Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics

Post-Graduate Certificate

Program Overview

Note: The winter 2021 Regina intake of this program is suspended.

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

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s):

January 2021 to December 2021 (Saskatoon and Regina)

Length: 32 weeks

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  • Regina
  • Saskatoon


Admission Requirements

  • A conferred 4-year bachelor's degree in Information and Communications Technology, Mathematics, or Physics from a recognized post-secondary institution, or an Information and Communications Technology post-graduate certificate from a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution.
  • English Language Requirement

Admission Method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

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Tuition and Fees

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as approximate cost for books and supplies. Visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program.


<p><strong>2020/21 Academic Year</strong></p><p>$16,900</p>

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