• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Unlock a world of potential with the Master of Data Science at James Cook University and become an authority in the roaring big-data industry. Develop innovative solutions to contemporary problems in data science and mastermind database systems, programs, models, and projects.

About

James Cook University students have the advantage of learning how to apply data science skills to tropical, regional, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contexts. Benefit from industry expertise with courses taught by data scientists, SAS partnership and certification, and access to the SAS data Science Academy. Domestic students can choose to complete the Master of Data Science online.

Learn to exercise your professional judgment to suit specific circumstances and have the opportunity to complete a substantial research-based project. Your capstone project will allow you to build a portfolio to showcase your expertise.

Upon graduating, you will be across recent developments and modern challenges in data science and equipped with skills in key areas including machine learning, data mining, algorithm development, and advanced modelling.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Master of Data Science, graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply an advanced body of practical, technical, and theoretical knowledge, including understanding of recent developments and modern challenges, in Data Science and its application.
  • Retrieve, analyse, synthesise and evaluate complex information, concepts, methods, or theories from a range of sources.
  • Plan and conduct appropriate investigations of data sets by selecting and applying qualitative and quantitative methods, techniques and tools, as appropriate to the data and the application.
  • Analyse requirements, and demonstrate effective applications of appropriate computing languages and computational tools for data acquisition, queries, management, analysis and visualisation.
  • Identify, analyse and generate solutions for complex problems, especially related to tropical, regional, or Indigenous contexts, by applying knowledge and skills of data science with initiative and expert judgement.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundations for Data Science
  • Statistical Methods for Data Scientists
  • Data Visualisation
  • Database Systems
  • Data and Information: Management, Security, Privacy and Ethics
  • Big Data: Management and Processing
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning
  • Data Science and Strategic Decision Making for Business

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Duration description
      Part-time option is available for domestic students only
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

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

    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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General Requirements

CRICOS code: 099445G

  • 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

At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31200 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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