Diploma in Data Science and Analytics

Elevate your career – a graduate level 8 course diploma taught by leading professionals on campus.

Why a Diploma in Data Science and Analytics?

The demand for professionals trained with deep data and analytical skills is disrupting the job market. There is an incredible need for data scientists and business analytics professionals to make sense of the large amounts of data that are collected, to uncover hidden solutions to complex business problems, to present useful insights to business leaders, and to make fact-based managerial decisions.

We offer a diploma with three unique specializations in Data Science and Analytics to prepare you for a job in these emerging fields: Data ScienceBusiness Analytics and Health Data Science & Biostatistics.

Data scientists are primarily concerned with generating actionable information in the form of data, whereas a business analyst uses that information to generate insights about the business and make data-driven decisions. The diploma in Data Science and Analytics with a Specialization in Data Science is offered by the Faculty of Science, the Diploma in Data Science and Analytics with a Specialization in Business Analytics is offered by the Haskayne School of Business, and the Diploma in Data Science and Analytics with a Specialization in Health Data Science and Biostatistics is offered by the Cumming School of Medicine.

Specialization in Business Analytics

Specialization in Business Analytics

The Diploma in Data Science and Analytics with a Specialization in Business Analytics will give you the skills and expertise that you need to support data-driven business decision making. You would typically be collecting and interpreting big data through quantitative analysis in order to evaluate, predict and prescribe decisions in a number of business areas, including operations, finance, marketing, customer service and human resources.

Specialization in Data Science

Specialization in Data Science

The Diploma in Data Science and Analytics with a Specialization in Data Science will help you gain skills for the new digital economy. You will learn how to apply the tools of data science and analytics to work in many professional fields - such as data analysis and cleaning, machine learning and information visualization. Take your career to new heights in today’s data-driven world!

Specialization in Health Data Science & Biostatistics

Specialization in Health Data Science & Biostatistics

The Diploma in Data Science and Analytics with a Specialization in Health Data Science & Biostatistics will provide the skills necessary to advance precision medicine and precision public health. You will learn how to use various modern analytic techniques including machine learning, natural language processing and data visualization and how to apply these skills in the fast-paced world of medicine.

NOTE:  Once you have initiated your application, be sure to choose "Data Science and Analytics- Diploma" from the list of programs offered.

To be considered for admission to the certificate and diploma programs in data science and analytics, you must meet the requirements outlined in the academic calendar.

Funding information can be found here.

The curriculum depends on the diploma program. In the Fall Term (from September until December), all students from the certificate and diploma programs will start together with four courses in the fundamentals of data science and analytics (DATA 601, 602, 603 and 604).   Starting in January, students proceed to the diploma phase with domain-specific courses for each specialization. An overview is provided below:

 

Full-time Diploma Program – Business Analytics Specialization

-- Fall Term (September-December)

DATA 601: Working with Data and Visualization

DATA 602: Statistical Data Analysis

DATA 603: Statistical Modeling with Data

DATA 604: Big Data Management

-- Winter term (January-April)

DATA 611: Predictive Analytics

DATA 612: Decision Analytics

DATA 613: Introductory Data Analytics

DATA 614: Advanced Data Analytics

 

Full-time Diploma Program – Data Science Specialization

--  Fall Term (September-December)

DATA 601: Working with Data and Visualization

DATA 602: Statistical Data Analysis

DATA 603: Statistical Modeling with Data

DATA 604: Big Data Management

-- Winter term (January-April)

DATA 605: Actionable Visualization and Analytics

DATA 606: Statistical Methods in Data Science

DATA 607: Statistical and Machine Learning

DATA 608: Developing Big Data Applications

 

Full-time Diploma Program – Health Data Science & Biostatistics Specialization

-- Fall Term (September-December)

DATA 601: Working with Data and Visualization

DATA 602: Statistical Data Analysis

DATA 603: Statistical Modeling with Data

DATA 604: Big Data Management

-- Winter Term (January-April)

DATA 621: Advanced Statistical Modelling

DATA 622: Machine Learning for Precision Health

DATA 623: Big Data in Health

DATA 624: Advanced Exploration and Visualization in Health