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Graduate Certificate in Data Mining

Degree Awarded: CERT
Unit: GS
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Program Information

To address the need for trained professionals in the interdisciplinary field of data mining, the Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) and the Department of Mathematics faculty have developed a joint certificate program in data mining. The certificate will consist of 18 hours, with two required courses from CECS, two required courses from Mathematics, and two elective courses selected from a list of relevant elective courses in CECS and Mathematics.

Admission Requirements

For continuing studies as non-degree student:

  • Undergraduate Degree in technically related field or technical experience
  • Knowledge of calculus
  • Graduate application and $60.00 application fee

For degree status (those who want to continue for MS or Ph.D)
Additional Requirements:

  • GRE scores
  • Two letters of recommendation



Required courses and activities

Two required Computer Engineering courses:

CECS 535 Introduction to Databases
CECS 632, Data Mining

Two required Mathematics courses:

Math 665 Advanced Linear Statistical Models
Math 667 Methods of Classification

Two elective courses chosen from the following list of courses:

CECS 522 Performance Evaluation of Computer Systems
CECS 545 Artificial Intelligence
CECS 563 Experimental Design in Engineering
EDAP 711 Doctoral Professional Seminar:  First Year
CECS 619 Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms
CECS 621 Web Mining for E-Commerce and Information Retrieval
CECS 622 Simulation and Modeling of Discrete Systems
CECS 630 Advanced Databases and Data Warehousing
CECS 645 Advanced Artificial Intelligence
CECS 660 Introduction to Bioinformatics
MATH 560 Introduction to Statistical Data Analysis
MATH 561 Probability Theory
MATH 562 Mathematical Statistics
MATH 566 Nonparametric Statistics
MATH 567 Sampling Theory
MATH 568 Time Series Analysis


Departmental Faculty

Dr. Mehmed Kantardzic

Professor, Computer Engineering and Computer Science

Contact Information

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