The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Databases and Knowledge Discovery (ADKD) provides graduate students with the opportunity to reach a demonstrated level of competence in the area of databases and knowledge discovery. Coursework towards the Certificate in ADKD can be used for credit towards the M.S. in Computer Science degree. However, its primary purpose 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
The Certificate in ADKD is open to all students who hold a B.S. degree in any scientific, engineering, or business discipline and either are enrolled and in good standing in a graduate degree program at UNC Charlotte or have GPA above 2.8 overall and 3.0 for their Junior and Senior years.
In addition, the program requires a current working knowledge of two higher-level languages, including at least one procedural language; and a familiarity with computer applications. The following minimal background in mathematics is also required: two semesters of calculus and one semester of discrete structures. Individuals who have worked at a high professional level in the computer industry may be able to substitute work experience for specific subject area admission requirements.
The certificate will be awarded upon completion of five graduate level courses (15 credit hours) in the area of knowledge discovery and databases.