Postgraduate major

Data Science

Combine a Data Science and a Business Administration postgraduate degree to boost your industry knowledge, learn specialised skills and expand your career prospects in the field of information technology.

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Overview

The world needs data science expertise to drive decision-making across every industry, from medical research and the food industry to airlines, customer service and artificial intelligence.

In this postgraduate qualification, you’ll develop the skills and techniques you need to work with big data and learn how to make sense of complex structures and ideas in the world of business.

You’ll explore data and business analysis, data mining and data resources management. You’ll learn new skills and ways of thinking as you explore data acquisition, preparation, transformation and modelling.

You can complete units over one and a half years, or longer if you’re eligible for our part-time study options.

3 reasons to study Information Technology at Murdoch

  • Build your expertise in the expanding field of data science as you develop your business administration skills.
  • Get mentored by our data science academics who have experience solving real-world problems.
  • Learn in our IT Innovation Hub, a cutting-edge learning teaching and research facility, fitted out with the latest mixed and augmented reality equipment, operational data centre and high-performance computing capabilities.

What you’ll learn

  • Learn how to apply data science to identify and address challenges faced by an organisation.
  • Develop the skills you need to lead a team, work as part of a team and work on your own.
  • Learn a wide range of data techniques, including how to collect, record, analyse and interpret information.
  • Use creative thinking to define and resolve data science problems.
  • Develop a deep understanding of the ethics of data science and how this relates to a range of professional settings.

Your future career

When you graduate with a postgraduate qualification, you’ll have the skills and expertise you need to manage, protect and leverage big data across any industry including telecommunications, health, education, architecture, engineering, law and government. Your career options could include:

  • Data Scientist
  • Data Analyst
  • Data and Analytics Manager
  • Business Intelligence Architect

 

For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

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You can apply to start studying at the following times.
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Murdoch Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
Kaplan Higher Education Institute and Kaplan Higher Education Academy, Singapore Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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