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What will I learn?

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.

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.

Career possibilities

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

Which department am I in?

Science and Mathematics

CRICOS

092454G

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$45,120.00 (24,44,204) per year
The UQ COVID-19 Offshore Online Study Tuition Fee Rebate is a 12.5 per cent rebate on the tuition fees payable for Semester 1, 2021 by full fee paying international coursework students who are unable to come to Australia due to the Australian government border controls.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected May 2022

More details

Start date

Expected July 2022

Venue

The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus,

THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND,

Queensland,

4072, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a Degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor’s degree in engineering (in the relevant field of study for which they wish to enrol) with a GPA of at least 5.0 on a 7 point scale. English Language Scores: IELTS: Overall Band Score of 6.5 AND a minimum score of 6 in each sub-band of Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening; TOEFL (Internet-Based-iBT): Overall score 87 with a Writing score of 21 and Reading, Speaking and Listening scores of 19; TOEFL (Paper-based): Overall score of 570 and a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE) and 54 in Listening and Reading; PTE: Overall score of 64 with 60 in each communicative skills section; CAE/CPE: Overall Cambridge English Scale (CES) score of 176 with a minimum score of 169 in each skill; BE: A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all four macro skills.

For international students

Degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree in Mathematics or Statistics or Computing or related discipline, a GPA of at least 5.0 on a 7 point scale.

Related disciplines include but are not limited to Information Technology, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Actuarial Studies.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19. TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5. Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands. BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills. CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands. OET is not accepted.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland is a world top 50 university, home to a community of 53,600 students from over 142 countries.

  • UQ’s Faculty of Science is one of the largest in Australia
  • Offers one of the widest choices of disciplines in Australia
  • Students can tailor their studies around their goals
  • Students enjoy access to 2,300+ teaching and research labs