Business and Leadership
Continuing & Professional Education

Course Series
in Data Science

Start exploring connected careers. People in these types of occupational fields may benefit from this program:

Database Analyst and Data Administrator
114 positions open annually
employment snapshot

All 3 courses are part-time and also open to current practitioners
Program enrolment is optional – register without applying

Take a course
  • data analysts

The need for data sci­ence and ana­lyt­ics skills is grow­ing rapid­ly for a wide range of pro­fes­sions in all sec­tors. Our Data Sci­ence series will pro­vide you with the knowl­edge and skills need­ed to per­form data analy­sis tasks.

This three-course series cov­ers top­ics such as prob­a­bil­i­ty and data dis­tri­b­u­tions, descrip­tive and infer­en­tial sta­tis­tics, mul­ti­vari­ate sta­tis­ti­cal tools, and R Lan­guage. All cours­es will be intro­duc­to­ry, with the aim to demys­ti­fy pro­gram­ming lan­guage and sta­tis­tics, and have a focus on under­stand­ing rather than sim­ply apply­ing con­cepts and tools.

This series is com­prised of three three-day cours­es, each of them designed to stand alone in pro­vid­ing spe­cif­ic data sci­ence skills. Cours­es can also be tak­en togeth­er to pro­vide stu­dents with a com­pre­hen­sive data sci­ence skill set.


No prerequisites or entrance requirements

Demystify programming language and statistics

A note about COVID-19 measures

If you see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format—but not the program. Winter, Spring, and Summer 2021 courses have been converted to remote delivery platforms. Register for a course online or apply to a program via email, and keep learning!

  • Can be completed in 6 months
  • Pay as you go
  • Start today – no need to apply for admission
  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you reg­is­ter for your classes.
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
  • Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Mate­ri­als are includ­ed in course fee.
Bursaries and funding opportunities
Funding source
Apply by
Canada-Alberta Job Grant 

Available for businesses in all sectors across Alberta

Two-thirds of the training costs (up to 100% if hiring an unemployed Albertan)
any time
Canada Training Benefit 

Residents of Canada, 25-65 years old, who have $10,000-150,000 in earnings for work.

income tax return
Alumni Professional Development Grant 

Any alumnus of the University of Alberta

75% of course fee
monthly deadline

Employed by the University of Alberta as Non-Academic Staff (NASA)

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep