Diploma in Data Science Programming

Terabytes are so yesterday. Today, we're talking petabytes and exabytes. That is Big Data and it's invaluable to companies everywhere. The problem is, there aren't enough people who know how to mine that data. That’s where you come in!

Whether you're into technology, a budding entrepreneur or a student buried in data, this five-course program is tailor-made for you.


To succeed in this highly dynamic field, you will be required to do 5-10 hours of work per week outside of class time. Those with little to no prior knowledge will require more time to gain familiarity with the concepts. Note that this is an online, synchronous program.

To register, you must scroll down to Program courses, and select individually the course(s) you wish to enroll in. 

Your take-away

This diploma is a great way to help you:

  • Understand the core infrastructure concepts to deploy Big Data applications at scale
  • Acquire practical expertise with those concepts using state-of-the-art cloud systems
  • Deploy analytics solutions on cloud systems

Program courses

To get this diploma, students must complete the 4 core courses listed below. 

Students must also choose one of the following electives:

Create your program path

If you want to complete this program as efficiently as possible, or if you are looking to build a schedule that best suits your needs, please contact us at cce@concordia.ca; we will be happy to have a discussion with you. For course descriptions, schedules and registration click on the above course links.

Our approach

In this program, you'll gain real-world knowledge, experience, and insights through lectures from experienced pros who'll show you the ropes. Learn through hands-on projects that will focus on the acquisition of practical, real-world skills and not just theory. You'll be taught by industry pros using the latest technologies and software. You can't get skills like this on YouTube.

Who benefits most?

  • Individuals who want to improve the performance of their organization by better harnessing Big Data.
  • Professionals who want to leverage data for better decision-making.
  • Entrepreneurs with projects that could benefit from data analytics.
  • Students in fields like geography, biology, psychology, humanities, or any other field with big data.
  • IT professionals who want to transition to Big Data from more traditional sectors.

CCE General inquiries

Phone: 514-848-3600
Fax: 514-848-2806
Email: cce@concordia.ca

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Mailing address

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