The University of Newcastle, Australia
Fast facts
Location

Online

Start dates
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
Mode of delivery

Online

Duration

1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 5 years maximum.

UON program code: 40112

Study a Master of Data Science

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.

Why Study with us?

  • Unique program offering - the first and one of the only Master of Data Science programs in Australia which offers specialisations to allow you to shape your studies to align with your chosen career path.
  • Acquire contemporary data science knowledge - This program has been developed by our data science experts in consultation with industry, so you will be equipped with the latest skills to deliver the needs of tomorrow’s workplace.
  • Study online at your own pace - the University of Newcastle’s advanced online learning system will enable you to achieve your Master of Data Science at a time that suits you. This program is one of only a handful of Master of Data Science degrees in Australia which offers 100% online study.
  • Gain real-world skills – graduates of this program will be equipped to model real-world situations, to think abstractly and to manage, analyse, interpret, visualise, and effectively communicate data.
  • Gain employment in a rapidly growing industry – according to IBM, the demand for Data Scientists is predicted to soar by 28% by 2020 (IBM, 2017).

Register now Postgrad Info Session 4-5 April 2019

What you will study

You will gain the ability to model real-world situations, to think abstractly and to manipulate, analyse, interpret, visualise and effectively communicate data.

Your core studies will focus on the following areas:

  • Databases and Information Management
  • Data Wrangling and Visualisation
  • Big Data
  • Predictive Analytics

Career opportunities

Possible career opportunities include:

  • data scientist
  • data engineer
  • data manager
  • biostatistician/bioinformatician
  • business analyst
  • data and insights expert
  • researcher
Register now Postgrad Info Session 4-5 April 2019