Overview

The two-year Master of Data Science and Decisions has been developed to train scientists to meet the current and future strong demand for data scientists and data analysts.

You will gain broad and advanced knowledge and skills in Data Science across the three areas of mathematics and statistics, computer science, and economics.

There are also four specialisations (Computational, Business, Behavioural or Quantitative Data Science and Decisions) on offer, ensuring you will attain deeper knowledge in those areas – as well as developing research and communication skills through project work.

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

8959

CRICOS Code

0101866

Total units of credit (UOC)

96

Campus

Kensington

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
  • Database and Systems Administrators
  • Business and Systems Analysts
  • Computer Network Professionals
  • ICT Security Specialists

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, AND;
  2. 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.

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Fees

2020 Indicative First Year Fee

$33,360

2020 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree

$67,110

*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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