Short Courses

This page lists approved microcredentials and other short courses. Where a microcredential has an approved credit arrangement, it is noted below.

Microcredential with approved credit arrangements 

Credit-bearing microcredentials are assessed short programs of study that may be stacked and offer credit arrangements towards specific UOW award courses.

Course overview

This introductory course on data science covers the following topics: data manipulation, data analysis with statistic and machine learning, data visualisation and how to work with large data sets. These concepts will be illustrated using programming languages often used and freely available, namely R, Python and SQL. The course presents in a practical way multivariate statistical analysis methods such as Regression, Clustering, Principal Component Analysis, Factor Analysis and ANOVA.

Delivery

This course is delivered in person.

Duration

21 hours over 3 days.

Entry requirements

Basic knowledge of linear algebra and programming experience is required.

Course credit

This course is part of the SMART Short Course series. Upon completion of three courses from the SMART Short Course series participants will be eligible to apply for credit equivalent to one standard subject (6 credit points unspecified) in any Bachelor or Master degree offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences which includes space for a general elective. The UOW Credit for Prior Learning Policy and Procedures will apply.

Credentials

On successful completion of the course participants will receive a Certificate of Attainment.

Course fee

Please contact the SMART Infrastructure Facility for fee information.

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Course overview

Infrastructure systems are socio-technical systems within an organisational environment. The presence of social and organisational aspects increases complexity and influences these systems throughout their life cycle, from conception and planning, engineering, operation, upgrades and final disposal. Infrastructure systems will be examined as ‘System of Systems’ (SoS). Various approaches for System of Systems Engineering (SoSE) will be presented and discussed. ‘Systems Thinking’, considered the most adequate approach to deal with the complexity of socio-technical SoS, will be presented and illustrated with practical examples. Designing for Adaptability and evolution in System of Systems Engineering (DANSE) methodology will be introduced. The course will address the fundamentals of modelling and simulation considered to be of great importance for Infrastructure SoSE.

Delivery

This course is delivered in person.

Duration

21 hours over 3 days.

Entry requirements

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Course credit

This course is part of the SMART Short Course series. Upon completion of three courses from the SMART Short Course series participants will be eligible to apply for credit equivalent to one standard subject (6 credit points unspecified) in any Bachelor or Master degree offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences which includes space for a general elective. The UOW Credit for Prior Learning Policy and Procedures will apply.

Credentials

On successful completion of the course participants will receive a Certificate of Attainment.

Course fee

Please contact the SMART Infrastructure Facility for fee information.

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Course overview

The Internet of Things (IoT) is radically changing the technological landscapes. Applications opportunities are endless: home automation, healthcare, predictive maintenance, agriculture, energy management, or transportation are only some of those use cases. However, the IoT is more than just sensors, it’s a process ranging from remote data collection to data analytics in order to grasp the full potential of your data. This introductory course offers an introduction to the IoT covering not only the theoretical background and current usages, but also providing practical knowledge through hands-on tutorials and workshops. Students will gain expertise on the whole IoT process.

Delivery

This course is delivered in person.

Duration

21 hours over 3 days.

Entry requirements

Basic knowledge of Computer Science and Python is preferred but not required. Prior to the course, each student will have access to Code Combat to get familiar with Python. 

Course credit

This course is part of the SMART Short Course series. Upon completion of three courses from the SMART Short Course series participants will be eligible to apply for credit equivalent to one standard subject (6 credit points unspecified) in any Bachelor or Master degree offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences which includes space for a general elective. The UOW Credit for Prior Learning Policy and Procedures will apply.

Credentials

On successful completion of the course participants will receive a Certificate of Attainment.

Course fee

Please contact the SMART Infrastructure Facility for fee information.

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Course overview

Today’s world is producing an ever increasing amount of data. Businesses then need data analysis to provide forward guidance that yields better, more informed decisions. This subject introduces quantitative methods to optimise the decisions to be made in the context of supply chain and logistic systems. Each method will be illustrated with real world case studies. Participants will learn to verify and enhance existing operating models.

Delivery

This course is delivered in person.

Duration

21 hours over 3 days.

Entry requirements

Basic knowledge of Supply Chain and Logistics, and familiarity with Excel is recommended.

Course credit

This course is part of the SMART Short Course series. Upon completion of three courses from the SMART Short Course series participants will be eligible to apply for credit equivalent to one standard subject (6 credit points unspecified) in any Bachelor or Master degree offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences which includes space for a general elective. The UOW Credit for Prior Learning Policy and Procedures will apply.

Credentials

On successful completion of the course participants will receive a Certificate of Attainment.

Course fee

Please contact the SMART Infrastructure Facility for fee information.

