Master of Data Science
This program provides the necessary skills for entering the world of big data and data science, an emerging area of necessity for many fields, including science, engineering, economics and digital humanities. The program will help students understand how data is changing our world, and how learners can apply data science techniques to drive changes in their organisation or area.
In the Master of Data Science, students undertake a specialised introductory program in their first semester, designed to address fundamental requirements in programming, mathematics and data science. Students then proceed with a program of courses tailored to their particular interest, building skill and knowledge in data science, as well as a significant project designed to combine skills developed across the program.
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SATAC Code 3CM203 Intake February and July Enquiries Future Students teamSATAC Code: 3CM203
CRICOS 094326M Intake February and July
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.5. Advanced standing of 12 units may be granted to eligible applicants who have successfully completed the MicroMaster in Big Data program with a minimum overall score of 65 percent.
Australian Year 12 University level Maths IB or equivalent. International Qualifications University level Mathematics IB or equivalent
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $34,500
Annual tuition fees International student place: $40,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Business Consultant, Database Coordinator, Engineer, Financial Systems / Computer Analyst, Scientific Data Analyst, Systems Analyst, Information Analyst, Information Technologist, Information and Communications Technologist, Business Analyst, Business Data Analyst, Computer Scientist, Data Analyst
Degree StructureThe 48-unit master's program normally takes four semesters of full-time study. However, credit in core courses to the value of 12 units on account of successful completion of the MicroMasters in Big Data with a minimum overall score of 65 per cent, is possible. As part of the 48 units, students are required to undertake a research project, deliver a public presentation and write a report on their research. The project is normally completed over two consecutive semesters.
Example Study PlanStudy plans are available on the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences website.
AssessmentResearch project, written assignments, practical work and/or examinations.
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Last updated: Friday, 12 Oct 2018