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What will I learn?

You'll enter the Master of Data Science with a background in computer science or statistics (or both), and the course will be tailored to build your skills in the other discipline.

Core subjects will give you a solid grounding in data science, so you’ll have the technological and analytical abilities that are vital for managing and interpreting large, complex collections of data.

Beyond the core subjects, elective subjects give you the freedom to dive deeper into a specialist area of data science.

The Master of Data Science is a 200-point program, made up of:

  • Core statistics subjects (50 points)
  • Core computer science subjects (50 points)
  • Elective subjects (75 points), including prerequisite subjects if needed (up to 50 points), data science or professional skills subjects or a research project.
  • Capstone data science project (25 points)

Career outcomes

Our graduates go on to work as data scientists and analysts, software engineers, data infrastructure engineers, business intelligence analysts and statisticians.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

CRICOS

092791B

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$46,496.00 (24,89,079) per year
Indicative total course fee: AUD $95,316
Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

The University of Melbourne

Parkville Campus,

Grattan Street,

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3010, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Graduate coursework programs normally require the satisfactory completion of an undergraduate degree either from the University of Melbourne, another Australian institution, or a university in another country. English language requirements for Coursework degree: IELTS (academic English Only) - 6.5 overall, with written 6.5 and no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (paper-based test) - 577 + TWE 4.5; TOEFL (internet-based test) - 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13); Pearson Test of English (Academic) - 58 + no other communicative skill below 50; Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - 176 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill. English language requirements for Master of Philosophy: IELTS (academic English Only) - 7.0 overall, with written 7 and no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (paper-based test) - 600 + TWE 5.0; TOEFL (internet-based test) - 94 + (Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13); Pearson Test of English (Academic) - 65 + written communicative skill of 65 and no other communicative skill below 50; Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - 185 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.

For international students

To be considered for entry, you must have completed:

An undergraduate degree with a major in a relevant discipline (computer science, data science or statistics) with a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 65 per cent.

English language requirements:

IELTS (academic English Only): 6.5 (no band less than 6.0);
TOEFL (paper-based test): 577 +, TWE 4.5;
TOEFL (internet-based test): 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13);
Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 +, no communicative skill below 50
Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 +, no skill below 169.

Application closing date: Start-year (March) intake - apply by 31 October.

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

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