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Data Analytics

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Length: 1 Year Credential: Post-Diploma Certificate Delivery: Part Time Classroom or Online

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Overview

Gain the skills and knowledge to take your career to the next level with data analytics. Become a valued member of any business by using data to align the business decision-making process with storytelling and insight.

The Data Analytics post-diploma program will focus on predictive analytics, which uses statistical models and forecasting to understand possible future scenarios, as well as prescriptive analytics, which uses optimization and simulation to produce recommendations on possible outcomes.

Courses in the program address the methods used to organize and analyze structured and unstructured (big data) sets to facilitate informed decision making.

Graduates will develop the knowledge, skills and aptitude to apply fundamental principles of data analytics. Learners will align data with business decision-making processes, creating accurate and meaningful storytelling with actionable insights.

Is this the right fit for me?

This is an intensive program requiring a commitment of both time and energy. Students who experience success are those who make their education a priority throughout the program.

We find there is a direct correlation between the time and energy invested to the amount of success achieved.

Learners with strong time-management and discipline have a greater propensity to succeed. Remaining focused and diligent with coursework is important for success in completing the program.

Credentials

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will receive a SAIT Data Analytics post-diploma certificate.

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Career opportunities

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:

  • statistician
  • webmaster

Tuition and fees per year*

Year 1: $14,062  
Year 1 (International): $17,132

*Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change

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Tuition and financial aid

Requirements

You will be offered admission to this program through direct entry if you meet the admission requirements and space is available.

Admission requirements

When can you apply?

  • Applications for winter 2021 open March 30, 2020, until the program start date.
  • Applications for spring and fall 2021 open Oct. 7, 2020, until the program start date.
Term Program start
Winter 2021 Jan. 11, 2021
Spring 2021 May 10, 2021
Fall 2021 Sept. 7, 2021

How to apply

Doubling down on data

It’s no coincidence that some of the world’s largest companies have one thing in common: an abundance of data. Their ability to process, interpret and apply it to the world of artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) has catapulted big tech companies like Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google to market dominance.

Admission requirements

Admission and Selection

  • Spring and fall 2021 start: applications are open Oct. 7, 2020, until the program start date but are subject to change.

Admission Requirements 

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.

Ideal candidate

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.

Courses

Program outline

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

Costs

Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $ 12,840 $682 $288 $252 $ 14,062

International Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $15,819 $682 $288 $344 $17,132

*Fees and tuition are based on a two-semester full course load structure. There may be additional fees for practicums and terms held outside this time frame.

SAIT Fees

Campus athletic and recreation Fee: $171.20
Universal transit pass (UPass): $310 - Check eligibility here.
Student support fee: $100
Student technology fee: $100

Health and Dental Fees

Domestic Students 

  • Health Plan: $122
  • Dental Plan: $130
  • For students with existing health and/or dental plans, please refer to the Saitsa website for information on opting out.

International Students 

  • Health and Dental Plan: $344
  • For more information on Health and Dental Benefits for International students please contact the International Centre.

Books and supplies*

  • Books and supplies are approximately $1,000 - $1,500 per full-time year.

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.

Winter 2021

Orientation

Orientation details for new students will be provided closer to the program start date. Watch your inbox!

Delivery 

All classes in this program will be delivered online for the Winter 2021 term due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines.

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

Preparation courses

To support your success, SAIT offers some short courses before classes start, including PREP 100: The SAIT Experience and ETHI 110: SAIT Ethical Practices. 

Required textbooks

The Winter 2021 booklist will be available in late November. 

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.

Student Guidelines

Review the student guidelines to learn about the School of Information and Communications Technologies' expectations before you start your studies. 

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Contact 

Email:  ICT.techstudents@sait.ca

Academic chair

"Thank you for choosing the SAIT School of Information and Communications Technologies! As your academic chair for the Data Analytics program, it’s my pleasure to welcome the newest members of our innovative learning community on behalf of the entire program. We look forward to seeing the impact you’ll make and to supporting your academic journey."

Erin Gates

Academic Chair

erin.gates@sait.ca

Next steps for students that began in Fall 2020

Orientation

To find the time and platform, visit our orientation page.

Delivery 

All classes in this program will be delivered online for the Fall 2020 term due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines.

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.  

Preparation courses

To support your success, SAIT offers some short courses before classes start, including PREP 100: The SAIT Experience and ETHI 110: SAIT Ethical Practices. 

Required textbooks

The Fall 2020 booklist will be available about two weeks before classes start. We recommend you wait to buy your books until your first few days of classes and speak with your instructors.

Next steps for all students

Here's what else you'll need to do to get ready!

Next steps for accepted students

Important dates and deadlines

Find important dates applicable to all students, including your transcript and tuition payment deadlines on our Important Dates page.

Important Dates

Have questions about this program?

Contact us at

School of Information and Communications Technologies
403.284.8543
ict.info@sait.ca

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