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Course overview

Traditional methods for transport planning have been widely used for the past age, however more and more transport researchers and planners have realised the shortcomings of classic methods in the digital age where historical and real-time data from various digital sources, such as GPS, smartphones, smart cards and Bluetooth sensors, are more readily available for better transport planning. Moreover, compared to traditional transport modes (e.g. bike, car, bus and train), more options (like autonomous vehicle, electric vehicles, connected vehicle, and scooter) are emerging to provide solutions to unsolved problems as well as to post new challenges in planning for their impacts on the demand for urban transport. It is however necessary to revisit the essentials of urban transport planning to understand the effective use of digital data and new technologies, and how they can be used for providing smarter mobility solutions. This short course will provide transport researchers and planners with basic knowledge of transport planning process, as well as major innovations and changes at the digital age. Multiple case studies will be shared with audiences as references for modern urban transport planning. The course will include a mixture of lectures and case studies throughout all 3 days planning.

Delivery

This course is delivered in person.

Duration

21 hours over 3 days.

Entry requirements

Basic knowledge of Transport Planning and Data Analytics is preferred but not required.

Course credit

This course is part of the SMART Short Course series. Upon completion of three courses from the SMART Short Course series participants will be eligible to apply for credit equivalent to one standard subject (6 credit points unspecified) in any Bachelor or Master degree offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences which includes space for a general elective. The UOW Credit for Prior Learning Policy and Procedures will apply.

Credentials

On successful completion of the course participants will receive a Certificate of Attainment.

Course fee

Please contact the SMART Infrastructure Facility for fee information.

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Course overview

Societies, modern cities and urban infrastructure systems are becoming more complex, interconnected, and difficult to optimise, control and manage. Agent-based modelling (ABM) offers a new lens to understand and steer the functioning of these systems by conducting experiments on artificial societies of computer agents. The course will begin by introducing fundamental principles of complexity and the dynamics of complex adaptive systems. A structured process to conceptualise, design, build, analyse, and validate ABMs will then be explained and illustrated using real-world examples. The course will draw on applications in a wide variety of social, urban and infrastructure problems, to help illustrate the power of ABM as an effective and accessible tool to understand why systems don’t always behave as expected and what can be done to improve them.

Delivery

This course is delivered in person.

Duration

21 hours over 3 days.

Entry requirements

Basic knowledge of modelling and simulation is preferred but not a requirement.

Course credit

This course is part of the SMART Short Course series. Upon completion of three courses from the SMART Short Course series participants will be eligible to apply for credit equivalent to one standard subject (6 credit points unspecified) in any Bachelor or Master degree offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences which includes space for a general elective. The UOW Credit for Prior Learning Policy and Procedures will apply.

Credentials

On successful completion of the course participants will receive a Certificate of Attainment.

Course fee

Please contact the SMART Infrastructure Facility for fee information.

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Course overview

The evolution of Systems Engineering into using model based tools has resulted in a range of benefits from greater traceability of information within a project to better informed decisions. Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE) is a refinement of the traditional Systems Engineering practice to bring the information into a common model. To support MBSE, the Object Management Group (OMG) and the International Council of Systems Engineers (INCOSE) collaborated to develop the Systems Modelling Language (SysML). This course will introduce the MBSE concepts utilising SysML as the modelling paradigm. The course subsequently expands upon the understanding of SysML to see how broader and more complicated concepts are captured.

Delivery

This course is delivered in person.

Duration

21 hours over 3 days.

Entry requirements

A knowledge of Systems Engineering principles is preferred but not required.

Course credit

This course is part of the SMART Short Course series. Upon completion of three courses from the SMART Short Course series participants will be eligible to apply for credit equivalent to one standard subject (6 credit points unspecified) in any Bachelor or Master degree offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences which includes space for a general elective. The UOW Credit for Prior Learning Policy and Procedures will apply.

Credentials

On successful completion of the course participants will receive a Certificate of Attainment.

Course fee

Please contact the SMART Infrastructure Facility for fee information.

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Course overview

AWS Academy Cloud Foundations is intended for students who seek an overall understanding of cloud computing concepts, independent of specific technical roles. It provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support.

Delivery

This course is delivered in person.

Duration

21 hours over 3 days.

Entry requirements

This is an entry-level course, but students should possess a general IT technical knowledge and general IT business knowledge.

Course credit

This course is part of the SMART Short Course series. Upon completion of three courses from the SMART Short Course series participants will be eligible to apply for credit equivalent to one standard subject (6 credit points unspecified) in any Bachelor or Master degree offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences which includes space for a general elective. The UOW Credit for Prior Learning Policy and Procedures will apply.

Credentials

On successful completion of the course participants will receive a Certificate of Attainment.

Course fee

Please contact the SMART Infrastructure Facility for fee information.

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Short courses - University of Wollongong – UOW.