Deakin University

Master of Data Science

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Deakin’s Master of Data Science prepares students for professional employment across all sectors. The sheer volume and complexity of data already at the fingertips of businesses and research organisations gives rise to challenges that must be solved by tomorrow’s graduates and modern organisations are placing increasing emphasis on the use of data to inform day-to-day operations and long-term strategic decisions. Throughout your studies you’ll gain the technical skills to harness the power of data through artificial intelligence and machine learning to develop innovative solutions to the important challenges being faced by industry and governments. With a growing demand for data specialists in every sector, you’ll be able to help organisations manage risk, optimise performance and add a competitive advantage through the increasing volumes of data collection.

Structure

The sheer volume and complexity of data already at the fingertips of businesses and research organisations gives rise to challenges that must be solved by tomorrow’s graduates. With modern organisations placing increasing emphasis on the use of data to inform day-to-day operations and long-term strategic decisions, Deakin’s Master of Data Science equips you for a career in this fast-growing sector.Throughout your studies you will gain the technical skills to harness the power of data through artificial intelligence and machine learning. Use your insights to develop innovative solutions to the important challenges being faced by industry and governments. With a growing demand for data specialists in every sector, you’ll be able to help organisations manage risk, optimise performance and add a competitive advantage through the increasing volumes of data collection.

Subjects

  • Data science
  • Database and information retrieval
  • Machine learning
  • Web Technologies and Development
  • Web Technologies and Development
  • Bayesian Learning and Graphical Models
  • Deep Learning

Standard entry requirements

  • To be eligible for entry, applicants must have: 1 year full time (2 years part time) – 8 credit points
  • Admission is based on: Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and two years relevant work experience OR
  • Bachelor Honours Degree in a related discipline OR
  • Graduate Certificate of Data Analytics OR
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.1.5 years full time (3 years part time) – 12 credit points
  • Admissions is based on: Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline and two years relevant work experience OR
  • Graduate Certificate of Information Technology OR
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent. 2 years full time (4 years part time) – 16 credit points
  • Admissions is based on: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline OR
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. To be eligible for admission to this program, applicants must meet the course requirements.All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Study pathways

Alternative entry or exits: Graduate Certificate of Data Science, Graduate Certificate of Data Analytics. Exit only option: Graduate Diploma of Data Analytics.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud(online) Yes
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years
Melbourne Burwood Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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