Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Applied Data Science
The amount of data in our world has grown exponentially, and so has the demand for professionals who can make sense of it all. Data scientists extract data to create visualizations, forecasts, or manipulations.
The Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Applied Data Science program is designed to help meet the rising demand for data scientists and analysts, and provide specialized training in the area. This program directly addresses the provincial and national shortage of skilled labour in the field of Applied Data Science.
This program is open to domestic and international students who already have an undergraduate degree. Students can upgrade their education and develop the skill sets necessary to build a career in either the private or public sectors.
Data science (systems), machine learning, and artificial intelligence are very lucrative robust industries globally and locally. Careers are permeating down to startups and to local companies that require expertise in these areas. Graduates will have the necessary skills to compete for desirable roles as data scientists, data architect designers, strategic analysis managers, and data analysts in software development, business intelligence, medical/health research, and data management.
- Acceptable three-year or four-year undergraduate degree in any discipline with a minimum B average (GPA of 3.00 on a scale of 4.33 or local equivalent) in the last 60 credits.
- Official academic transcript(s) from all prior post-secondary institutions attended — sent directly to Thompson Rivers University from the institution.
- Applicants who did not complete their undergraduate degree at an English language university in a country where English is the primary language should have:
- A minimum TOEFL score of 587 with a TWE of 5.0 or higher (paper-based test), or a minimum score of 94 with no section below 20 (1ST), or
- A minimum IEL TS score of at least 7.0 — students with IELTS 6.5 (with no band below 6.0) may be considered and if admitted, must complete ENGL 1100 and CMNS 1290 in the first semester of enrollment, or
- Completion of TRU ENGL 1100 and CMNS 1290 with a minimum grade B
If you don't meet the requirements
High school graduates can apply and be admitted to this program while upgrading at TRU.
Mature students without a high school diploma (or equivalent) can work towards completing their BC High School Graduation Diploma while in this program through TRU courses.
Students who do not qualify for mature student status can apply for the TRU University Preparation program to complete their BC High School Graduation Diploma.