With the rapid expansion of the data science field, and the increased reliance on data in business, government and research, there is a very real demand for data professionals who are able to identify and mine relevant data.
The Master of Data Science (Professional) is designed to help data scientists fast track their careers by proving their professional capability through a portfolio of real world experience.
Delivered 100% online by industry and academic experts, you'll graduate with an enhanced knowledge of contemporary data theory as well as a portfolio demonstrating your ability to solve real-world issues.
The unique learning platform allows you to study wherever you are, whenever you like, shaping your study to fit your schedule.
You will study 12 to 16 online subjects, depending on your entry point and recognition of prior learning. There are six subjects offered each year. Study periods are seven weeks long, with new subjects starting every second month. You are able to sit out study periods if your personal or professional circumstances demand.
Please note, the Master of Data Science (Professional) is a four subject extension of the Masters program, which gives you a professional portfolio, further proving your data science capabilities. This portfolio is designed to give you the provable experience you might normally expect to work years for - helping you fast track your ambitions. You'll also have the opportunity to gain real experience in data science by working on industry partnered projects.
An interdisciplinary approach means you'll acquire relevant knowledge from across the mathematics, information technology and business domains, delivered by experts in research, academia, business and of course, data science. This varied approach delivers a flexible knowledge base and skillset, adding weight to employability.
Want more details about these subjects? Find out more from our course guide.
JCU recognises the value of past study and real-world experience. Exemptions or credits for elective subjects will be considered on a case-by-case basis, upon submission of verifiable supporting documentation.
Contact a JCU Enrolment Advisor to discuss your circumstances and develop a tailored program of study.