Masters Degree (MS) in Data Science and Big Data Analytics in Australia

Best Universities in Australia for Data Science & Analytics Courses

 
With the world turning out more data than it can chew, there has been a steadily increasing demand for experts who can handle it. Specialized personnel who can find their way through the data maze are called Data Scientists and the field, Data Science.

In Australia, businesses have been hiring these scientists with a meaty $200,000 salary. After all, the world economy is becoming digital and we need trained data driven decision makers.

The current market has Data Scientists who are essentially trained in interdisciplinary fields with concentration in Statistics, Mathematics, and Computer Programming. The majority of the expertise is gained on the job. But many mainstream universities are catching up to the accelerating demand to establish new age degrees, or certifications, for students eager to find themselves in the hot seat.

In this article, we have gathered some of the known programs offered by Australian universities, irrespective of degree ranking.
 

MS in Data Science/ Big Data Analytics in Australia

1) Australian National University

Degree: Master of Applied Data Analytics

Department: College of Engineering and Computer Science

Duration: 1.5 years

Requirement: Have to be Australian citizen/permanent resident, New Zealand citizen, dual citizen of Australia and New Zealand, or an Australian humanitarian visa holder.

Tuition: ~$23,000 for domestic students (in USD)

Courses here
 
2) Charles Sturt University

Graduate Certificate in Data Management

Requirements: Only for Australian and New Zealand students
 
3) University of Sydney

Master of Data Science

Requirement: Australian Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with 65% score, University of Sydney Graduate Certificate in Data Science, or an international degree subject to determination based on country, institution and qualification.
 
4) Western Sydney University

Master of Data Science

Requirement: Open to international students. Must have completed Bachelor’s in any discipline.
 
5) University of Southern Queensland

Degrees:

Master of Science Specialization Applied Data Science – Research Track/ Professional Studies Track

Duration: 2 years or part time equivalent for total 16 units of coursework

Fees: $15,000 for domestic per year

For scholarships and international fees see here

Requirement: Introductory knowledge of Computer Programming. International Students require an IELTS score 6.5 or more

Diploma of Science in Applied Data Science

Duration: 1 year or part time equivalent for total 8 units of coursework

Fees: $18,000. For scholarships, loan and international fee information see here

Requirement: Bachelor’s from a recognized university. International Students require an IELTS score 6.5 or more

Certificate of Science in Applied Data Science

Duration: 6months or part time equivalent for total 4 units of coursework

Fees: $9,000 for domestic. For scholarships, loan and international fee information see here

Requirement: Bachelor’s from a recognized university. International Students require an IELTS score 6.5 or more
 
6) University of Melbourne

Master of Data Science

Duration: 2 years full time

Course Structure here

Tuition details here

Requirement: Undergraduate degree in relevant field like Computer Science, Data Science or Statistics with 65% minimum score. International students need IELTS, TOEFL, Pearson Test of English or Cambridge English: Advanced/Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)
 
7) La Trobe University

Master of Data Science

Duration: 2 years full time

Fees: $23,000

Requirement: Undergraduate from recognized university in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering or Science with major in Mathematics or Statistics
 
8) Monash University

Master of Data Science – Data Science Track (broader range of data science topics) or Advanced Data Analytics Track (In depth and machine learning)

Duration: 2 years full time/ 4 years part time for full 96 points course structure (Entry Level 1)

1.5 years full time/ 3 years part time for 72 points course structure (Entry Level 2)

1 year full time/ 2 years part time for 48 points course structure (Entry Level 2)

Course Structure: Details here.

Fees: $23,000 per 48 points

Requirement: Australian undergraduate in relevant field of business, engineering, Science with an IT major, Mathematics or Statistics with greater than 55% score.

Alternative Degrees:

Graduate Diploma of Data Science
 

List of universities in Australia that offer courses in Data Science and Big Data Analytics

 
As for more resources for data expertise, here are some tabulated below. It would advisable for you to research individual universities, speak with current students in forums, and groups, and investigate career opportunities in more detail.
 

University Course in Data Science
University of Canberra Data Analytics and Business Intelligence – Postgraduate Level
Macquarie University Master of Data Science
University of New England Bachelor of Computer Science with Data Science Major
University of New South Wales Master of Information Technology with Data Science and Engineering Major
Coursework here
University of Newcastle School of Engineering and Computing
Relevant Courses:
Big Data Analytics
Big Data
University of Technology Sydney Analytics and Data Science
Charles Darwin University Data Science Specialization for Master’s and PhD
Bond University Business Analytics and Big Data
Data Science
Griffith University Advanced Analytics
University of Queensland Australia Master of Data Science
Carnegie Mellon University Australia Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
University of South Australia Postgraduate in Data Science
Master of Data Science
Graduate Diploma in Data Science
Graduate Certificate in Data Science
University of Tasmania Computing and Information Systems
Courses: Data Analytics and Introduction to Data Science
Deakin University Master of Data Analytics
Federation University of Australia Faculty of Science and Technology – Information Technology
Big Data and Analytics – Bachelor’s Specialization in IT
RMIT University Master of Data Science
Swinburne University of Technology List of Data Science Specializations
List of Data Analytics Specializations
Victoria University Introduction to Data Analytics
Curtin University Undergraduate Courses in Data Science
University of Western Australia Master of Data Science

 
By no means is the list comprehensive and with more and more departments joining the club of producing data experts, we might be looking at a future of an overwhelming number of universities to keep track of. So the final research is your onus. Consider this the starting point.

Meanwhile please take the time to read the following articles to lay the ground work of becoming a data connoisseur.

Cheers!