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Post Graduate Program in Data Science

Our Post Graduate Program in Data Science, developed in collaboration with Caltech CTME and IBM, offers you the opportunity to harness the potential of data. The course provides certifications that align with industry standards and covers various areas such as data mining, statistical analysis, machine learning and data visualization, giving you a comprehensive understanding of data science concepts, tools and techniques.

The curriculum is designed to equip you with the skills required to excel in the data science industry, providing hands-on experience with the latest tools and technologies. As a student in the program, you'll have the chance to participate in masterclasses taught by Caltech instructors, become a member of the Caltech Circle, and obtain globally recognized Caltech certifications that can aid in your pursuit of a successful data science career.

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Earn a program certificate and up to 14 CEU credits from Caltech CTME
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25+ industry-relevant projects from the likes of Walmart, Amazon, Uber, Mercedes Benz, and many more
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Train under masterclasses taught by Caltech faculty & IBM experts, with exclusive hackathons and Ask Me Anything sessions by IBM

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Simplilearn's Post Graduate Program in Data Science provides comprehensive training in data science, machine learning, deep learning, data visualization and other relevant areas. In collaboration with IBM, the program covers the latest industry-relevant tools and techniques.

The program consists of an intensive 5-course learning pathway culminating in a final capstone project. Each course is designed to prepare you for a successful data science career by providing in-depth knowledge and skills. You'll learn from industry experts and gain practical experience in Python programming, data analysis, statistical modeling and more.

Throughout your training, over 60 hands-on projects and labs are integrated to help you build "work-ready" skills for the job market. In addition, you'll have access to masterclasses taught by IBM and Caltech CTME instructors, further enhancing your knowledge and skills.

What you will get

By the end of this Post Graduate Program in Data Science course, you will accomplish the following:

  • Earn up to 14 CEUs from Caltech CTME
  • Gain experience in 25+ real-life projects with access to integrated labs from companies like Amazon, Walmart, and Uber
  • Get support from Simplilearn’s Career Assistance program to increase visibility to top hiring companies
  • Acquire knowledge of critical Data Science topics including Python Programming, R Programming, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Data Visualization tools
  • Receive a Caltech CTME Post Graduate Certificate, access to Caltech CTME Circle Membership, and earn IBM certificates for IBM courses
  • Attend an online convocation with the Caltech CTME Program Director

About Caltech University

Caltech, established in 1891, is a prestigious institution known worldwide for its focus on science and engineering. It brings together brilliant minds and cutting-edge resources to tackle fundamental scientific inquiries and urgent societal issues. Caltech places a strong emphasis on excellence and ambition. The remarkable achievements of its faculty and alumni have garnered both national and international acclaim, including 38 Nobel Prizes and nearly 60 National Medals of Science. Additionally, Caltech manages the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) on behalf of NASA.

Within Caltech's Division of Engineering and Applied Science, there exists CTME (Caltech Technology and Management Education). CTME plays a distinctive role in leveraging the expertise of scientists and engineers to address the challenges faced by modern technology-driven businesses. CTME applies executive education and professional development directly to real-world problems, offering instruction from knowledgeable professionals who provide valuable tools and perspectives to enhance careers and support companies in achieving their objectives.

Course Structure

Simplilearn's Post Graduate Program in Data Science provides practical training to help you become an expert in the field. Developed by industry experts, this program offers a comprehensive understanding of data science and equips you with skills to apply it in real-world scenarios. The program covers the fundamentals of data science, including statistical analysis, data visualization and machine learning. You'll also gain expertise in programming languages such as Python, R and SQL. Throughout the program, you'll develop the skills necessary to become a data scientist, including data analysis, data modeling and machine learning. You'll use tools such as Jupyter Notebook, Pandas, NumPy, Scikit-Learn and TensorFlow to analyse and visualise data and build predictive models. Additionally, you'll apply statistical concepts and techniques to solve real-world problems.

