24 months
3300 AUD/year
3300 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Data Science program at James Cook University puts professionals who recognise the power of data and numbers ahead of the pack. Fully online, this is an innovative and technologically dynamic postgraduate course.

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

What you will study

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:

  • Data and Information: Management, Security, Privacy, and Ethics
  • Advanced Data Management and Analysis using SAS
  • Data Science and Strategic Decision Making
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning
  • Data Science Master Class

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Provider Code: 00117J 

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3300 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3300 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    3300 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3300 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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.

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!

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