Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics

Post-Graduate Certificate - Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics - Saskatchewan Polytechnic - Saskatoon

Program Description

The goal of the program is to prepare internationally-educated graduates with degrees in information and communications technology for the fields of data analysis and machine learning. Humans have always wanted to better understand the massive amounts of currently available and newly gathered data and what that means for future potential.

Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics is the power to analyze and learn about large amounts of data from multiple sources and detect patterns to make future trend predictions. Business and industry benefits from predictive analytics to make decisions about production, marketing and development.

You will study:

  • cost and benefit estimation for process change
  • conversion of business questions into data mining problems
  • enterprise data architecture and associated technologies
  • strategies to leverage the popular data science language Python
  • importance of business intelligence to the modern enterprise
  • application of artificial intelligence (AI) application programming interfaces (APIs) to business applications
  • application of algorithms to make predictions that form the foundation of machine learning
  • ethical issues surrounding big data
  • emerging application of AI to common business areas


Program level: Postgraduate Certificate / Master's Degree

Length: 8 month graduate certificate

Application fee: $150.00 CAD

Tuition: $16,442.00 CAD/year

Cost of Living: $12,960.00 CAD/year

Starting Date: January 2022

Submission Deadline: Open Now

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: 4-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Min GPA: 50.0%
  • English Proficiency Requirements:For direct admission, applicant must be from an English speaking country or meet either of the following English test scores:
    • Min TOEFL iBT: 81 (Min Listening: 19.0, Min Reading: 19.0, Min Speaking: 19.0, Min Writing: 19.0)
    • Min IELTS overall: 6.5 (Min Listening: 5.0, Min Reading: 5.0, Min Speaking: 5.0, Min Writing: 5.0)
    • Min Duolingo English Test Score: 105
    • Min PTE overall: 63 (Min Listening: 50, Min Reading: 50, Min Speaking: 50, Min Writing: 50)
    For conditional admission, you are required to provide English proficiency scores:
    • Min TOEFL iBT: 70 (Min Listening: 15, Min Reading: 15, Min Speaking: 15, Min Writing: 15)
    • Min IELTS overall: 5.5
    • Min Duolingo English Test Score: 85
    • Min PTE overall: 42

Other fees:

  • Textbook Fees: $1,800 per year
  • Student Association Fee: $330 per year
  • Technology Fee: $30 per year
  • Learning Support Fee: $26 per year
  • Administrative Fee: $30 per year

* Note: Additional fees may apply
** All fees are subject to change without notice