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Charles Darwin University

Master of Data Science

Charles Darwin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00300K

The Master of Data Science will further develop your technical and analytical skills needed to manage and interpret useful insights from massive data sets. This qualification complements the following multi-disciplinary areas: computer scienceinformation technologyinformation systemsstatisticsmathematicsengineering or a program with substantial quantitative competencies.Your coursework will also include a project-based assessment allowing you to focus on what you are passionate about.


The course consists of core units, thesis research units, specialist elective units and general elective units. The core units of this program will allow you to explore a range of data science concepts. Research units will allow you to complete an individual research thesis in a chosen area under the guidance of an academic supervisor. The thesis can be carried out within a university, industry, or government setting. Specialist electives will grow your knowledge in areas such as advanced research methods, decision making and biostatistics. General elective units will allow you to study complimentary courses or explore other areas of interests. The course stresses both the importance of theory and the application of theory in practice through projects and practical exercises. You can study a Master of Data Science online or on campus. Access to the internet is required for distance learning, with access to high speed broadband highly recommended.

Standard entry requirements

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree or equivalent international qualification.

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