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Data Scientist

Gain real-world data science experience with projects designed by industry experts. Build your portfolio and advance your data science career.

  • Starting 20 Jan 2020
  • 100% online, 4 months (16 weeks)
  • A$2,600 GST inc.
  • Prerequisites: Python, SQL, Probability and Statistics, Machine Learning, Mathematics, Data Wrangling
 
 

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100% online, mentor supported, workplace ready

Why learn Data Science

The data science field is booming, with PwC estimating an additional 2.7 million jobs globally. Data scientists are among the most sought after positions, and yet, Australia is facing an emerging skills deficit in prepared talent for Industry 4.0. In this course, you’ll get hands-on experience running data pipelines, designing experiments, building recommendation systems, and more.

This course offers an ideal path for experienced programmers and data analysts to advance their data science careers.

How does it work

You’ll master the skills necessary to become a successful Data Scientist. You’ll work on projects designed by industry experts, and learn to run data pipelines, design experiments, build recommendation systems, and deploy solutions to the cloud. By the end of the course, you’ll have an impressive portfolio of real-world projects and valuable hands-on experience. 

Find out more in our FAQ section.

Your experience with RMIT Future Skills

Upskill online, on your terms. Taught by industry leaders, backed by RMIT.

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100% online

Our flexible short courses are designed to fit your lifestyle, not replace it. Study online, after hours, when and where you like.

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RMIT certificate

The cutting edge skills you learn will be rigorously assessed and recognised by both a leading university and key employers in the field.

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Industry mentors

RMIT experience provides structure on top of online learning through 1:1 mentor support, webinars and a community of lifelong learners.

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Real world skills

Level up your skills and qualifications as a digital native. Our courses are about practical training, building a network and applying your learning.

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Expert content

We have partnered with leading employers across the world to multiply the power of a world-leading university with the best of industry.

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Community

Make the most out of your online learning by interacting with your peers, experts and industry employers. Meaningful connections to help propel your career.

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Learning outcomes

What do you take away from our courses?

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Qualification

After completing an RMIT Future Skills course, you will earn an RMIT certificate which can be validated, recognised and shared on social media platforms.

Skills

These courses are all about practical training. Each week, the skills you need to master will be walked through in live online tutorials that allow you to see success in action, and ask questions to overcome obstacles that are slowing your progress.

Work-ready project

We combine the power of industry experts with a leading university to get you working on practical, work-ready projects that you can immediately apply back in your office.

Course Outline

Module 1

Solving data science problems

Data science processes

Building effective data visualisations

Stakeholder communication

Assignment

Write a data science blog post

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Module 2

Software engineering for data scientists

Essential software engineering skills for data scientists

Creating unit tests

Building classes

 

 

 

Module 3

Data engineering for data scientists

Holistic data science process

Running pipelines and transforming data

Building models

Deploying solutions to the cloud

Assignment

Build pipelines to classify messages with figure eight

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Module 4

Experiment design and recommendations

Designing experiments

Analysing A/B test results

Explore approaches for building recommendation systems

Assignment

Design a recommendation engine with IBM

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Module 5

Data science projects

Build your own open-ended Data Science project

Project

Data science capstone project

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Learn with Industry Experts

Get ready to meet some of the biggest names in the business.

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Margarita Moya

Senior analyst, Westpac

Margarita is a senior analyst with over 7 years experience across market research, analytics and financial services. As a lead Tableau developer, her current role also focuses on advocating and empowering business users to use visual analytics, building up internal Tableau education programs and the nitty gritty details of server infrastructure. Passionate about people, data and the positive social impact the two combined can achieve, she’s also a current Board Member of Engineers Without Borders Australia and is registered on Tableau Service Corps.

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Kale Temple

Co-founder and practise director at Intellify

Kale Temple is a co-founder and practise director at Intellify where he leverages expertise in data science and machine learning to architect solutions that empower business performance and growth. He has consulted with a number of the world’s leading corporate and government organisations from over 5 years. Since 2014, he has co-founded and scaled two successful technology start-ups and as Data Scientist & Consultant at Agile BI, played a key role in building the business from the ground up into a world-leading Microsoft Power BI Partner. He holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Economics) and Masters of Economics (Economics & Econometrics) from the University of Sydney.


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