Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Data Science

Study Programme Details
Country: New Zealand
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type



12 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

In the era of big data, the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Data Science (PGDipADS) emerges as a vital pathway for individuals seeking to harness the power of data to drive innovation and inform decision-making. As the demand for skilled data scientists continues to soar, this program offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to equip students with the cutting-edge tools and techniques necessary to thrive in this dynamic field.


Tailored to accommodate students from diverse academic backgrounds, the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Data Science provides a transformative learning experience for individuals eager to enhance their data science capabilities. Whether you come from Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or other fields, this program empowers you to leverage your existing skills while immersing yourself in the exciting realm of data science.

With a focus on practical applications and real-world problem-solving, this diploma prepares you to embark on a rewarding career journey in the rapidly evolving landscape of data-driven industries.

Admission Requirements

  • Potential students can come from a variety of undergraduate backgrounds. You will require a B Grade Point Average in your 300-level bachelor’s degree courses, or have evidence of achievement at postgraduate level.
  • CAE or CPE: Score of 176 with a minimum of 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • IELTS Academic: An average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • NZAPA: English New Zealand Accredited Pathway Assessment Level 3
  • NZCEL: Level 5
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening
  • DATA401 Introduction to Data Science
  • COSC480 Computer Programming
  • MBIS623 Data Management
  • Advanced Data Science Competencies
  • Elective courses from various disciplines, including Computer Science, Statistics, Economics, and more
  • Domestic — $8,877
  • International — $35,000

Future Career Outcomes

Graduates of the program emerge as highly sought-after professionals equipped with the technical prowess and analytical acumen necessary to excel in a variety of roles within the data science domain. Whether pioneering groundbreaking research, driving strategic business decisions, or solving complex challenges across industries, alumni of this program are well-positioned to make a significant impact in the data-driven economy.

Visa Requirements:

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