M.Sc. Online

Data Science (Professional) Online

32 months
3520 AUD/module
3520 AUD/module
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The Data Science (Professional) Online MSc program offered at James Cook University is designed to help data scientists fast track their careers by proving their professional capability through a portfolio of real world experience. 


Program Highlights

  • Build a career-ready portfolio through capstone projects and masterclasses.
  • Develop fundamental skills in data science.
  • Open up your career opportunities.
  • 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 (Professional) Online MSc program offered at James Cook University will give you an edge in this diverse industry. Upon successfully completing a Master of Data Science with JCU, you will have the skills and expertise to succeed in roles like:

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 32 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) 


16 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Provider 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 32 months.
  • National

    3520 AUD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3520 AUD per module during 32 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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