The Graduate Diploma in Data Science and Decisions aims to produce professionals who are skilled in the manipulation and interpretation of large amounts of data.

You will develop your data skills across three key areas - mathematics and statistics, computer science and economics - and be ready to meet the extraordinary demand from employers around the world for talented data scientists.

The program features core courses in subjects such as Fundamentals of Data Science, Business Economics and Multivariate Analysis, plus electives covering topics including Foundations of Computer Science and Machine Learning and Data Mining.

The degree is taught by outstanding educators from the award-winning School of Mathematics & Statistics in the Faculty of Science, the School of Computer Science in the Faculty of Engineering and the School of Economics in the Faculty of Business.

Program Code




Total units of credit (UOC)




Why choose this degree?

Develop your skills related to the manipulation and interpretation of large amounts of data.

Who should choose this degree?

Anyone keen to take advantage of the growth in data scientist and data analyst careers.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Data scientist
  • Data analyst

Entry requirements

To gain entry to this program, students must:

  1. Have completed a Bachelor of Mathematics OR a Bachelor of Science with a major in mathematics, statistics or Computer Science OR a Bachelor of Data Science and Decisions OR a suitable cognate degree as determined by the program authority


  1. Have sufficient Mathematics and/or Statistics and/or Data Science background, as indicated by an average of 70 or above in appropriate level III university courses

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 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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