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Master of Data Science

Join one of Australia's top science faculties
This degree is for domestic students only
Delivered 100% online, the Master of Data Science  explores advanced ways to use data to make a genuine impact. Specialise in emerging areas such as machine learning, database systems or statistics. This program has been designed to deliver skills that are in the highest demand and the most difficult to find.
Commencing Terms
Hexamester 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6
Duration
1.7 Year(s)
Delivery Mode
Online
Campus
Kensington
Codes
Program code 8646
CRICOS code -
Entry Requirements
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Fees
2024 Indicative first year full fee
$29,000*
2024 Indicative full fee to complete degree
$58,000*
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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:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

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 whether you are from an English-speaking background or non-English speaking background. 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:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

Check the specific English language requirements for this program

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.

Ready to start your application?

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.

Ready to start your application?

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative First Year Full Fee
$29,000*
2024 Indicative Full Fee to Complete Degree
$58,000*

*Fees are subject to annual review (or when required) by the University and may vary accordingly.

Indicative fees are a guide only and have been calculated based on the typical enrolment patterns of students undertaking the program. The indicative fees listed here is an estimate for tuition only and excludes non-tuition fees and charges. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year of enrolment, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (48 units of credit (UOC) per year).

You should not rely on indicative fees as fee increases are assessed when required and may exceed the indicative figures listed here. Actual fees are calculated on enrolment. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

2024 Indicative First Year Fee
$29,000*
2024 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$58,000*

*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 here.

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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