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50500 AUD/year
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Offered by the University of Sydney – ranked No.1 for graduate employability in Australia – the Master of Data Science (Online) prepares you to make an impact and lead in the rapidly growing field of data technology. 


Make a meaningful impact on the future of data. With the Master of Data Science (Online) from University of Sydney, you will work closely with leading researchers in artificial intelligence and machine learning to prepare for a career as an influential data scientist.

Join the world’s most employable graduates — the University of Sydney is ranked No. 1 in Australia and No. 4 in the world for graduate employability by QS.1Choose your specialisation — we offer two specialisations so you can pursue your area of interest: machine learning or data engineering.

Complete the degree in as little as 18 months — the master’s degree can be completed full time in as little as 18 months or part time in 36 months.

Sydney prepares bold, data-driven leaders

The Data Science (Online) program from University of Sydney will challenge you to go beyond mastering the technical side of data science. Working closely with expert academics and peers, you will also develop the key ethical, professional and business skills you need to effectively lead.

Through a blend of live and asynchronous coursework, you will cultivate advanced knowledge and practical skills that will help you stand out in a rapidly evolving field.

  • Learn how to manage, understand and interpret data
  • Explore vital concepts in leadership and IT professionalism
  • Gain access to on-campus resources and events

The course includes hands-on projects that inspire collaboration and innovative thinking. The program culminates in a capstone project, during which you can further explore a research topic or apply your course learnings to help solve a challenge at your current workplace.

Whether you choose to specialise in machine learning or data engineering, the online Master or Data Science will prepare you to excel as an expert and leader in your industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The University of Sydney’s Master of Data Science translates seamlessly to an online setting. 
  • Your lecturers will lead you through discussion-based tutorials on how to build intelligent systems to manage, interpret, understand and derive key knowledge to guide future technologies and applications.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • 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

To be eligible for admission, you are required to have:

  • a three year Australian bachelor’s degree in a cognate discipline* with a minimum credit average (65 percent), or
  • the University of Sydney Graduate Diploma in Data ScienceExternal link:open_in_new with a minimum credit average (65 percent), or a qualification deemed to be equivalent, or
  • completed 24 credit points of the University of Sydney Graduate Diploma in Data ScienceExternal link:open_in_new or Graduate Certificate in Data ScienceExternal link:open_in_new with a minimum credit average (65 percent). The 24 credit points must include 12 credit points of Data Science Core units and 12 credit points of Data Science specialist elective units.
If you have the equivalent of an Australian AQF Level 8 degree or above in a cognate discipline, you may be eligible for a Reduced Volume of Learning (RVL) of up to 24 credit points or 0.5 years/one semester.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    50500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 75750 AUD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    39000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 58500 AUD for the full programme during 18 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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