Computational Data Analytics Certificate of Graduate Study

About the Program

The Certificate of Graduate Study (COGS) in Computational Data Analytics is intended for tech savvy industry managers who need to take advantage of big data opportunities. As a result of this program, students will be able to apply data analytics in any area of specialization. Students will be prepared to use algorithms, statistics, and technology to extract business intelligence from massive amounts of data, to manage streamed data or data stored in massive data warehouses and to visually analyze and present information.


Program Code: COG -COMPDATA / Major Code: G136

  • Total semester hours (s.h.) required for program completion: 12
  • Thesis requirement: None

Coursework (Program Semester Hours: 12)
The courses listed here are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the CGCE section tally.

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
Required Courses: 9 s.h.
DA 02510 Visual Analytics 3
DA 02515 Data Warehousing 3
DA 02505 Data Mining I 3
Restricted Elective: 3 s.h.
DA 02525 Applied Multivariate Data Analysis 3
DA 02605 Data Mining II 3
CS 07522 Advanced Software Engineering 3
CS 07570 Information Visualization 3
CS 07556 Machine Learning 3
ECE 09555 Advanced Topics in Pattern Recognition 3
MATH 03514 Decision Analysis 3

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for this program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the CGCE Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • CGCE Graduate Application Form (Download the PDF or click here to apply online)
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional sources
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • CGCE Foundation Course Completion Form (pdf)
    • A sufficient computing and mathematics background, evidenced by courses in Calculus I & II, Statistics, Linear Algebra, Object-Oriented Programming, and Data Structures & Algorithms.

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

Below is a list of anticipated start dates. The start dates indicated are based on the university calendar or the CGCE schedule. Your actual first day of class will depend on the course sequence which will be provided by a CGCE Enrollment Advisor once you have matriculated in the program.

Entry Term & Module Start Date(s) Application Deadline(s)
Spring 2015 01/20/2015 11/01/2014
Summer 2015 05/26/2015 04/01/2015
Fall 2015 09/01/2015 08/01/2015

Tuition & Costs

$648 tuition + $144.90 in fees = $792.90 per semester hour
(this rate applies to academic year 2014/2015 and is subject to change)

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