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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. Apply to the Data Science (Professional) MSc program offered at James Cook University. 

Overview

On successful completion of the Data Science (Professional) MSc program offered at James Cook University, 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.
  • Communicate data concepts and methodologies of data science as well as the arguments and conclusions of the application of data science, clearly and   coherently to specialist and non-specialist audiences through advanced written and oral English language skills and a variety of media.
  • Critically review ethical principles, issues of data security and privacy, and where appropriate regulatory requirements and cultural frameworks to work effectively, responsibly and safely in diverse contexts.
  • Reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes to manage their professional learning needs and performance, autonomously and/or in collaboration with others.
  • Apply knowledge of research principles, methods, techniques and tools to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.

Career Opportunities

  • JCU Data Science (Professional) graduates are highly skilled specialists with invaluable professional expertise.
  • Graduates benefit from rapidly increasing job openings across the data industry and a data-driven future. You can apply data science to industrial, environmental, cultural, societal, and agricultural projects.
  • You could find work as a data scientist, data engineer, data analyst, data architect, visualisation specialist or statistician.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Data Science
  • Statistical Methods for Data Scientists
  • Data Visualisation
  • Database Systems 
  • Programming and Data Analytics Using Python
  • Mathematics for Data Scientists
  • Data Mining
  • Visual Analytics for Data Scientists using SAS

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Online: January, March, May, July, September, November

Credits

48 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.8

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 102256E 

  • AQF level 7 bachelor degree; or minimum five years relevant industry experience in IT or Data Science/Data Analytics; or equivalent
  • US: Satisfactory completion of one year at a recognised university with a minimum GPA of 2.8.
  • Germany: Successful completion of six months of study at a recognised German university with an overall grade of Pass or successful completion of Abitur, Fachhochschulreife or Reifezeugnis.
  • Sweden: Successful completion of Upper Secondary School or Kommunal vuxenutbildning with a minimum GPA of 12.
  • Norway: Successful completion of at least six months of study at a recognised higher education institution in Norway; or successful completion of Norwegian Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skolen with a minimum GPA of 3.5.
  • Denmark: Successful completion of one semester of study at a recognised higher education institution with an overall grade of Pass (average of D).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34960 AUD/year
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  • National

    28160 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28160 AUD per year during 24 months.

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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