The program includes live virtual classrooms, multiple hands-on projects and labs and a final capstone project to put your newfound knowledge into practice. You'll also have exclusive access to masterclasses under Caltech and an online convocation by the Caltech CTME Program Director upon completion. Graduates receive a Caltech CTME program completion certificate. The program is delivered in regular one-week periods in a cohort-based learning structure, allowing students to complete the training in their chosen schedule and practice the skills they have learned from start to finish. Each course provides the technical training required to pursue industry-recognized certifications in data science, including the SAS Certified Data Scientist, IBM Data Science Professional Certificate and Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Scientist Associate. Upon completion of the program, you'll be equipped with the skills and knowledge to succeed as a data scientist and embark on a career in this exciting field.

  • Induction Class for Caltech Post Graduate Program in Data Scinece

    Welcome to this PG in Data Science, which will assist you with mastering the field of data science, developed and presented in collaboration with IBM and Caltech CTME.

  • Course 1 - Statistics Essential For Data Science

    The first course of this Post Graduate Program in Data Science covers Statistics Essentials for Data Science, which introduces the fundamental concepts of statistics and related terminologies. It includes the measures of central tendency and dispersion, correlation, regression, distribution and skewness. By completing this course, you will gain the ability to make predictions based on data using statistical inference.

  • Course 2 - Python for Data Science

    This course titled will introduce you to the Python language and its libraries. Through this course, you will learn how to write scripts using a Jupyter-based lab environment, which will help you to kickstart your learning in the field of Data Science.

  • Course 3 - Applied Data Science with Python

    This course is focused on Applied Data Science with Python, where you'll be provided with a comprehensive overview of various Data Analytics tools and techniques offered by Python. It is a fundamental skill that is necessary for a range of Data Science roles and learning Python can be the key to unlock your potential as a Data Scientist.

  • Course 4 - Machine Learning

    This course is designed to help you become proficient in Machine Learning. Machine Learning is a type of Artificial Intelligence that automates data analysis, allowing computers to learn and adjust to specific tasks through experience without explicit programming. You will develop expertise in Machine Learning principles and methods and gain hands-on experience building models and algorithms that will equip you with advanced knowledge in this area.

  • Course 5 - Tableau

    In this PG in Data Science, you will receive training in Tableau Desktop 10, a powerful platform that offers a range of skills. The course will teach you how to build visualizations, organise data and design dashboards, among other things.

  • Course 6 - Capstone Project

    At the end of the PG in Data Science, you will undertake a comprehensive and practical industry-oriented capstone project that will allow you to apply all the knowledge and skills acquired in the previous courses to create an impressive portfolio of your work.

Completion Certificate

You will gain individual certificates after completing each course

Optional electives

This Post Graduate Program in Data Science offers optional electives that you can take to expand your knowledge and further enhance your skills. While not required, these additional courses are available for those interested in furthering their studies.
  • Optional Elective 1 - Business Analytics with Excel
  • Optional Elective 2 - SQL Training
  • Optional Elective 3 - R Programming for Data Science
  • Optional Elective 4 - Power BI
  • Optional Elective 5 - Deep Learning with TensorFlow by IBM
  • Optional Elective 6 - Post Graduate Program in Data Science Academic Masterclass by Caltech
  • Optional Elective 7 - Post Graduate Program in Data Science Industry Masterclass by IBM

Tools covered

Who is this course for?

Individuals looking to undertake this Post Graduate Program in Data Science must:
  • hold a bachelor's degree in any discipline with an average mark of 50% or higher
  • a foundational understanding of basic programming principles and mathematics is required
This rigorous Post Graduate Program in Data Science is aimed at current professionals seeking to enhance their expertise in the data science field. The program welcomes applications from both technical and non-technical backgrounds. Prior work experience is not required.

Individuals best suited to this course could include:
  • Working professionals with at least two years of experience are recommended for postgraduate data science programs.
  • Data Analysts
  • IT Professionals
  • Software Developers
  • Business Analysts
  • Machine Learning Engineers
  • Data Scientists

Payment Options

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Upfront Price: $4,300 $4,000 incl. GST

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RRP $5297

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Course projects

This Post Graduate Program in Data Science comprises of projects that enhance the practical skills required to navigate real-world industry scenarios. Each project targets a unique software challenge in data science, helping you leverage what you've learned throughout the course.  

