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UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY, CALGARY, ALBERTA - PROGRAMS

Calgary, AlbertaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1966Established Year
  30000Enrollment

Certificate (Data Science and Analytics)

 8 months
 full time
  English
 on campus
 Course Based

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary

$ 12,240 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • University of Calgary offers a Certificate in Data Science with a duration of 8 months.
  • This program is offered on a full-time basis and delivered on-campus.
  • The program is course-based.
  • The Certificate in Fundamental Data Science and Analytics introduces students to the tools, techniques, and mindsets necessary to succeed in careers of the future and today’s data-driven world. Designed for working professionals, the curriculum emphasizes collaboration and team building to solve data-driven challenges.
  • Students will learn data-collection and examination techniques, data visualization, statistical and computational analytics, and presentation skills.
  • Students will build skills that are transferrable across sectors such as business, retail, e-commerce, advertising, and healthcare.
  • Students will take courses on
    • data and visualization
    • statistical data analysis
    • statistical modelling with data,
    • big data management.
  • The University of Calgary ranked in 6th place in Canada by Research Infosource in 2018.
  • The University offers small class sizes that provide close research interaction with their supervision.
  • The Faculty of the department have received global recognition by winning awards like federal awards, Provincial awards, Indigenous awards, etc.
  • The average salary goes up to 128,750. USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Certificate
Duration8 months
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Feb 01)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
Offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary
Program Urlhttps://www.ucalgary.ca/future-students/graduate/explore-programs/data-science-analytics-certific...

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Candidate must present a minimum 65 percent in English or equivalent.
  • Candidate must present a minimum 2.00 GPA in a transferrable post-secondary English course.
  • Students should achieve a minimum of 3.00 cumulative GPA.
  • Students must be qualified in IELTS or TOEFL to get admission in this program.

Indian Student Eligibility:

  • The student has graduated from senior secondary school or equivalent.
  • Minimum 4 major subjects in 12th Grade, including English, with an average of 70% and no course less than 65%.


Required Document List

Following are the required Documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work and/or volunteer experience.
  • Transcript: A PDF copy of all post-secondary transcripts within the application or in Carleton Central.
  • Two Letter of Reference: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Statement of Intent: Explain the reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Writing Sample: Students applying for a job, internship, may be asked to provide a writing sample that allows an employer or graduate program to judge student ability to convey a written message.
  • Study proposal: Document proposing a research project, generally in the sciences or academia, and generally constitutes a request for sponsorship of that research.
  • Statement of Purpose: An essay stating the purpose of applying to a particular course at a particular university.
  • Statement of research interests: Student has to fill their interesting research work area in the application form.


Application Deadline

Fall
Feb 01

Winter
Jun 01


Scores Required

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

86 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

59 / 90

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 16,480

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020

VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • The students need a study visa to study at designated learning institutions (DLI) in Canada.
  • A Study Visa is issued to students by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and authorizes an individual to study at a designated learning institution in Canada for the duration of the program of study.
  • The Visa is usually valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • Students may also need a visitor visa or an electronic travel authorization (eTA).
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Letter of Acceptance from the University of Calgary 
    • Proof of Financial Support
    • Passport
    • Photograph

Work Study

Students with a valid Study Visa, enrolled full time are eligible to work on-campus and off-campus.

On-Campus: Students registered as full-time and have a valid Study Visa, may work on-campus 

  • There is no legal restriction on the number of hours to work on-campus, so long as the student remains a full-time student can work on-campus. 
  • Students may also work more than one job. 

Off-Campus: Students are enrolled full-time, have a valid study permit, and are in a program that leads to a UCalgary degree that takes longer than 6 months to complete, they may be eligible to work off-campus.

  • The graduate students can work 20 hours per week off-campus during regular academic sessions of Fall and Winter terms.
  • The undergraduate students can work 20 hours per week off-campus full-time during scheduled breaks. 

Work Permit: A work permit that allows international students to work full-time while still being enrolled full-time. Students may only use this work permit to work full-time during their co-op/practicum terms in a work. 


Career and Placement after Course

Following are the career opportunities after this program:

  • Technology sector
  • Business start-ups
  • Computer Science Research
  • Business Analysis,
  • Human Resources
  • Healthcare
  • Marketing


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