In a nutshell
Solve complex business problems and make an impact. Use data science and analytics to ask the right questions, build the right programs, and create powerful solutions–no matter your professional background.
In La Trobe’s Master of Data Science course, you’ll learn how to process complex data, apply statistical modelling, and use programming languages while studying 100 per cent online.
You’ll work with real data sets from our industry partners in our virtual lab supported by Microsoft. The lab allows you to practice and perfect your skills with open-source software and platforms, programming languages, Big Data and cloud-based services, so you graduate with hands-on experience.
Choose an industry-focused specialisation in Big Data and Cloud Computing or Data Modelling and Analytics.
You can complete the course in 14 months with combined skill sets that enable you to use Big Data to identify and solve challenges, manage programs that manage Big Data, or build a program from the ground up.
As a data scientist, Payscale reports that your average salary would be AU$91,857 per year, with the top 10 per cent earning AU$129,000. With skills in machine learning, Python, R and statistical analysis, the salary is higher. A graduate diploma and a graduate certificate are also available so that managers or professionals in a technical role can better understand the foundation of data science and make evidence-based decisions.
What you’ll need
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
In this data science course, the subjects you may study include:
- Data Exploration and Analysis
- Database Fundamentals
- Introduction to Programming
- Mathematics for Data Science
- Probability and Statistics for Data Science
- Information Technology
- Professionals Practices and Entrepreneurship in Information Technology
Why La Trobe University?
For over 50 years, La Trobe University has been transforming people and societies. Ranked in the top 1% of Universities worldwide by 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and ranked as one of the best 50 universities across East Asia, South-east Asia and Oceania. La Trobe has a proud history of world-class teaching and academic research.
Throughout your studies with La Trobe you’ll see firsthand how to champion local communities, tackle the big issues of our time and work to the highest standards. As you step forward in your career, you’re able to set a new standard of excellence.
The online study experience:
At La Trobe University, online courses are designed to be flexible for the working professional. Taught by experts in their field, our courses will show you how to adapt to new situations, connect with others and take the lead.
Developed for busy professionals with personal commitments, our online courses help you take your career and leadership abilities to the next level.
Online courses feature the same course structure and opportunities that our on-campus students experience, so you’re sure to enjoy a quality education and one-on-one support. You’ll have 24/7 technology assistance, so you truly can learn when and where it’s best for you.