Master of Data Science
Prepare for the career of the future.
La Trobe's Master of Data Science will give you the technical and practical expertise needed for a rewarding career interpreting and working with data. Developed in partnership with researchers and industry, you can choose from three data-discipline streams. Be set to master the data for any issue, in any industry.
Study advanced subjects in computer science, mathematics and statistics, then choose one of:
· Big data and cloud computing
o Work at the forefront of the Big Data and cloud industries by using your scientific data findings to help organisations plan strategically.
o Big Data and cloud computing are ever-evolving fields, so the demand for specialists is only set to increase.
· Analytical science
o Develop a high level of proficiency in data-analysis, modern statistical software, meta-analysis, analysis of repeated measures data and models for bioinformatics.
o Choose elective subjects such as advanced statistics, health sciences and business and computing technologies.
o Learn about the collection, classification, storage and analysis of biological and biochemical information using computers – specifically in relation to molecular genetics and genomics.
The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.
Data science is a highly-employable field with a global demand. As a graduate, you can expect to find work as a:
· Data scientist
o Identify, vet, gather and analyse data.
o Use visualisation tools to present your findings clearly.
o Work individually and in teams to provide support to business operations, marketing and management.
o Help improve data collection and strategy.
o Develop methods of research and analysis in relation to biological data.
o Work in teams and individually to find solutions to problems.
o Cleanse, organise and maintain data sets.
o Present your findings and information to relevant stakeholders.
· Machine-learning engineer
o Use your detailed understanding of machine learning, big data, cloud technology and mathematics to create efficient and effective machine learning solutions.
· Business intelligence analyst
o Design, script and build business intelligence solutions for business intelligence.
o Create data models, reports and conduct security analysis.
o Provide statistical support to management and stakeholders.
o Design, analyse and report on statistical data.
o Improve data collection and storage.
Tuition Fee: AUD $35,400 per year
Academic entry requirement
Minimum 65% in Bachelor's degree.