Master of Data Science

University of New England (UNE)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00003G

Data is a vital asset prized by virtually every organisation worldwide, which is why skilled data scientists are in high and rising demand. Data science is one of the fastest growing – and best paid – professions. Deloitte Access Economics research indicates a data scientist with a postgraduate degree in Australia can expect toearn over $130,000 a year. Streams of data have grown so much in volume and complexity that only specialists can extract the greatest value from them in the modern workplace. Data scientists who can build intelligent systems, master intuitive processes and bring structure to vast quantities of data provide the foundations for evidence-based decision making – unlocking the potential for improvement and competitive advantage.


Students complete 96 credit points (equivalent to 16 standard units). A student's program of study and credit points for completion are determined by the qualification used as the basis for admission.


  • Introduction to Programming and the UNIX Environment
  • Data Management Systems
  • Management Information Systems
  • Software Project Management
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Algorithms in Machine Learning
  • Calculus and Linear Algebra 1
  • Introduction to Scientific Programming
  • plus more

Standard entry requirements

  • Either a Bachelor qualification in a relevant or non-relevant discipline
  • Or a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor with Honours or Masters qualification in a relevant discipline. Relevant disciplines include: Computer science, Data science, Information systems, Information Technology, Mathematics, Software engineering, Statistics.


The Master of Data Science has been granted Professional Level accreditation by the Australian Computer Society and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Online Campus International: $63,200 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
UNE Armidale (main campus) International: $63,200 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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