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Master of Predictive Analytics

  • Qualification:

    Master's Degree

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates!

  • Awarded by:

    Curtin University

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What you'll learn

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About this course

Data plays a critical role in modern decision making, and more than ever businesses are seeking skilled professionals to help them answer the big questions. Curtin University's Master of Predictive Analytics is the only one of its kind of Australia, and equips you with the knowledge and skills to lead global decision making, analysis and risk management, and play a role in a new global economy.

In this course, you'll gain a deep understanding of data processes, including statistical analysis, probability, decision making and interpretation, and use it to guide big decisions in business. From companies understanding real-time customer choices, to trend forecasting and data visualisation, data underpins every big business decision - and with this qualification, you'll be work-force ready and in line to help guide them.

This course also offers a research project, which could be ideal for a professional seeking to deepen their knowledge or specialise their skillset.

Last modified: 19 Jan 2017


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree, or equivalent

Regardless of your chosen area of study, Curtin University also requires that you demonstrate sufficient competency in English.


Areas of study

In this analytics course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Fundamentals of programming
  • Introduction to computer systems
  • Statistical probability
  • Quantitative techniques for business
  • Statistical data analysis 1
  • Data management
  • Fundamental concepts of data security
  • Decision methods and predictive analytics
  • Organisational behaviour for managers
  • Multidisciplinary data visualisation and interpretation
  • Data mining
  • Resource operations engineering stream
  • Asset management and productivity stream
  • Finance and investment analytics stream

You may be eligible for Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.

Ranked among the top 2 per cent of universities worldwide according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities for 2016, Curtin University is a top-tier institution that puts innovation at the heart of its teaching philosophy.

Thanks to a combination of strong industry partnerships and a commitment to carrying out high-impact research, Curtin brings together some of the most respected researchers from around the globe and offers its students the opportunity to study and conduct research through more than 60 research centres, institutes and collaborations.

Curtin University’s core mission is to transform lives and communities through education. Its dedication to education access is reflected in the university’s array of scholarships and financial assistance programs, its years of experience offering courses online, and innovative initiatives such as its Autism Academy program – a program that aims to harness the unique talents of young people with Autism to provide pathways into the ICT industry.

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Curtin University offers a broad range of student support services to help you perform at your best.Online students have 24-hour access to Curtin’s online learning platform, Blackboard, where they can interact with coursework, submit assignments and collaborate with fellow students. If you encounter any technical problems, Curtin’s IT support team is contactable from 6am-11pm every day during the semester. Curtin also runs free study skills workshops and student mentoring programs on campus to help you progress through your course.

The university also provides support for online and on-campus students that extends beyond your academic studies. This includes free counseling sessions, disability support services and careers advice through its Careers Centre.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive Master of Predictive Analytics from Curtin University.

Graduates will benefit from growing demand for skilled professionals in a wide variety of industries. You'll complete this course well-placed to handle big data issues and inform decision making in industries such as mining, oil and gas, banking and finance.

Curious about where a career in business could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Resource Operations Engineer
  • Asset Manager
  • Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Operations Manager

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you choose to study in that year.

Curtin University also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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