Data Analytics, Postgraduate Certificate

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The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Data Analytics (PBCDA) is offered by Athabasca University's Faculty of Science and Technology. This certificate program is intended to provide professional development for those already working in the Information Technology field. It focuses on the data analytics teams as well as on the technical skills and tools required to analyze data.


The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Data Analytics (PBCDA) is offered by Athabasca University's Faculty of Science and Technology. The Data Analytics program at Athabasca University is designed to attract individuals looking for a highly relevant and immediately applicable, short-term learning project. It is a comparatively low-cost and low-risk alternative for individuals who have been away from formal learning for some time, or who may lack confidence in their ability to succeed in graduate-level studies. The program also provides opportunity to ladder directly to the Master of Science with Specialization in Information systems (MSc IS) program.

Programme Structure


Students will access all course tools and technologies online. In addition, students are expected to use web-based communications for the following purposes:

  • For instructor and student-to-student interactions in computer conferences
  • For email, both within and outside of the course structure
  • For file transfer or file attachment of assignments and feedback between instructor and students and between students on joint projects
  • For accessing electronic databases (for example, Athabasca University’s Library)
  • For using Athabasca University’s Landing (a social network platform for students, instructors and staff)

Curriculum Content

  • Object Structure and Programming
  • Data Mining
  • Introduction to Learning and Knowledge Analytics

And one of:

  • Enterprise Information Management
  • Artificial Intelligence: Principles and Techniques
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Business Intelligence
For more information, please visit the program’s website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    12 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Applicants for admission to the program must:

  • Hold a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in computer science, information systems, or a related area, or
  • Hold a minimum of a baccalaureate degree and have significant professional-level experience with information and communication technologies, or
  • Hold the Canada’s Association of I.T. Professionals Information Systems Professional (CIPS ISP) designation or equivalent.

If the potential applicant does not have a degree, but believes his or her education and experience is equivalent to an undergraduate degree, then it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide adequate documentation to support their request as part of the application process.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

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    1710 CAD/module
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    1510 CAD/module
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