Master of Data Science
Become an in-demand specialist in the growing data industry
Engage with data generated from diverse settings. You’ll learn how to conduct scientific interrogations and predict trends. Make evidence-based decisions. Computational intelligence and health data analysis specialisations are available.
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What you'll learn
On successful completion of the program students will have:
- Specialised knowledge of statistical and computational models and concepts and proficiency in their application.
- Specialist knowledge in statistical and computational techniques for analysing and interpreting data sets.
- Critical thinking and analytical problem solving to support data management and data-oriented decisions.
- Specialised knowledge and skills required to use contemporary Big Data technologies to store, manipulate and analyse large unstructured data sets.
- Effective independent and collaborative work skills to apply specialised knowledge and expert judgement to data science.
Be on the forefront of an emerging field where companies are recognising the importance of the value of data and how this can be integrated into business strategy. Study a Graduate Certificate in Data Science at the University of Newcastle and expand your career options to take on roles like:
- Data Scientist
- Data Engineer
- Data Manager
- Business Analyst
- Data and Insights Expert
- Data Analyst and Scientist
- Information Security Analyst
- Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist
AQF7 and AQF8 plus cognate or not/experience - See below:
- Students with a three year, Bachelor degree (AQF level 7) or higher in a different discipline area (also called non-cognate discipline) to data science and their chosen specialisation are eligible to undertake the 120 unit program which can be completed in 2 years full time (commencing Semester 1), 1.5 years full time (commencing Semester 2) or up to 5 years part time.
- Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF level 7) or higher in a non-cognate discipline who also hold a minimum of five years demonstrable Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) in an area related to data science and/or their chosen specialisation (also called cognate discipline) may be eligible to study between 80 and 120 units, inclusive.
- Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF level 7) or Bachelor (Honours) (AQF 8) in a cognate discipline to data science and/or their specialisation may be eligible to study between 80 and 120 units, inclusive.
- Students with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF level 8) in a cognate discipline to data science and/or data analytics may be eligible to undertake an 80 unit program which can be completed in 1 year full time or part time equivalent.
Work and Life
To be considered for admission based wholly or partly on professional experience, applicants must be able to demonstrate that their professional experience involves accessing/analysing/interpreting data.
English Proficiency Requirements
All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.
Credit for previous study or work
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.
A Master of Data Science from the University of Newcastle will equip you with the essential specialised skills and knowledge required to understand and engage with a variety of data generated from diverse industries and settings. This professional and industry oriented program will enable you to apply your theoretical statistical and computational knowledge to better understand and explore data using applied problem solving and computer practice.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
The program requires the successful completion of 120 units of Core courses.
- Big Data
- Data Wrangling and Visualisation
- Predictive Analytics
- The Science of Data Interrogation