24 months
3520 AUD/module
3520 AUD/module
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The Data Science MSc program offered at James Cook University is designed to put professionals who recognise the power of data and numbers ahead of the pack. The JCU Master of Data Science is backed by an Industry Advisory Board, made up of data science and tech leaders from across Australia with extensive experience both domestically and abroad. 


Program Highlights

  • Develop fundamental skills in data science.
  • Open up your career opportunities.
  • Build your portfolio.
  • Gain skills in SAS, Python, R and more.
  • Fast-track your career with 100% online study. 
  • Be supported by a dedicated Student Success Advisor.

Career opportunities

The field of data science continues to grow, and studying the Data Science MSc program offered at James Cook University will give you an edge in this diverse industry. Upon successfully completing a Data Science program at James Cook University, you will have the skills and expertise to succeed in roles like:

  • Data Scientist
  • Business Analyst
  • AI Developer
  • Machine Learning Specialist
  • Data Analyst
  • Chief Information Officer

According to Seek, the most common salary for a Data Scientist is $130,000¹. The Talent Data Science & Analytics Market Snapshot & Salary Guide states the most in-demand skills in this field include programming languages like SQL, Python and R, business analytics and machine learning², all of which you will learn in JCU Online’s Master of Data Science.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Data Science Master
  • Advanced Data Management and Analysis using SAS
  • Data Science and Strategic Decision Making 
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details
  • Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sept, Oct (6 chances in a year to start the course) 


12 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 00117J 

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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3520 AUD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3520 AUD per module during 24 months.
  • National

    3520 AUD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3520 AUD per module during 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.

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