Taught course

Data Science

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

Entry requirements

This course is offered under three admission rules, each with its own Course Structure (Program of Study).

  • Rule A: You have completed a Bachelor qualification (AQF Level 7 or overseas equivalent) in any discipline. If you are admitted on this basis, you will be eligible for admission under Rule A. Please see the Rule A Course Structure (Program of Study).
  • Rule B: You have completed a Bachelor qualification (AQF Level 7) in a relevant discipline.* If you are admitted on this basis, you will be eligible for admission under Rule B. Please see the Rule B Course Structure (Program of Study).
  • Rule C: You have completed a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Bachelor with Honours (AQF Level 8 or overseas equivalent) in a relevant discipline.* If you are admitted on this basis, you will be eligible for admission under Rule C. Please see the Rule C Course Structure (Program of Study).

* Relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to, the following:

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

Months of entry

March, July, November

Course content

UNE's Master of Data Science will expand your expertise, allowing you to confidently solve complex challenges in science, health, business and beyond. Through a combination of engaging coursework subjects and a comprehensive capstone project experience, you will hone your skills allowing you to adapt to change, innovate, and play a leading role in the future development of data science solutions globally.

Data is a vital asset prized by virtually every organisation worldwide, which is why skilled data scientists are in high and rising demand. Data science is one of the fastest growing – and best paid – professions. Deloitte Access Economics research indicates a data scientist with a postgraduate degree in Australia can expect toearn over $130,000 a year.

Streams of data have grown so much in volume and complexity that only specialists can extract the greatest value from them in the modern workplace. Data scientists who can build intelligent systems, master intuitive processes and bring structure to vast quantities of data provide the foundations for evidence-based decision making – unlocking the potential for improvement and competitive advantage.

Choose our Master of Data Science if you are looking to change career direction or if you want to enhance your data science skills. If you're seeking a career change, you can enter the course with no relevant background in data science and graduate ready for employment in a broad range of positions in private industry, government agencies or research organisations.

If you have a relevant background, you can update your qualifications with several entry options available that recognise your previous study and allow you to reduce your study time.

With a strong backbone of statistics and computer science, the Master of Data Science at UNE will take you beyond simply applying technology to data analysis. You will gain in-depth knowledge and experience of the inner workings of databases, machine learning and artificial intelligence, so you can more effectively extract meaning and insights from large and diverse data sets.

By choosing UNE, you will be studying with an industry leader in the provision of online lifelong learning. Year after year, students award UNE the maximum 5-star ratings in The Good Universities Guide for Overall Experience and Student Support.

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

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

Course contact details

UNE International Admissions
+61 2 6773 2135