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What will I learn?


Data has the potential to transform the way business, government, science and healthcare is carried out. Conventional manual techniques, however, aren't capable of handling the deluge of data that modern systems generate. Data science, which applies specialised computational and statistical techniques to analyse such 'big data', is considered one of the key skills of the 21st century and there is a skills shortage in this field. This interdisciplinary course will enhance your skills and give you a range of technical skills necessary to work in data science across a variety of industries.


• You'll learn to apply technical skills in areas such as business and scientific applications, forensic investigation and research.

• You'll develop skills in data management on and off the cloud, machine learning, statistical modelling and a range of big data technologies that will set you apart from your competitors as you enter the workforce.

• This course is interdisciplinary across computer science, mathematics and statistics, ensuring you develop the skills to apply data science to real-world issues.

• You'll have the opportunity to choose electives in areas such as data security management and modern computational statistical methods to expand your knowledge of data science.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$39,000.00 (US$ 28,971) per year

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

Start date

21 February 2022, 25 July 2022


Macquarie University

Balaclava Road,

North Ryde,


New South Wales,

2109, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Student must have: Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent; GPA of (5.00 out of 7.00) or (3.00 out of 4.00) or overseas equivalents; Recent successful completion of specified prerequisite units at tertiary level.

For international students

AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification in a related discipline or recognised equivalent

Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent.

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


About Macquarie University

Ranked in the top 200 global universities, Macquarie University provides transformative and practical learning experiences for its students.

  • Ranked in the top 200 universities worldwide
  • Located in Sydney’s fastest-growing business region
  • Provides over 30,000 practical work placements
  • Offers a generous scholarship programme