Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Data Science atUniversity of Canterbury , ChristchurchCOLLEGE OF SCIENCE


12 months (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Diploma

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  • There is also a focus on broader skills required of data scientists such as advanced analytical capability, problem-solving, critical thinking, teamwork, and communication skills
  • This postgraduate diploma is designed to accommodate students from a range of backgrounds (not just those with Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science majors), who want to enhance or build their data science capabilities and combine these with the skills and knowledge they bring from their previous studies
  • Data science is a new profession emerging along with the exponential growth in size, and availability of 'big data'
  • Data scientist is an essential skill set in a world where everything from education to commerce, communication to transport, involves large-scale data collection and digitalization


  • University Rankings
    • #401-500

      - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2021

    • #258

      - QS 2022

    • #501-600

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2022

    • #387

      - US News & World Report 2022

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 15,37,731
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
Hostel & MealsINR 4,06,655
InsuranceINR 34,223
Administration feeINR 13,689
Books and stationeryINR 34,223
ClothingINR 34,223
TotalINR 5,23,013

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 NZD = INR 45.63


Tuition & expenses were last updated on 25ᵗʰ August 2022

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria

No specific cutoff mentioned


No specific cutoff mentioned

  • Postgraduate certificates and diplomas require a relevant bachelor's degree
  • Candidates require a B average in relevant 300-level Bachelor's courses or evidence of achievement at postgraduate level
  • Normally the minimum requirement is a three-year bachelor’s degree from a New Zealand university, or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent
  • A student for the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Data Science (PGDipADS), before applying to enrol in the Diploma, must have qualified for a university degree in an area which is relevant to data science eg, biological sciences, computer science, digital humanities, economics, engineering, environmental science, finance, geography, geology, mathematics, physics, psychology, statistics, or any other relevant degree subjec


Marks - 90/120

  • minimum score of 19 in reading, listening and writing


Marks - 58/90

  • No PTE communicative skills score below 50


Marks - 6.5/9

  • with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking

Conditional Offer


You’ll receive a Conditional Offer of Place. Once your results are available (normally mid-January) and your admission to UC is confirmed, we will email you an Enrolment Agreement. International students studying on campus will receive an Offer of Place and will need to attend an Enrolment in Person session.

Application Process

Step 1: Prepare documents for application

  • Applicants must outline the goals they would like to achieve through their intended program of study and also include how this will help you after graduation (300 words) (required only for Master of Engineering (Mechanical) and Master of Human Interface technology)

Step 2: Additional documents required

Step 3: Start your online application

Important Dates

Jul , 2022

Course Commencement Date

Scholarship information is not available. You can apply to non-college specific scholarships available for New Zealand.

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