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Master of Data Science, Master

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    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.

Overview

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

  • 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:

    86

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General 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

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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