What will I learn?
UniSA is Master of Data Science gives you current knowledge of data science techniques and research. It caters for students with mathematics or an IT background, with courses tailored for both.
You will learn to analyse and visualize rich data sources, how to spot data trends, and to generate data management strategies. The coursework has been designed with industry including the Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia and the leader in business analytics software - SAS. Students also benefit from UniSA is lead role in the $88 million Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre.
The field of data science field is evolving at a rapid rate. It will continue to grow as savvy business leaders integrate analytics into every facet of their organisation. Analytics, science, data, and reasoning are becoming embedded into decision-making processes, every day and everywhere in the business world1.
Careers to consider:
big data visualizer: using visualization software to analyse data, drawing implications and communicating findings; providing input on database requirements for reporting/analytics; acquiring, managing and documenting data (e.g. geospatial); creating visualizations from data or GIS data analysis
data scientist: understanding interfaces, data migrations, big data and databases; taking the lead in processing raw data and determining the best types of analysis; mining large volumes of data to understand user behaviours and interactions; communicating data findings to IT leadership and business leaders to promote innovation
business data analyst: working with stakeholders, analysts and senior management to understand business strategy and the questions that need to be asked; identifying research needs; designing experiments and making recommendations based on results; driving complex analytics projects to support the business
information security analyst: reporting and recommendations to prevent security incidents; security control monitoring; implementing new security technology, methods and techniques; championing security best practice; reviewing systems for security risks and compliance issues
What you'll learn
You will start by developing foundation skills in data and statistics such as big data basics, statistical programming for data science, and relational databases and warehouses. You will then go on to study data analytics courses such as:
Unsupervised Methods in Analytics
You ill finish your degree with a professional project where you ill work in a structured project team, getting practical experience in modern data science techniques and practices.
Which department am I in? School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences
Students must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, to the required standard, from a recognized higher institution in Australian or the international equivalent and/or the equivalent professional work experience. English language requirements: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: Overall 6.5 (with 6.0 in Reading and Writing) obtained within the last two years, or a corresponding result via one of the alternative English language tests recognized by the University.
Applicants to the Master of Data Science will normally have:
A Bachelor degree in Information Technology; OR A Bachelor degree in Mathematics; OR Graduate Certificate in Data Science; OR Graduate Diploma in Data Science.
English Language Requirements:
IELTS score of 6.5 (with 6.0 in Reading and Writing); TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 577 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 177; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 58 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE5.
Offered by this university
Bond University offers below pathways courses for this subject Bond University College Foundation Program - Health Sciences and Medicine
Diploma of Health Sciences
A$31,500.00 (US$ 24,639) per year
26 February 2018, 25 June 2018
Mawson Lakes Campus Ground Floor - C Building, ADELAIDE, South Australia, 5001, ADELAIDE, Australia