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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Master of Data Science

  • Masters (Coursework)

Become job-ready and prepared to tackle complex data science challenges and play a leading role in the future development of data science solutions globally.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time
Course Code
5660, 092454G
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$45,120 per year / $90,240 total

About this course

This is the most comprehensive data science program in Australia, combining high-level analytical and technical skills with industry-specific knowledge and essential professional attributes. It's also one of the few programs in the world to offer you a cross-disciplinary education with direct industry contact and practical experience in the exciting field of data science.

You'll study advanced topics from computing, statistics and mathematics, and your choice of electives from business, finance, health or science. Across the program, you'll learn how to make informed decisions in data-intensive environments.

You'll use relevant big data tools and technologies and develop essential knowledge about the ethical use of data, legal considerations, communication and more. In your final year, you'll also complete projects relevant to industry.

Since data underpins the digital economy, there are enormous opportunities for data scientists to revolutionise the way we work, live and communicate. With a Master of Data Science you'll be expertly prepared to work in Australia or overseas across a large number of industry sectors, government agencies and high technology companies, as well as consulting and market research firms.

State-of-the-art facilities

The school is home to facilities including a big data lab with relevant tools and technologies; more than 400 Windows, Unix and Apple workstations; more than 20 specialist computer labs (including 10 with 24-hour access); and a university-wide 802.11ac Wi-Fi network.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Benefit from the most comprehensive data science program in Australia.
  • Study advanced topics from computing, statistics and mathematics.
  • Learn how to make informed decisions in data-intensive environments.
  • Graduate with a combination of high-level technical skills and a capacity for creative and disruptive thinking.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Market researcher
  • Data scientist
  • Risk analyst
  • Supply chain analyst
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Data miner
  • Big data engineer
  • Portfolio manager
  • Actuarial and analytics consultant
  • Software developer