The increasing amount of available data combined with a pressing desire to stay at the forefront of competition has prompted organisations to focus on using analytics to drive strategic business decisions. Business analytics allows managers to understand the dynamics of their business, anticipate market shifts and manage risks.

Degree type

Postgraduate coursework


6 months full-time

Commencing terms

Semester 1, Semester 2

Program code


Delivery mode



The Graduate Certificate in Operations Analysis at UNSW Canberra is designed to meet the growing demand for information analysis across various sectors. In this course, you'll develop an understanding of the principles and practices of decision analytics and acquire qualitative and quantitative decision-making tools for analysing and making decisions in complex operational environments.  

Find out more

For more information on this degree, see the UNSW Handbook.

  • In Graduate Certificate in Operations Analysis, students must complete 12 UOC of core courses and 12 UOC of elective courses (see Course Availability below).

    Students may, with the approval of the Postgraduate Coordinator, take up to one course (6 UOC) from other coursework programs.

  • Please note: Program rules are subject to change. Students need to follow the program rules set out in the UNSW Handbook of the year they were admitted into the program.

    Core courses

    Code Course Semester 1 - 2024 Semester 2 - 2024
    ZEIT8402 Evidence-based Decision Making Distance Mode Not Offered
    ZEIT8403 Capability Option Analysis Not Offered Distance Mode
    ZEIT8404 Decision Making Analytics Distance Mode Not Offered
    ZEIT8412 Simulation Not Offered Distance Mode



    Code Course Semester 1 - 2024 Semester 2 - 2024

    Logistics Management

    Distance Mode Not Offered

    Advanced Test and Evaluation Techniques

    Not Offered Distance Mode
    ZEIT8152 Reliability Program Management Not Offered Not Offered
    ZEIT8303 Project Management Body of Knowledge Distance Mode Distance Mode
    ZEIT8305 Systems Thinking and Modelling Distance Mode Not Offered
    ZEIT8412 Simulation Not Offered Distance Mode
    ZEIT8413 Simulation Applications Distance Mode Not Offered
    ZEIT8601 Applied Machine Learning Not Offered Distance Mode
  • For information regarding entry requirements, please refer to the online handbook

  • Limited Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are available for this degree to eligible domestic students who commence in S2 2022 only. CSP are not available for any new admission or deferred admission in this degree for 2023 commencement and onwards. Further information regarding UNSW PG Commonwealth Supported Places can be found here including eligibility and CSP Tuition Fees. 

    Please note that CSP won't be available to Defence students in this degree if their study is funded via Defence PG ADFA Study Scheme. 

Key contacts

Program Coordinator
Dr Ripon Chakrabortty

Student Enquiries
T: +61 2 5114 5000