It takes sophisticated thinking to find the simple answers that lie underneath layers of increasingly complex, interwoven webs of data. Be one of the experts that businesses are turning to with the advanced technical and mathematical skills uncovered by a Master of Data Science. 

 

Faculty
Faculty of Science
Delivery Mode
Fully online
Award
Master of Data Science
Commencing Terms
Hexamester 1, Hexamester 2, Hexamester 3, Hexamester 4, Hexamester 5, Hexamester 6
Duration (Full Time)
1.7 Year(s)

Overview

The Master of Data Science degree explores more ways to organise, identify, analyse and ultimately use data to inform strategies, redefine ambiguous questions and find answers that make a genuine impact. Students will develop advanced technical and mathematical skills to unpick complexities and make sense of the numbers.

Depending on where you wish to direct your data science career, you can specialise in areas such as machine learning, database systems or statistics. Study for this degree is fully online and features nine core courses and three elective courses which can be completed in two years. UNSW's online learning environment has been designed to seamlessly fit into your busy schedule and you'll be able to access course resources on any device, at any time.

Why study this degree at UNSW?

This master's degree will increase your knowledge of data science and help you develop key skills within the discipline.
 

Program Code
8646
Campus
Kensington
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
72
Indicative Enrolments
46

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Entry requirements

To gain entry to this program, you must have either:

  • completed the Graduate Diploma in Data Science with a WAM of 65 or higher 
  • completed an undergraduate degree in data science or cognate discipline (e.g. computer science, economics, mathematics, statistics) and have sufficient data science background as indicated by an average of 70 or above across three Level III courses in mathematics and/or computer science and/or statistics

English language requirements​

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

To gain entry to this program, you must have either:

  • completed the Graduate Diploma in Data Science with a WAM of 65 or higher 
  • completed an undergraduate degree in data science or cognate discipline (e.g. computer science, economics, mathematics, statistics) and have sufficient data science background as indicated by an average of 70 or above across three Level III courses in mathematics and/or computer science and/or statistics

English language requirements​


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

Full program structure

Potential careers

  • Data scientist 
  • Data analyst
  •  Data engineer 
  • Business intelligence developer
  •  Applications architect

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

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For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

*If you are an international student studying an Australian qualification, go to the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) for application and UAC key dates. Note: If you are under 18 years of age, you need to make special arrangements. Read more.

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Fees & Scholarships

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$25,560.00
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$51,300.00

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$34,140.00
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$70,440.00

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

Scholarships

At UNSW, we award over $83 million in scholarships each year. We pride ourselves on rewarding excellence and making university accessible to students from all walks of life. Whether you’re a domestic or international student, our range of scholarships, prizes and awards can support your journey.


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