Taught course

Data Science

Institution
University of New England · Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law
Qualifications
Masters

Entry requirements

A candidate shall:

  • hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification in a non-relevant discipline; or
  • hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification in a relevant discipline*; or
  • hold an AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma or Bachelor with Honours qualification in a relevant discipline*.

*Relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to:

  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Software Engineering
  • Statistics

Months of entry

March, July, November

Course content

Data is a vital asset valued by virtually every organisation in the world. It provides the basis for sensible, evidence-based decision making, and the ability to manage and make sense of data is a key skill in the modern workplace. In the last decade, streams of data of various types have grown in volume and velocity such that they require specialist skills in order to get the most value from them. Data scientists are responsible for buildng intelligent systems, mastering intuitive proesses and bringing structure to the vast quantities of data to unlock the potential for improvement and competitive advantage.

The Master of Data Science will provide students with the required knowledge and practical skills to analyse and manage data. They will learn how to deal with large and diverse data sets and apply a variety of technologies to extract meaning from them. This course will prepare students to solve complex and challenging problems in science, health, business and beyond, through a combination of engaging coursework subjects and a comprehensive capstone project experience.

The Master of Data Science is an entry-level postgraduate course that complements any existing skill set and provides opportunity to up-skill for positions that have a rigorous quantitative aspect. Graduates from this program will be well-equipped to tackle complex data science challenges and play a leading role in the future development of data science solutions globally.

The Master of Data Science has been granted Professional Level accreditation by the Australian Computer Society and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries.

Career opportunities

Data science is a rapidly growing field with outstanding employment prospects for appropriately qualified professionals. Potential positions include: data scientist, business intelligence analyst, data engineer, data architect, data strategist, healthcare data managers, bioinformatics analyst, computational scientist and research scientists.

Information for international students

With over 900 international students currently studying at UNE from over 80 countries worldwide, Armidale is a culturally diverse and accepting community, offering all the benefits of a small, thriving city and the friendliness of a country town.

Fees and funding

UK students
$29,400
International students
$29,400

UNE offers international students an affordable, quality living and learning experience in the regional Australian city of Armidale.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Masters
    part time
    24-72 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
UNE International Admissions
Email
ioadmit@une.edu.au
Phone
+61 2 6773 2135