Data Science and Innovation

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 32.5 k / Year(s) Deadline: Dec 15, 2024
160 place StudyQA ranking:7831 Duration:2 years

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The Master of Data Science and Innovation is a world-leading program of study in analytics and data science.

Taking a transdisciplinary approach, the course utilises a range of perspectives from diverse fields and integrates them with industry experiences, real-world projects and self-directed study, equipping graduates with an understanding of the potential of analytics to transform practice. The course is delivered in a range of modes including contemporary online and face-to-face learning experiences in UTS's leading-edge facilities.

Work experience/industry placement is an important component of the course.

This course has been developed as a response to a global talent gap for people with data science knowledge, as identified and reported by the McKinsey Global Institute study (2011). The study predicted a shortfall by 2018 of nearly 200,000 data scientists and 1.5 million managers with the capability to make decisions using big data in the United States alone.

The dramatic growth of data in every conceivable industry, from oceanography to market research, presents another major driving force in generating unprecedented global demand for data science skills.

Year 1

  • Data Science for Innovation
  • Statistical Thinking for Data Science
  • Data, Algorithms and Meaning
  • Select 12 credit points from the following:
  • Electives (Data Science and Innovation)
  • iLab 1

Year 2

  • Project Managing Data Driven Solutions
  • Data Visualisation and Narratives
  • Data Driven Decision Making
  • Select 12 credit points from the following:
  • Electives (Data Science and Innovation)
  • iLab 2
  • Successful completion of at least one full-time year at bachelor's degree level at a recognised university or tertiary institution.
  • Previous qualifications should be in one of the following areas: mathematical sciences; computer science; physics and astronomy; engineering; accounting; banking, finance and related fields; economics and econometrics. If academic qualifications are not in these fields, the applicant must provide evidence of prior learning and demonstrated capability with quantitative data skills, key mathematical concepts and programming experience.
  • A minimum of three years professional/industry experience or a demonstrated equivalent is also required.
  • The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184
  • Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.


Managed by the Australian Government‘s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), these scholarships help students gain tertiary qualifications that will allow them to contribute to the development needs of their home countries.


Funded by the Department of Education and Training, Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarships offer funding for highachieving international students who have been accepted to study a Master’s or PhD at UTS. You must gain admission to UTS before applying for this scholarship and must be from a partner country with links to the Endeavour Program.


UTS International is offering scholarships for commencing international students enrolling in postgraduate coursework programs in 2016. These are awarded solely on
the basis of academic merit. All international students commencing a postgraduate coursework program in 2016 will be automatically considered for these scholarships. They are valued at A$2,000, to be credited towards the first semester’s tuition fees.

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