2014-2015 Graduate Catalog: Graduate Certificate in Advanced Databases and Knowledge Discovery

The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Databases and Knowledge Discovery provides graduate students with the opportunity to reach a demonstrated level of competence in the areas of databases and knowledge discovery.  Course-work towards this graduate certificate can be used for credit towards the M.S. in Computer Science degree.  However, its primary objective is to provide a well-defined target for students who want to advance their knowledge of modern databases and knowledge discovery techniques, but do not necessarily wish to complete all requirements for the M.S. in Computer Science. The certificate may be pursued concurrently with any of the graduate degree programs at UNC Charlotte.

Additional Admission Requirements

This certificate program is open to all students who hold a BS degree in any scientific, engineering, or business discipline and either:

  1. are enrolled and in good standing in a graduate degree program at UNC Charlotte OR
  2. have a GPA above 2.8 overall and 3.0 Junior/Senior

Applicants are required to submit a brief (one-to-two page) statement of educational and work experience in the computing field.  Application for the ADKD certificate program is made through the Office of Graduate Admissions.  (Note: the admission process for the Certificate is separate from the admission process for the M.S. degree.)

Completion Requirements

The certificate will be awarded upon completion of five graduate level courses (15 credits) in the area of knowledge discovery and databases. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 will be required and at most one course with a grade of C may be allowed towards the certificate.

To obtain the certificate, a student needs to take: ITCS 6150 or ITCS 6114; ITCS 6160 or ITIS 6120; ITCS 6162; and two additional courses.

For detailed and updated information, please visit the Department of Computer Science website.