The Master of Decision Analytics is designed for students who want to develop a high-level understanding of the principles and practices of decision analytics and to strengthen their skills in this area. The degree allows students to acquire qualitative and quantitative decision-making tools for analysing complex operations environments and making appropriate decisions within those environments.

Program Code




Total units of credit (UOC)



UNSW Canberra

Indicative Enrolments


Why choose this degree?

Government organisations, including defence, and industry are increasingly focused on making decisions and policies based on evidence. This program will provide students with the opportunity to explore the methodologies used to gather evidence and the frameworks for good decision making.

Who should choose this degree?

This degree is intended for students working in management and policy roles in defence, government organisations and industry.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Operations Analysts
  • Organisational Strategy and Decision Analysts
  • Defence Strategy Analysts
  • Operations Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Analytical Researcher
  • Computational Problem solving Analysts

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.



2020 Indicative First Year Fee


2020 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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