In a nutshell
There’s no doubt about it: data makes the world go round. Now more than ever, organisations and businesses in every industry depend on data to drive decision-making. That means there’s never been a better time to become a data science professional! And there’s no better course to help you do so than the Master of Data Science (Applied) from the University of Adelaide.
This comprehensive online Master’s degree will set you on the path to career success in the data science sector. It’s an applied course, which means it’s based around practical, real-world learning – you’ll be gaining hands-on experience by using the same tools, techniques and database systems as top data scientists around the world. Over 2.5 years of part-time study, you’ll cover all the essential areas of computer and data science. You’ll learn how to use machine learning tools and programming languages like Python; discover data taming, modelling and visualisation methods; brush up on necessary mathematics skills; complete an individual applied research project; and much more.
Delivered entirely online, this flexible course allows you to study in your own way through interactive online lessons and self-paced activities. You’ll essentially be gaining a brand-new practical skill every six weeks as you complete each subject, so you can dive right into using your new knowledge at your current role or kickstart your next career move. Career opportunities will abound when you graduate with this sought-after qualification – so why wait? Dive into the world of data today!
What you’ll need
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- A completed bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.5 (7.0 GPA scale); AND
- Successfully completed Mathematical Methods (or equivalent) during Senior Secondary School.
In this information technology course, the subjects you may study include:
- Human and ethical factors in computer science
- Data taming, modelling and visualisation
- Foundations of computer sciences: Python A
- Applied data science
- Foundations of computer sciences: Python B
- Applications of data science
- Mathematics for data science
- Real data: Modern methods of finding hidden patterns
- Big data analysis and industry project
- Using machine learning tools
- Working with big data
- Business data and cyber security
- Decision sciences
- Research methods
- Data science research project
Why University of Adelaide?
As South Australia’s leading university, part of the top 1% of universities worldwide, and one of Australia’s elite Group of Eight Universities, you can trust that when you study with the University of Adelaide, you’ll be one step ahead of the pack.
Study a postgraduate course online and enjoy a flexible learning experience that allows you to study while you work and at a pace that’s convenient for you. Go on, take the next step in your career and excel with a highly regarded course from the University of Adelaide.
Studying online doesn’t mean studying alone! When you log on and learn with the University of Adelaide, you’ll be supported every step of the way.
The University of Adelaide has developed Student Life Counselling Support and a University Crisis Line, especially for online students. They are confidential and a free service available to all enrolled students to help overcome issues impacting their life and study.