Master of Data Science

Master of Data Science

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.

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  • Qualification:
    Master's Degree
  • Study mode:
    Online
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    14 to 24 months
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    La Trobe University
  • Location:
    Online
  • Career Outcomes:
    Data Analyst | Database Analyst | Business Analyst | Data Scientist | Machine Learning Engineer | View All

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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.

Eligibility

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

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.

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.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion, you'll receive a Master of Data Science from La Trobe University. 

Graduate with in-demand skills! In this course, you'll learn to identify and solve challenges, manage programs that analyse and process big data, or build program solutions and analytic systems from the ground up.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

The full fee for this course is approximately $32,400. 

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to assist with your fees. 

FEE-HELPYou 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, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $47,014 (2021-22 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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