The Diploma in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (Dip. DSAI) 2-year program prepares graduates with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to enter a career in data science and artificial intelligence.

After completing this hands-on diploma program, graduates will possess a foundation in information technology (IT) as well as programming languages, data analysis and visualization, machine learning and Web technologies currently being used in the field.


The Diploma in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (Dip. DSAI) program is distinguished by:

  1. Building a strong foundation in data analysis and machine learning.
  2. Preparing graduates to be adaptable to changes in the computing industry.

  3. Alignment with and mapped to international requirements of leading professional bodies.

  4. Integrating applied real-world experience in learning.

  5. Alignment with the needs of the computing industry.

Graduates will be well-positioned to implement and maintain data analytics within computing and business environments. Students gain hands-on experiential learning through applied assignments and a required 9-week Data and Artificial Intelligence work placement. Diploma in Data and Cyber Security (Dip. DSAI) graduates are eligible for entrance into the third year of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Data and Cyber Security (B.A.Sc. DSAI).

Career Opportunities

  • A wide range of career opportunities in field currently exist and they include but are not limited to the following:

    • Data and AI Specialist
    • Systems Controller – Data Support
    • Medical Sector – AI Support
    • AI Sector – Sales and Service Assistant
    • Business Intelligence Analyst
    • Data and AI Technical Sales Architect Support
    • Machine Learning Engineering Support
    • Cloud Solution Architect Support -Data and AI
    • Data Science Officer

Request for more information

We are excited you are interested in joining UDST's College of Computing Information Technology! You can request more information or contact below for general inquiries:

School of Information Technology

4495 2067

Entrance requirements

  1. High school graduation certificate or equivalent approved by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education with a minimum average of 60%, plus two courses: one final year Mathematics, and one final year Science (Biology, Physics, Chemistry) or Technology (Algorithms, Programming, Network, Computer Science, or equivalent); OR

  2. One-year Advanced Information Technology Diploma from UDST, or equivalent.

Note: Admission is competitive. Eligible applicants are ranked based on their overall final year (Grade 12 or equivalent) high school percentage, placement tests rankings, and Admission Priority Category.

Language proficiency Requirements

  1. The required score on the University English Placement Test or a passing score from another approved internationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Admissions & Registration Department; OR
  2. A valid (within two years) IELTS Academic Test Report Form with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) below 5.0; OR
  3. Successful completion of Foundation Program requirements.


  1. Must achieve the required score on the University Math Placement Test; OR
  2. A valid SAT Report Form with a minimum score of 480.