Postgraduate major

Data Science (with Dissertation)

Apply your scientific skills to build your expertise in data and business analysis, machine learning, data mining and data resources management.

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Overview

Data science is used to drive decision-making across every industry, from medical research and the food industry to airlines, customer service and artificial intelligence.

As part of your coursework, you’ll explore big data and machine learning, and how they are used by organisations of every size. You’ll learn new skills and ways of thinking as you explore data acquisition, preparation, transformation and modelling.

For your dissertation, you’ll work with your supervisor to decide on a topic and explore new approaches and the latest developments in data science.

3 reasons to study Science at Murdoch

  • Build your expertise in the expanding field of data science and machine learning.
  • 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 and machine learning 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
  • Machine Learning experts
  • 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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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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