Master the knowledge, skills and experience to get a job as a Data Engineer! You'll learn a mix of programming, cloud computing, big data knowledge and the ability to apply these skills in new and challenging domains.

  • Course Duration:
    12 months

    At 10 hrs/week

  • Course starts:

    January 17, 2022

    Applications Close:

    January 16, 2022

    Basic Analytical Background

Boost your career with a Data centred Qualification

EXPLORE's comprehensive long course qualifications are SETA accredited (NQF Level 5) and offer a broad spectrum of data skills, thoughtfully crafted to ensure they can be applied in the workplace immediately.

You'll learn theory, tools and technology in a fast-paced and fun environment, supported by wise and generous tech specialists who delight in learning.

Join the ranks of thousands of EXPLORE graduates who have landed high-paying jobs in top companies

Data Engineering

This course will provide students with the knowledge, skills and experience to get a job as a data engineer - which requires a mix of programming, cloud computing, big data knowledge and the ability to apply these skills in new and challenging domains.


  • EXPLORE 101

    From "What is Data Science?" through to Prediction Models in the workplace, we've got all your questions covered. This high-level, comprehensive walk through the world of Data-Driven problem solving will leave you eager to learn more, and apply your knowledge in whatever it is that you do!

  • SQL for Data Science

    Working with data is foundational in order to unlock the power of data science. Being able to clean, transform, mine and mung large data sets are critical skills for any Data Professional. We teach you to work in SQL, from basic queries to more complex operations where optimisation and database design are key.

  • Python for Data Science

    Our Programming module teaches learners how to work in Python to manipulate large data sets and perform calculations on them in order to analyse the data for insight. From simply ‘running a for loop’ to building advanced algorithms we cover a broad range of subject matter to get you comfortable with one of the most powerful programming languages used today.

  • Cloud Computing

    This course will teach you the basics of cloud computing and prepare you for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CCP) certification.

Big Data

  • Storing Big Data

    Learn how to create large data lakes by seamlessly connecting multiple data sources in the cloud. With these large lakes then see how big data analytics can thrive and how you can make sense of petabytes of data in real-time.

  • Moving Big Data

    This module will teach you how to create automated pipelines for a business and, in so doing, will equip you with big data knowledge and the ability to apply these skills in new and challenging domains.

  • Processing Big Data

    This module provides students with the knowledge, skills and experience to Process Big Data. You will gain practical experience writing functions in Spark that test data quality metrics and data lineage documentation.

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EXPLORE Services

EXPLORE has your best interests at heart. We want to give you the best chance of success!

  • A Proven Job Search Framework

    After years of helping students get hired, we’ve developed a proven framework for leading a successful job search. Nearly every single student who has followed these guidelines has been hired.


    EXPLORE's personal development curriculum, THRIVE, forms part of each student's learning journey. Creative, fun content delivered through a cutting-edge platform exposes participants to a host of additional content intended to support, guide, stretch and stimulate learning beyond the technical content on offer. Professional coaches are on hand to support students in need.

  • Dedicated Career Coaching

    Every student has access to a dedicated career coach who will mentor students through an effective job search via resume review, mock interviews, and strategies for building a job opportunity pipeline and getting a foot in the door at top-choice companies.

Engaging, interactive and entertaining learning

At EXPLORE we firmly believe that learning can be fun, even when the content is complex. Our highly experienced course designers are able to share their insights and wisdom through our innovative learning platform and video-first approach. Take a look at what you can expect when joining us:

  • SQL

    A solid theoretical understanding is the foundation for a career in Data Engineering. See how we at EXPLORE make this learning awesome!

  • Statistics

    Explore the world of statistics with our easy-to-understand tutorials

Top Student Reviews

  • My life is completely different to what it was before EXPLORE. I came from a business focused role. I had a desire to break into tech, more specifically Data Science and XPLORE’s program became the catalyst for that ambition to materialise. I went from knowing nothing about coding to now working in a role where I get to build and implement effective software solutions for some of the biggest organisations in SA.

    Jake Ruele
  • A highlight was meeting some of the most amazing and intelligent people and doing some of the things I'd normally think are impossible!

    Karabo Leso
  • EXPLORE hasn't only given me the courage to always set the bar higher but also acknowledge the human factor in all of us. They're not only equipping you with the best skills but also personally developing you into becoming better all the time.

    Thembisile Damon


We take teaching seriously. Great teachers inspire us to connect with topics on a profound level. With experience in the field and the classroom, our data science course designers and instructors are unmatched. Simply put: students learn from the best.

  • Aiden Hembold
    Course Designer

    Aidan is a director of EXPLORE and is the lead data scientist on EXPLORE Utilities. He is a co-founder of the Data Science Academy and was core to the initial setup of the flagship Data Science course.

  • Jaco Jansen van Rensburg
    Lead Instructor

    Jaco is a Lead Data Scientist in the EXPLORE Data Science Academy. He has spent the bulk of his career on scientific and industrial research and holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on mathematical modelling and optimisation.

  • Joanne Moonsamy

    Armed with a business degree, Joanne ventured into the world of media, and then cosmetics, before finding a home in Data Science. She believes in the power of storytelling with data and is passionate about alternative education, and solving problems in under-serviced communities. Joanne is decidedly not a morning person unless primed with a cup of [good] coffee.

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    Make one payment, we do the rest!

  • EXPLORE Loan

    EXPLORE is proud to be offering a loan option whereby eligible students can apply to fund their studies at an affordable rate, paid off over a longer period.
    Candidates will have 36 months to pay.
    Innovative? We think so!

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At EXPLORE we believe that talented individuals should be able to access opportunities to uncover their potential and realise their dreams. We are dedicated to make learning more accessible.
The EXPLORE loan is designed to do exactly that. With 36 months to pay off your studies, our intention is to offer a competitive and affordable financing option.
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