24 months
37600 AUD/year
29400 AUD/year
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Learn the latest skills, and use the latest tools and resources based on industry best practice with this Data Science (Professional) program at Deakin University. A real-world, practical approach is at the heart of our postgraduate course design.  

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The sheer volume and complexity of data at the fingertips of business gives rise to challenges that must be solved by tomorrow's graduates. Modern organisations are placing increasing emphasis on the use of data to inform day-to-day operations and long-term strategic decisions. In this Data Science (Professional) course at Deakin University  you will explore the various origins of data and the methods to manage, organise and manipulate data within regulatory, ethical and security constraints.

You will develop specialised skills in categorising and transferring raw data into meaningful information for the benefit of prediction and robust decision-making. You will gain the technical skills to harness the power of data through artificial intelligence and machine learning to develop innovative solutions to the challenges being faced by industry and governments. With a growing demand for data specialists in every sector, you will be equipped with the skills to optimise performance and add a competitive advantage. 

Career outcomes 

In fiercely competitive markets where businesses are constantly striving to increase profit, reduce costs and provide exceptional customer value, the requirement for skilled data professionals is growing at a rapid pace.

Graduates of this course may find careers as data analysts, data scientists, analytics programmers, analytics managers, analytics consultants, business analysts, management advisors, management analysts, business advisors and strategists, marketing managers, market research analysts and marketing specialists. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Real World Analytics
  • Data Wrangling
  • Mathematics for Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Statistical Data Analysis 
  • Modern Data Science 
  • Bayesian Learning and Graphical Models
  • Deep Learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


16 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 107030E Burwood (Melbourne) 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline and two years relevant work experience OR
  • Graduate Certificate of Information Technology OR
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37600 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    29400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29400 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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