Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree with a major in a relevant discipline: computer science, data science or statistics, with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 65% AND 12.5 points (one subject) of university-level computer science subjects (or equivalent) with content focused on computer programming AND 25 points (two subjects) of first-year mathematics and statistics subjects, including MAST10006 Calculus 2 (or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

The management and analysis of big data are becoming increasingly important in commerce, industry and applied sciences. Data science is a rapidly growing field that has evolved to address this need, and sits at the intersection of statistics and computer science.

The newly-established Master of Data Science combines these disciplines in a single coordinated program. Students will develop the technological abilities and analytical skills needed to manage and gain insights from large and complex collections of data. You will additionally become well-versed in using statistical tools, techniques and methods, along with in-depth analysis and evaluation, to solve real-world problems in the data realm.

Information for international students

Applicants are required to satisfy the University’s English language requirements for graduate programs. Refer to our Graduate English requirements for further information and to view English language entry requirements for the Faculty of Science Coursework Programs for the following approved English language examinations: IELTS (Academic English only), TOEFL (Paper-based and internet-based tests), Pearson Test of English (Academic) and Cambridge English: Advanced/Certificate of Advanced English (CAE).

Fees and funding

A limited number of International Postgraduate Coursework Awards (50% fee remission places) are allocated to high achieving international students each year. You do not need to apply for this award as we automatically consider you as part of the application process.

Other scholarships and prizes:

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Samantha Fossey