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Master of Data Science, Master

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Online
At James Cook University, the Master of Data Science puts professionals who recognise the power of data and numbers ahead of the pack.

About

Course Description

Delivered by leading experts with deep academic knowledge and real-world industry experience, this Master of Data Science from James Cook University provides the foundation you need to open a wealth of opportunities in a data-driven world, and progress your career.

You will study 12 to 16 online subjects, depending on your entry point. Subjects can be undertaken across any of the six study periods throughout the year. With up to six subjects on offer per year, you can choose to sit a study period out to suit your changing personal and professional schedule and circumstances.

An interdisciplinary approach means you’ll acquire relevant knowledge from across the mathematics, information technology and business domains, delivered by experts in research, academia, business and of course, data science. This varied approach delivers a flexible knowledge base and skillset, adding weight to employability. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Foundations for Data Science
  • Statistical Methods for Data Scientists
  • Data Visualisation
  • Database Systems
  • Programming and Data Analytics Using Python
  • Essential Mathematics for Data Scientists
  • Introduction to Data Mining
  • Advanced Statistical Methods for Data Scientists

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      24 - 32 months part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    86

    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:

    6.5

    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.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    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

The Master of Data Science welcomes applications from students who are able to meet the following criteria: 

  • A Bachelor degree (whilst not a prerequisite for entry, high numeracy skills equivalent to senior level mathematics that includes algebra and elementary differential calculus is assumed); OR
  • At 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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

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

    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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$3,100 per subject. FEE-HELP is available.

Funding

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