Certificate in Cloud Data Analytics

Offered by:  Faculty of Computer Science

Coordinator: Dr. Raghav Sampangi, Director MACS, raghav@cs.dal.ca


The Certificate in Cloud Data Analytics defines a pathway in which students develop core skills in cloud computing, data mining and analytics. It prepares a student to design, develop, deploy, and manage large-scale data analytics applications on cloud platforms.

Students who complete the certificate will be prepared to:

1) Design cost effective cloud-based solutions for organizing, securing, and scaling client applications.
2) Evaluate the necessary infrastructure aspects of data science in applications.
3) Develop applications to do large-scale data wrangling and analytics in key application areas such as finance and ocean science.

Admission Requirements / Eligibility:

Students must be registered in the MACS program to be eligible for this certificate.

Certificate Requirements:

Core course requirements (6 credit hours):

CSCI 5409.03

CSCI 5410.03

Electives (Pick 6 credit hours from the following courses):

CSCI 6408.03

CSCI 6505.03

CSCI 6515.03

CSCI 6612.03

Application of Credit Hours Towards Other Degree Requirements:

Courses completed as part of this certificate may be double-counted towards the requirements of the MACS degree, subject to approval by the student’s supervisor and graduate coordinator in their primary degree program. Courses not approved to count towards the primary degree requirements will result in additional tuition fees on a per-course fee basis.