Below are details of the projects you'll be working on:
Mobility as a Service
Assist the transportation company in enhancing the precision of its fare prediction model by identifying the most suitable data and AI technologies for building its advanced model.
Automobile Manufacturing
The objective of this project is to assist a top automobile manufacturer in minimising the time spent on the test bench, which will reduce the time-to-market for their vehicles. To achieve this goal, you will develop and optimize an ML algorithm.
Assist a prominent ecommerce company in enhancing its recommendation engine to boost its revenue per customer. The recommendation system currently utilises customer activity and other shoppers' buying patterns to offer product suggestions.
Develop a precise sales forecast for a chain of retail stores by taking into account the influence of promotional markdown events. Evaluate the influence of macroeconomic factors such as CPI and unemployment rate on sales.

Career outcomes

Machine Learning Engineer
Machine learning engineers design and create the algorithms used to make business predictions and test machine learning systems used for a variety of business purposes.
$114k AUD
Information Technology
AI Engineer
An artificial intelligence engineer uses innovative technology to developing intelligent algorithms capable of learning, analysing, predict future events and reasoning similar to the human brain to achieve business goals.
$105k AUD
Information Technology
Data Scientist
Data scientists examine which questions need answering and where to find the related data. They source, manage, analyse, clean, present and visualise large amounts of unstructured data to make business decisions. 
$125k AUD
Information Technology

Post Graduate Program in Data Science course advisor

Rick Hefner, Caltech CTME, Program Director
Rick Hefner, Caltech CTME, Program Director
Dr. Rick Hefner serves as the Program Director for Caltech’s CTME, where he develops customised training programs for technology-driven organisations. He has over 40 years of experience in systems development and has served in academic, industrial, and research positions.

*Please note: your course advisor may be subject to change

Show off your achievements

Earn your Post Graduate Program in Data Science Certification

Digital certificates are the new way for Upskilled and Simplilearn graduates to offer proof of their hard earned knowledge or skill set.

You will receive individual certificates after each short course. Additionally, upon completion of the entire bootcamp, you will earn a certificate demonstrating your competence and actionable expertise as a data science professional.

Differentiate Yourself 

Set yourself apart from the competition with the Post Graduate Program in Data Science.
This is your ticket to get your foot through the door and proof that you have actionable data science knowledge and skills making you job ready.

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You worked for it, you earned it! Share your achievement loud and proud! Talk about your Post Graduate Program in Data Science on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook. Add it to your CV to stand out and showcase to your employers.


What is the difference between an Online Bootcamp Program, a Short Course and a Postgraduate Program?

An Online Bootcamp Program is an intensive and accelerated learning program made up of a collection of self-paced eLearning components and live online classes that students are required to attend.
The Online Bootcamp program curriculum contain a combination of specifically chosen courses and career-critical skills that are aligned to a job role.

A Post Graduate Program is quite similar to an Online Bootcamp Program but do not involve self-paced online learning. The Post Graduate Program course structures are cohort based. This means students are required to complete training in their specific chosen schedule enabling students to focus and practice skills they have learned in class from start to finish.

A Short Course on the other hand are shorter courses that is designed to target developing a specific skill set or topic. They generally are much quicker to complete than Bootcamp Programs.


What is Data Science?

Data Science is a multidisciplinary field that involves extracting insights and knowledge from data using various techniques, tools and methodologies. It combines elements of mathematics, statistics, computer science, and domain expertise to analyse and interpret large volumes of data to uncover patterns, trends and valuable insights.

In the modern digital era, vast amounts of data are generated every day from various sources such as social media, sensors, online transactions, and more. Data Scientists are trained professionals who possess the skills and expertise to collect, clean, process and analyse these massive datasets to extract meaningful information and solve complex problems.

Those interested in exploring both the fundamentals and advanced skills of data science can acquire the expertise they need through the Post Graduate Program in Data Science.


Is Data Science a profitable career field?

