Course structure

Course structure

To gain the Professional Certificate in Applied Analytics, you must complete 25 points comprised of two core subjects.

Core subjects
Critical Thinking With Analytics 12.5

Critical Thinking With Analytics

Introduction to the principles and practice of dealing with data, including measurement scales, data organisation, summaries, study design and inference. Students will learn how to think critically about the use of data in the public and private sectors and appraise how results and analyses are presented by outlets such as the media. Emphasis will focus on interpretation and understanding of the appropriate use of data rather than the technical details of performing the analysis.

Detailed Information MAST90130
Type Compulsory
Analytics and society 12.5

Analytics and Society

This subject will broaden students’ understanding of the variety of ways analytics is being used in society and the range of challenges that are associated with its use. It will also introduce students to how analytics may be used to support and drive social and organisational change. Students will also examine the role that analytics plays in organisations and society, as a tool for evidence-based decision making and the evaluation of policies and their impact. Students will examine professional codes of conduct for the use of analytics, in regard to ethical issues and ways to achieve an appropriate balance between privacy and utility.

Detailed Information MGMT90248
Type Compulsory


The estimated hours required for each subject is between 15-19 hours per week, but this varies for each student and depends on your task management and planning, familiarity with the material, reading style and speed.

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