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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Delivered by award-winning teaching staff and leading experts with deep academic knowledge and real-world industry experience, this Masters degree provides the foundation you need to open a wealth of opportunities in a data-driven world.

The Master of Data Science degree will culminate in capstone subject, involving masterclasses and a major project. You will be embedded in industry, research and government departments where possible and required to solve complex data-driven, real-world problems, creating a portfolio that can be used to highlight skills to future employers.

An accelerated learning model makes this course one of Australia’s fastest part-time Masters in this field. Future-proof your career in the business or research arena with sought-after data science skills, acquired at a time and place that suits you.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundations for Data Science
  • Statistical Methods for Data Scientists
  • Data Visualisation
  • Database Systems

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 32 months
    • Duration description
      32 months in continuous carousel mode (48CP) for JCU Online students, 24 months full time for on-campus students; or equivalent part time
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • Completion of an AQF level 7 Bachelor degree; or
  • Five (5) years or more relevant industry experience in IT or Data Science/Data Analytics; or
  • Other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Dean, College of Science and Engineering as equivalent to the above.
  • Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 9) Guidelines for Masters degrees.

Work Experience

If a Bachelor degree is not presentAt least five years of relevant work experience in an IT or data science-related industry. Industry experience will need to include some background in computing, data analysis or programming.  Application based on relevant industry experience must be supported by a detailed CV and proof of work experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    3100 AUD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3100 AUD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    3100 AUD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3100 AUD per module and a duration of 24 months.
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