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Data Science (Applied) (Online)

32 months
24000 AUD/year
24000 AUD/year
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The Data Science (Applied) (Online) program from University of Adelaide comprises fifteen courses, separated into three stages. There is the option to study the graduate certificate, the graduate diploma and the masters separately.


Your data science online learning experience

  • 100% online learning, on your terms

Tap into your unique analytical and inquisitive mindset during interactive online lessons and self-paced activities. Go as fast as you want and study around your current employment or side projects. 

  • Sharpen your focus

Upskill faster by completing one subject every six weeks, before enjoying a two-week break. This structure allows you to gain a new practical skill every six weeks so you can boost your performance at your current role or start your career move sooner. 

  • Support when you need 

You’ll have access to our expert enrolment advisors to help you navigate any challenges you face throughout your studies. Our advisors have a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will complement your learning style and support requirements.

What skills will you gain?

Through the Data Science (Applied) (Online) program from University of Adelaide, you will experience:

  • extracting meaningful information by manipulating real-world, messy datasets with Python and R
  • using best-in-class tools, techniques and theories 
  • fail-safe communication tactics 
  • the strategic impact of data science within various industry contexts
  • technical data practice and management 
  • how to follow ethics, codes of conduct and other standards.

Career opportunities

A University of Adelaide 100% online Master of Data Science (Applied) qualification is the first step towards a new, dynamic career. 

Data Science skills are transferable to virtually any industry: big companies, the public sector and innovative startups are all offering data scientists competitive salaries to help them unlock the way forward. 

Perhaps you want to use data to improve operational performance or to uncover new exciting opportunities. The choice is yours. Course content covers an exciting array of data from multiple sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human and ethical factors in computer science
  • Data taming, modelling and visualisation
  • Computer sciences: Python A
  • Applied data science
  • Computer sciences: Python B
  • Applications of data science

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 32 months

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Academic requirements

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General requirements

CRICOS Provider Number 00123M

To be eligible for the 100% online Master of Data Science (Applied) and the Graduate Diploma in Data Science (Applied) you will need to meet both of the following entry requirements: 

  • A completed bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.5 (7.0 GPA scale).
  • Successfully completed SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods (or equivalent) during Senior Secondary School.
It’s important to have a solid grasp of core mathematical concepts before undertaking a data science program as almost all of the techniques are underpinned by maths. If you didn’t complete your higher education in South Australia, refer to the table to see the equivalent programs per state.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 64000 AUD for the full programme during 32 months.
  • National

    24000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 64000 AUD for the full programme 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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