Master of Data Science Mid-Year Entry

Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 2 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM203
CRICOS 094326M

A competitive edge in data science

Big data and data science is an emerging area of necessity for many fields—from science and engineering to economics and digital humanities.

Our Master of Data Science explores how data is changing our world. We give you the knowledge and skills to contribute in the areas you care about.

What will you do?

  • Undertake a specialised introductory IT program in your first semester.
  • Build core skills in programming, mathematics and data science.
  • Learn how data science techniques can drive changes in organisations, industries and communities.
  • Advance your abilities in chosen areas of interest.
  • Combine and apply your learning in a significant project.

Where could it take you?

You might help big businesses use data to make more informed decisions in the face of uncertainty. You could analyse data from apps to drive UX updates. Perhaps you’ll come up with innovative management systems as a data architect.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 3CM203
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Graduate Entry 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 Big Data MicroMastersi?? program with a minimum overall score of 65 percent.

    Prerequisites University level Maths IB or equivalent.

    Please note: From Semester 2, 2019 onwards, the subject prerequisite will be SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods (or equivalent).

    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM203

    International applicants

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    Admissions information

    CRICOS 094326M
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    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 Big Data MicroMasters ? program with a minimum overall score of 65 percent.
    Prerequisites
    Australian Year 12 University level Maths IB or equivalent.

    Please note: From Semester 2, 2019 onwards, the subject prerequisite will be SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods (or equivalent).

    International Qualifications University level Mathematics IB or equivalent

    From Semester 2, 2019 onwards, the subject prerequisite will be SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods (or equivalent)
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $35,000

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $42,000

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Potential careers

    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 Structure

    The 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 Plan

    Assessment

    Research project, written assignments, practical work and/or examinations.
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  • Further Information

    Further enquiries
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Last updated: Friday, 5 Apr 2019