What will I learn?

The Master of Data Science and Innovation is a world-leading program of study in analytics and data science.

Taking a trans-disciplinary approach, the MDataScInn utilises a range of perspectives from diverse fields and integrates them with industry experiences, real-world projects and self-directed study, equipping graduates with an understanding of the potential of analytics to transform practice. The course is delivered in a range of modes, including contemporary online and face-to-face learning experiences in UTS' leading-edge facilities.

Work experience/industry placement is an important component of the course.

This course has been developed as a response to a global talent gap for people with data science knowledge, as identified and reported by the McKinsey Global Institute study (2011). The study predicted a shortfall of nearly 200,000 data scientists by 2018 and 1.5 million managers with the capability to make decisions using big data for the United States alone.

The dramatic growth of data in every conceivable industry from oceanography to market research presents another major driving force in generating unprecedented global demand for a data science skills.


The course prepares students to participate in a variety of emerging careers with the growth of data science; the data griot, data analyst, data artist, data journalist, mobile behaviour analyst, data-driven policy expert, advertising insight and online community manager to name a few. While other offerings also provide the basis for these careers, this course provides an additional level of expertise, targeting professionals who have the desire to lead teams and organisations at the chief executive level.

Which department am I in?

UTS: Analytics and Data Science



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,650.00 (US$ 25,899) per year
Fee per session: AUD $18,825

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

Start date

22 July 2019


University of Technology Sydney - UTS

UTS Campus,

15 Broadway,


New South Wales,

2007, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For admission into most postgraduate courses, you are required to hold a recognized bachelor's degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor's degree. Your academic performance at the bachelor's level will be considered as part of your application assessment. In some instances, you may also require relevant work experience and/or research experience. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic) - 6.5 overall, writing 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) - 79-93 overall, writing 21; PTE (Academic) - 58-64; CAE - 176-184; AE5/AE6 (PASS) - AE5.

For international students

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Previous qualifications should be in one of the following areas: mathematical sciences; computer science; physics and astronomy; engineering; accounting; banking, finance and related fields; economics and econometrics. If academic qualifications are not in these fields, the applicant must provide evidence of prior learning and demonstrated capability with quantitative data skills, key mathematical concepts and programming experience. Applicants who hold other academic qualifications may be considered on the basis of general and professional qualifications that demonstrate their potential for the course.

A minimum of three years professional/industry experience or a demonstrated equivalent is also required.

A personal statement is also required for all applications.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

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About this uni

UTS has invested AUD 1.3 billion in creating a state-of-the-art campus in the heart of Sydney’s entrepreneurial district.

  • Based in the heart of Sydney
  • No.1 young university in Australia
  • Offering AUD 30 million in scholarships
  • 24/7 security patrols on campus