Data Science is indeed a highly lucrative career field with excellent growth prospects. The demand for skilled Data Scientists continues to surge as organisations recognise the immense value of data-driven decision-making. As businesses strive to extract insights from vast amounts of data, the need for professionals who can analyse and interpret this information is on the rise.

In Australia, the demand for Data Science professionals is particularly strong. The shortage of qualified candidates in the field has led to competitive salaries and attractive job opportunities. According to industry reports, the average annual salary for Data Scientists in Australia ranges from AUD 100,000 to AUD 150,000, depending on experience and expertise.


How quickly can I get certified through Data Science courses online?

With a consistent learning schedule and constant study hours, you can get through the course in about 12 months.


What are the requirements needed to qualify for this Post Graduate Program in Data Science?

Professionals wishing to qualify in this Data Science online course should have:
  • A bachelor's degree with a 50% or above grade point average.
Prior work experience can help you throughout your learning journey, though is not mandatory. Applicants from either programming or non-programming backgrounds are both welcome.


Does a career in Data Science require coding experience?

While it is true that some basic coding skills are necessary for data science, the level of coding experience required can vary depending on the specific job and the organization. In many cases, data scientists are expected to have a solid understanding of programming concepts and be proficient in at least one programming language such as Python or R.

Additionally, while it may be possible to enter the field of data science with minimal coding experience, having a strong foundation in programming can significantly enhance your capabilities and open up more opportunities in the field. Continuous learning and improvement of coding skills are highly recommended for aspiring data scientists to stay competitive and adapt to the evolving demands of the industry.


How is a program in Data Science relevant today?

A program in Data Science is highly relevant in today's digital age due to the increasing demand for skilled professionals who can extract insights and value from large and complex datasets. Organisations across various industries recognise the importance of data-driven decision making, creating a high demand for data scientists. Data Science offers diverse career opportunities, allowing professionals to solve complex problems, drive innovation and foster growth. By analysing data and applying statistical and machine learning techniques, data scientists can provide actionable insights that drive strategic decision making. Technological advancements, such as big data platforms and machine learning algorithms, further expand the possibilities in Data Science. Undertaking a program in Data Science equips individuals with the necessary skills to enter a field that is in high demand and has a significant impact on business success in today's data-driven world.


Will I earn a certificate?

Yes, upon completing the course program and projects, you will gain a certificate of completion.

You'll additionally receive a Caltech CTME Post Graduate in Data Science Certificate and a Caltech CTME Bonafide Certificate, further verifying your expertise for the job market.


How do I enrol in the Post Graduate Program in Data Science?

To enrol in this Post Graduate Program in Data Science, you'll need to first submit an enquiry form via our website. You'll need to provide the following details:
  • Your Name
  • Best Phone Number
  • Email Address
Once you've submitted your online form, one of our education consultants will be in touch within 48 hours.

During the consultation, you'll be able to ask questions regarding payment options, learning content and what career outcomes you can pursue if you complete your studies.


What kind of jobs can I pursue upon completing the course?

Upon completing the post graduate diploma in Data Science, you can pursue roles such as Data Scientist, Data Analyst and Machine Learning Engineer. These roles involve analyzing and interpreting data, developing predictive models and applying machine learning algorithms to extract insights and drive decision-making in various industries.


What payment options are available?

Enrol immediately and pay full price upfront at $4,500 or pay in split payments.

Find out more about other flexible payment plans and get in touch with one of our Education Consultants today.


How do I become a Data Science professional?

Developing skills in data science has never been more accessible than through the option of online training - such as this Post Graduate Program in Data Science delivered by Simplilearn.

Designed in collaboration with Caltech CTME,you'll learn the foundations of data science, including statistical analysis and machine learning, as well as advanced technical concepts such as data visualisation and big data processing. By completing this program, you'll be well-prepared to pursue diverse opportunities in the data science job market.

Graduates of this program will acquire a joint Simplilearn-Caltech CTME Post Graduate Data Science and a Caltech CTME Bonafide Certificate, helping certify their newfound expertise. The program also provides hands-on experience with popular tools and technologies used in the industry, such as Python, R and SQL, enabling graduates to work with large datasets and extract valuable insights.


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