Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions


How are the Data Analytics programs at Langara different from other similar programs?
Data Analytics focuses on the complete data analytics process. Both programs at Langara College cover the entire life-cycle of data from extraction, transformation, analysis of data to the presentation of results. Students in the program will work with industry-standard software applications to analyze data and gain skills to effectively communicate their findings.

Shall I apply for the Post-Degree Diploma or the Post-Degree Certificate program?
While the core content is the same, the two programs are designed for different groups of audience.
Post-Degree Certificate program is a part-time program. It is suitable for working professionals who would like to advance their career by expanding their data analytics repertoire in their spare time.
Post-Degree Diploma program is a cohort-based full-time program. It is best suited for recent graduates who had completed a bachelor’s degree in areas other than STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) but would like to get their foot in the Data Analytics field. Sought-after soft skills (such as business etiquette, communication and presentation skills, and project management) are emphasized in our Post-Degree Diploma program so graduates are job ready.

What career opportunity do I have upon completion of the program?
Graduates of the program can find work opportunities as Data Analysts, Research Analysts, Statistical Analysts, Quantitative Analysts or Business Intelligence Analysts etc.

Post-Degree Diploma Specific Questions


How much time is required to complete the Post-Degree Diploma program?
The Post-Degree Diploma program is a two-year full-time program but students can complete the program (with no Co-op option) in four consecutive terms (or 16 months).

Can I do part-time in the Post-Degree Diploma program?
No. The Post-Degree Diploma program is a cohort-based full-time program.

Will I be eligible for post-graduate work permit upon graduation?
Because the Post-Degree Diploma program is a two-year program, graduates are eligible for post-graduate work permit (PGWP).

Is the Post-Degree Diploma program open only to domestic students?
The Post-Degree Diploma program is open to both domestic students and international students.

How much is the tuition fee?
Information about the tuition structure can be found in the following links.
Domestic students: https://langara.ca/registration-and-records/tuition-and-service-fees/domestic-student-fees.html
International students: https://langara.ca/registration-and-records/tuition-and-service-fees/international-student-fees.html

Does the Post-Degree Diploma program admit students year round?
There are two intakes for the Post-Degree Diploma program – January and September.

When can I apply to the Post-Degree Diploma program?  Is there any deadline?
You can apply to the Post-Degree Diploma program as early as 11 months before the program starts.

IntakeApplication Start Date
January February 1
September October 1

Although there is no set application deadline, students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Shall I take IELTS Academic or IELTS General to fulfill the English requirement of the Post-Degree Diploma program?
Applicants to the Post-Degree Diploma program will have to take IELTS Academic.  For more information, please refer to the IELTS Canada web site: https://www.ieltscanada.ca/ (near the bottom).

Are there any financial aid programs available in the Post-Degree Diploma program?
No. The Post-Degree Diploma program does not provide financial aid.

I have done some similar courses in my bachelor’s degree. Can I get transfer credits for the Post-Degree Diploma program?
No. The Post-Degree Diploma program does not accept transfer credits.

Post-Degree Certificate Specific Questions


How much time is required to complete the Post-Degree Certificate program?
Students can complete the part-time Post-Degree Certificate program in four consecutive semesters (or 16 months).

Is the Post-Degree Certificate program open only to domestic students?
The Post-Degree Certificate program is open to both domestic students and international students.

Does the Post-Degree Certificate program admit students year round?
There are two intakes for the Post-Degree Diploma program – January and September.

When can I apply to the Post-Degree Certificate program?  Is there any deadline?
You can apply to the Post-Degree Certificate program as early as 11 months before the program starts.

IntakeApplication Start Date
January February 1
September October 1

Although there is no set application deadline, students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Shall I take IELTS Academic or IELTS General to fulfill the English requirement of the Post-Degree Certificate program?
Applicants to the Post-Degree Certificate program will have to take IELTS Academic.  For more information, please refer to the IELTS Canada web site: https://www.ieltscanada.ca/ (near the bottom).

Are there any financial aid programs available in the Post-Degree Certificate program?
No. Because the Post-Degree Certificate program is a part-time program, it does not meet the requirement of financial aid.

I have done some similar courses in my bachelor’s degree. Can I get transfer credits for the Post-Degree Certificate program?
No. The Post-Degree Certificate program does not accept transfer credits.

What is the course offering in the Post-Degree Certificate program?
A Mathematics Assessment test will be administered during the first week. Only students who fail this test will be required to complete MATH 4801.

Term

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

Pre-requisite

1

MATH 4801

Mathematics for Data Analytics

1

None

DANA 4800

Data Analysis and Statistical Inference

3

None

CPSC 4800

Computing for Data Analytics

3

None

2

DANA 4810

Predictive Analytics – Quantitative Data

3

DANA 4800 & MATH 4801

CPSC 4810

Transformation for Data Analytics

4

CPSC 4800

3

DANA 4820

Predictive Analytics – Qualitative Data

3

DANA 4800 & MATH 4801

DANA 4830

Dimension Reduction & Classification I

3

DANA 4810

4

DANA 4840

Classification II

3

DANA 4820 & DANA 4830

CPSC 4820

Visualization for Data Analytics

3

CPSC 4800 & DANA 4800