Graduates can pursue job opportunities as a(n):
- business analyst
- data analytics analyst
- data analytics specialist
- data and reporting analyst
- data steward
- business intelligence analyst
Related careers include:
Admission and Selection
Applications are accepted until the program start date but are subject to change.
- Winter 2022 start: applications are open March 31, 2021.
- Spring 2022 start: applications opened on June 14, 2022.
- Fall 2022 start: applications open on Oct. 6, 2021.
Applicants must meet one of the following (or equivalent), as well as the English Proficiency requirement*:
- Post-secondary degree or diploma from a recognized university, institute or college.
- A combination of education and experience will be considered, upon approval from the Academic Chair.
* All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.
The ideal candidate for the Data Analytics post-diploma certificate has a previous post-secondary diploma or degree. Education in business, economics, finance, etc. would be ideal.
You have a strong math background and foundational education in statistics. You have worked with data and are intrigued by the power of data and how it can be analyzed to support good business decision-making.
Previous experience working with databases is an asset.
The courses listed are not shown in instructional order. Due to the nature of the fast-track programs some course may be modified or replaced.
Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue
|Course code||Course name||Credit|
|DATA 401||Data Literacy||3.0|
|DATA 410||Business Context for Data Analytics||3.0|
|DATA 415||Statistical Analysis of Data||3.0|
|DATA 420||Predictive Analytics||3.0|
|DATA 445||Business Analytics with Excel||3.0|
|DATA 460||Business Intelligence Reporting||3.0|
|DATA 475||Advanced Concepts in Data Analytics||3.0|
|PROJ 406||Data Analytics Capstone Project||3.0|
|Total Program Credits||24.0|
The following costs are based on a single 1.5 or 3.0 credit course. Additional fees including health and dental are assessed based on the course delivery and the number of courses taken at a time.
2021/22 Domestic cost per course
|Course Credits||Course cost|
2021/22 International cost per course
|Course Credits||Course cost|
The following fees are based on a two-semester full course load structure. Fees for part-time programs will be assessed based on the number of courses taken within a semester.
Campus athletic and recreation Fee: $183.20
Universal transit pass (UPass): N/A
Student support fee: $150
Student technology fee: $150
SAIT Students' Association (SAITSA) fee: $287.77
Books and supplies*
- Books and supplies are approximately $1,000 - $1,500 per full-time year.
- For an estimate of the costs associated with purchasing a device that meets the hardware and software requirements, see our computers and laptops page.
Find out about tuition and financial aid.
* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change
Next steps for incoming students
Have you been accepted to this program? Here's what you'll need for your first day of classes.
Your program orientation date will be announced shortly. Please check back for the date, location and time.
Learn more about campus orientation.
How to register for classes
You'll follow an open registration process to enrol in your classes. Learn how to register on our registration and schedules page.
Computers and laptops
This is a bring your own device program with a power-user hardware and software requirement. See the specific requirements on our computers and laptops page.
To support your success, you’ll be automatically registered in two short courses to prepare you for the academic year:
PERS 050: Student Rights and Responsibilities
This course is designed to introduce you to student rights and responsibilities at SAIT. You will learn about SAIT's rich and diverse community, become familiar with guidelines and procedures that create a safe, respectful learning experience for you, and gain practical tips for how you can engage in the SAIT community in a positive and responsible way. PRES-050 must be completed within 30 days from the start of the semester.
PREP 100: The SAIT Experience
Get tips and insider information on time management, exam preparation, effective notetaking and more through this free, online short course for new students. Plus, learn about discussion boards, online communication and submitting assignments online. Course completion is recommended by the end of your first semester.
Part-time students may register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find your booklist on the SAIT Bookstore's website. The booklist will be available closer to the program start date.
Can’t find your program or course? The bookstore didn't receive a textbook list. Contact your program directly to determine if they’re still refining course details or if you're in luck, no textbook purchase required this term.
Erin Gates, Academic Chair
Next steps for all students
Here's what else you'll need to do to get ready!
Important dates and deadlines
Find important dates applicable to all students, including your transcript and tuition payment deadlines on our Important Dates page.
Review the student guidelines to learn about the School of Information and Communications Technologies' expectations before you start your studies.