The Undergraduate Certificate in Data Engineering provides you with the essential fundamental knowledge and technical skills for the design, implementation and management of ‘big data’, data systems and their infrastructure. There is a growing demand for professionals with the experience and qualifications to build IT solutions and manage big data. At TAFE NSW we have strong industry partnership arrangements such as with Cisco, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and Network Development Group. Additionally, the course can be completed in a single semester.
3 years full time or 6 years part time.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Extract, transform and load data from a variety of data sources
Prepare data sets for analysis and reporting
Design, build and manage databases
Develop and implement Structured Query Language (SQL) to extract relevant data
Apply machine learning tools and techniques to resolve organisational data problems and issues
Use statistical software for analysing and visualising real-life data and making conclusions
Develop specialist skills to gain an advantage in the job market
Graduate with an Undergraduate Certificate in Data Engineering
The skills and knowledge to gain employment as a junior data engineer in a fast-growing and dynamic industry
The knowledge and technical skills for the design, implementation, and management of ‘big data’, data systems and their infrastructure
An extensive range of established industry contacts and a strong network of peers
Recognition of prior learning for the Bachelor of Information Technology (Data Engineering). The 4 subjects studied in the undergraduate certificate will be recognised and credited towards the bachelor's qualification, with a fee deduction.
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
A NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) or its equivalent or
A Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation or its equivalent or
A completed certificate IV or higher vocational qualification
Completion of at least one year of full-time study or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution
Have General Mathematics knowledge to HSC level or equivalent before entering the course, or you may be required to undertake a bridging program or preparatory course
Attend an interview if requested. This additional information will be assessed to determine your suitability for entry. Where there are more applicants than study places available, this information will be used to rank your application
Your certificates, transcripts and other entry requirement evidence must be certified through a Justice of the Peace or other authorising officer
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Some experience in and knowledge of information technology
A strong interest in information technology and data engineering
Computer and digital literacy
Some familiarity with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Access to a computer with an internet connection
You do not require an ATAR score for entry into this course.
If you are unable to meet the entry requirements, you may be eligible for special admission.
Please continue with your application and you will be guided to identify as mature aged (at least 21 years old in your first year of study) or disadvantaged (disability, serious or chronic illness, interrupted education, lack of support for study, serious personal problems and/or serious family responsibilities). Please contact us to find out more.
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: IT roles where data management is a key focus, depending on qualifications and experience.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Alternative pathways into this course
The Undergraduate Certificate in Data Engineering does not have any pre-requisite courses.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
Strengthen your expertise and expand your employability
The Undergraduate Certificate in Data Engineering does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning (https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/recognition-credit-transfers) or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Completion of this course requires you to successfully complete 4 subjects (40 credit points) made up of 4 core subjects.
Note: Some courses offer the opportunity to choose subjects from the complete suite of Higher Education electives that are delivered by TAFE NSW. Once you’ve enrolled, contact your Course Coordinator to discuss tailoring your course to align with your interests and goals.
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