University of Adelaide
Master's Degree + Postgraduate Unit
FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment
2.5 years part-time
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There's no doubt about it: data makes the world go round. Now more than ever, organisations and businesses in every industry depend on data to drive decision-making. That means there's never been a better time to become a data science professional! And there's no better course to help you do so than the Master of Data Science (Applied) from the University of Adelaide.
This comprehensive online Master's degree will set you on the path to career success in the data science sector. It's an applied course, which means it's based around practical, real-world learning – you'll be gaining hands-on experience by using the same tools, techniques and database systems as top data scientists around the world. Over 2.5 years of part-time study, you'll cover all the essential areas of computer and data science. You'll learn how to use machine learning tools and programming languages like Python; discover data taming, modelling and visualisation methods; brush up on necessary mathematics skills; complete an individual applied research project; and much more.
Delivered entirely online, this flexible course allows you to study in your own way through interactive online lessons and self-paced activities. You'll essentially be gaining a brand-new practical skill every six weeks as you complete each subject, so you can dive right into using your new knowledge at your current role or kickstart your next career move. Career opportunities will abound when you graduate with this sought-after qualification – so why wait? Dive into the world of data today!
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
In this information technology course, the subjects you may study include:
Studying online doesn’t mean studying alone! When you log on and learn with the University of Adelaide, you’ll be supported every step of the way.
The University of Adelaide has developed Student Life Counselling Support and a University Crisis Line, especially for online students. They are confidential and a free service available to all enrolled students to help overcome issues impacting their life and study.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Master of Data Science (Applied) from the University of Adelaide.
Graduates are prepared to seek roles in data science and analytics within a variety of sectors and environments, from startups to large companies to the public sector.
Wondering where a career in information technology could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
The full cost of this course is $61,248 (or $3,828 per course unit). Please note: the final research project is double weighted.
Students may pay fees upfront; alternatively, Australian citizens are eligible for a HELP loan.
To utilise a HELP loan, students must be enrolled by the enrolment deadline (census), and have not reached the HELP loan limit. Once offered a place in the program, you will be able to apply for a HELP loan as a part of the enrolment process.
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 $45,881 (2019-20 income year).
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