18 months
84200 AUD/year
58600 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Data Science from The University of Western Australia gives you the knowledge and skills to understand and apply appropriate analytical methodologies to transform the way an organisation achieves its objectives, to deal effectively with large data-management tasks, to master the statistical and machine-learning foundations on which data analytics is built.

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As the rise of data science is a global phenomenon, the course prepares you for an international career. You will gain a detailed knowledge of contemporary data management and analysis technologies, including those for data collection and storage, visualisation, internet-based applications, and software project management.

You will also acquire essential skills in high performance computing.

As well as undertaking advanced units in computing and statistics, you can choose from a range of units from diverse fields and understand how to apply your data science knowledge and skills across interdisciplinary domains.

The Master of Data Science from The University of Western Australia is designed with the current and future needs of industry in mind and is ideal for graduates with a background in engineering and IT or students from other areas who wish to pursue a career in this exciting field.

Career Pathways

As the global demand for data expertise is booming and only set to grow further with the surge of big data and AI, you’ll graduate with the skills for an internationally mobile career.

The Master of Data Science prepares you for a career as a data scientist or data analyst and in roles such as: 

  • Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Statistician

You will be able to find employment in a large range of companies and organisations across the resources, finance, commerce and utility sectors. In Western Australia, Data Science graduates are required for specialised data mining within the resource sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computational Thinking with Python 
  • Relational Database Management Systems 
  • Analysis of Experiments 
  • Analysis of Observations
  • Computational Data Analysis  
  • Natural Language Processing 
  • Open Source Tools and Scripting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements


To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

  • a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent; and
  • completed ATAR Mathematics Applications, or equivalent, as recognised by UWA.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    84200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 84200 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    58600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 58600 AUD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 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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