Master of Data Science

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La Trobe University
  • Awarded by

    La Trobe University

  • Qualification

    Master's Degree

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    14 to 24 months

  • Start Date

    There are six student intakes per year, pick the start date that suits you

  • Career Outcomes

    Data Analyst | Database Analyst | Business Analyst | Data Scientist | View all

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  • In a Nutshell

    Solve complex business problems and make an impact. Use data science and analytics to ask the right questions, build the right programs, and create powerful solutions–no matter your professional background.

    In La Trobe's Master of Data Science course, you'll learn how to process complex data, apply statistical modelling, and use programming languages while studying 100 per cent online.

    You'll work with real data sets from our industry partners in our virtual lab supported by Microsoft. The lab allows you to practice and perfect your skills with open-source software and platforms, programming languages, Big Data and cloud-based services, so you graduate with hands-on experience.

    Choose an industry-focused specialisation in Big Data and Cloud Computing or Data Modelling and Analytics.

    You can complete the course in 14 months with combined skill sets that enable you to use Big Data to identify and solve challenges, manage programs that manage Big Data, or build a program from the ground up.

    As a data scientist, Payscale reports that your average salary would be AU$91,857 per year, with the top 10 per cent earning AU$129,000. With skills in machine learning, Python, R and statistical analysis, the salary is higher. A graduate diploma and a graduate certificate are also available so that managers or professionals in a technical role can better understand the foundation of data science and make evidence-based decisions.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

    • Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
  • Subject Breakdown

    In this data science course, the subjects you may study include: 

    • Data Exploration and Analysis
    • Database Fundamentals
    • Introduction to Programming
    • Mathematics for Data Science
    • Probability and Statistics for Data Science
    • Information Technology
    • Professionals Practices and Entrepreneurship in Information Technology
  • Why La Trobe University?

    For over 50 years, La Trobe University has been transforming people and societies. Ranked in the top 1% of Universities worldwide by 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and ranked as one of the best 50 universities across East Asia, South-east Asia and Oceania. La Trobe has a proud history of world-class teaching and academic research.
    Throughout your studies with La Trobe you’ll see firsthand how to champion local communities, tackle the big issues of our time and work to the highest standards. As you step forward in your career, you’re able to set a new standard of excellence.

    At La Trobe University, online courses are designed to be flexible for the working professional. Taught by experts in their field, our courses will show you how to adapt to new situations, connect with others and take the lead.

    Developed for busy professionals with personal commitments, our online courses help you take your career and leadership abilities to the next level.

    Online courses feature the same course structure and opportunities that our on-campus students experience, so you’re sure to enjoy a quality education and one-on-one support. You’ll have 24/7 technology assistance, so you truly can learn when and where it’s best for you.

  • Where will this course take you?

    Upon successful completion, you'll receive a Master of Data Science from La Trobe University. 

    Graduate with in-demand skills! In this course, you'll learn to identify and solve challenges, manage programs that analyse and process big data, or build program solutions and analytic systems from the ground up.

  • Career Outcomes

    Analysts fulfill many different roles within various businesses, depending on their specialisation and the needs of their organisation. Potential roles for trained Analysts include: Data Analyst, Business Analyst, Network or Systems Analyst, Financial Analyst, Project Analyst, Management Analyst, Program Analyst and many more.

  • Let's talk price

    The full fee for this course is approximately $32,400. 

    Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to assist with your fees. 


    You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

    This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

    Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $48,361 (2022-23 income year). 

    Find out more about government study loans here.

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To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).


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