. This comprises 4 weeks online, 1 week intensive teaching on campus, and a further 4 weeks online. The curriculum has been designed with every expectation that students attend the one week intensive teaching on campus.

 

This program is available to Domestic students only, and so it has no CRICOS code. The program is taught in semester mode and also offered in intensive blended mode. Students studying in intensive blended mode are expected to be enrolled part-time. The intensive blended course delivery mode is designed to suit working students who take leave from work (or other commitments) to attend an intensive 1 week of full time learning on campus in the middle of the course, and study remotely for the rest of the course. The intensive blended course delivery mode comprises: 4 weeks of online study, 1 full time week of face to face learning on campus, followed by a further 4 weeks of online study.

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply basic technical expertise in computer programming and databases to solve data engineering problems;

  2. Contribute as an effective member to the performance of a data focused workplace.

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirements for this is currently not available.

Further Information

This program is designed to be completed part time over 1 year. For more information about the intensive teaching, please visit this webpage for details: https://cecs.anu.edu.au/study/dataanalytics

Students will need to install certain free software packages in order to successfully complete COMP7230. Please see the ‘Additional Information’ section on course

information page.

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