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Big data is set to revolutionise society and how we make discoveries and decisions. This is the most comprehensive data science program in Australia, which combines high-level analytical and technical skills with industry-specific knowledge and essential professional attributes.
The Master of Data Science is one of the few programs in the world to combine a cross-disciplinary education with direct industry contact and practical experience in the exciting field of data science. For entry requirements, see Program Details.
Study advanced topics from computing, statistics, and mathematics, and study your choice of electives from business, finance, health, or science. Across the program, you'll learn how to make informed decisions in data-intensive environments.
Use relevant big data tools and technologies and develop essential knowledge about the ethical use of data, legal considerations, communication, and more. In your final year you'll also complete projects relevant to industry.
Graduate with a combination of high-level technical skills and a capacity for creative and disruptive thinking. You'll be ready to solve complex data science problems globally and meet the strong demand for expert data scientists.
With the proliferation of new sources and volumes of data, there are enormous opportunities for data scientists to transform how we work, live and communicate.
Futureproof your career
Data science is one of the most in-demand professions globally. UQ also has a growing network of industry partners who will ensure you receive hands-on training and experience to be job-ready and well-aligned with industry demands and expectations.
Big data experts
The School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering is home to experts in Big Data Infrastructure research, who examine the storage, exploration, and analysis of big data in business and scientific contexts .
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To take into account
Degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree in a relevant field with a GPA of at least 5.0 on a 7 point scale. Relevant fields include but are not limited to Information Technology, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Actuarial Studies. Applicants are encouraged to provide a CV which details any experience working with data. View additional entry requirements for applicants with overseas qualifications.
IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6 . For other English Language Proficiency Tests...
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The courses offered in the Master of Data Science are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).
The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Data Science. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.
To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.
For the Master of Data Science 32 units comprising -
- 16 units, being all compulsory courses in Part A; and
- at most 10 units from Part B1; and
- at least 4 units from Part B2; and
- the balance from electives being courses in Part C or other courses approved by the Executive Dean.