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Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Master of Data Science

Deakin’s Master of Data Science prepares students for professional employment across all sectors.  The sheer volume and complexity of data already at the fingertips of businesses and research organizations give rise to challenges that must be solved by tomorrow’s graduates.  Become a data analytics specialist capable of using data to learn insights and support decision making.

Modern organizations are placing increasing emphasis on the use of data to inform day-to-day operations and long-term strategic decisions.

Throughout your studies, you’ll learn to understand the various origins of data to be used for analysis, combined with methods to manage, organize, and manipulate data within regulatory, ethical, and security constraints. You’ll develop specialized skills in categorizing and transferring raw data into meaningful information for the benefit of prediction and robust decision-making.

As a graduate, your knowledge, skills, and competencies in modern data science and statistical analysis will be highly valued by employers seeking greater efficiencies and competitive advantage through data insights.

Campus Information

Burwood

The Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin’s largest. A short trip from Melbourne’s central business district, Burwood offers the perfect balance between city lifestyle and suburban comfort. On campus you will find impressive buildings and world-class facilities, a wide range of learning and social spaces, and a relaxed atmosphere. If you enjoy getting outdoors between classes, the Melbourne Burwood Campus also sits alongside parkland, which is great for walking, jogging and cycling.

Intakes

  • March
  • July
  • Nov

Application Processing Time in Days: 5

Application Process

Application Outcome
7 Days
Visa Application outcome
35 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Graduates of this course may find careers as data analysts, data scientists, analytics programmers, analytics managers, analytics consultants, business analysts, management advisors, management analysts, business advisors and strategists, marketing managers, market research analysts, and marketing specialists.

PSW Opportunity

  • Melbourne Campus - 2 years of Post Study Work Permit

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Admission requirements

1-year full time (2 years part-time) – 8 credit points

Admission is based on:

  • Bachelor’s Honours (AQF8) degree in a related discipline
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, plus two years of relevant work experience
  • Graduate Certificate of Data Science (or equivalent)
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

1.5 years full time (3 years part-time) – 12 credit points

Admissions are based on:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline
  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline, plus two years of relevant work experience
  • Graduate Certificate of Data Analytics or equivalent
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

2 years full time (4 years part-time) – 16 credit points

Admissions are based on:

  • Bachelor’s degree or other qualification at a higher AQF level in any discipline
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

Mandatory student checks

Any unit which contains work-integrated learning, a community placement, or interaction with the community may require a police check, Working with Children Check, or another check.

Supporting documents

When you apply to Deakin, it’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise, your application could be delayed or disallowed.

Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.

Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:

  • award certificates
  • academic transcripts
  • formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).

Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application.