The course consists of core units, thesis research units, specialist elective units and general elective units. The core units of this program will allow you to explore a range of data science concepts.
Research units will allow you to complete an individual research thesis in a chosen area under the guidance of an academic supervisor. The thesis can be carried out within a university, industry, or government setting. Specialist electives will grow your knowledge in areas such as advanced research methods, decision making and biostatistics.
General elective units will allow you to study complimentary courses or explore other areas of interests.
The course stresses both the importance of theory and the application of theory in practice through projects and practical exercises.
You can study a Master of Data Science online or on campus. Access to the internet is required for distance learning, with access to high speed broadband highly recommended.
A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 160 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.
|Compulsory Core units totalling 110 credit points as detailed below:
HIT137 Software Now
HIT140 Foundations of Data Science
HIT220 Algorithms and Complexity
HIT234 Database concepts
PRT520 Principles of Computing Systems
PRT531 Business Intelligence and Data Mining
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability
PRT563 Advanced Data Management
PRT564 Data Analytics and Visualisation
PRT565 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
PRT574 Security Assessment in Software Development
Specialist Elective units totalling 10 credit points selected from one of the options detailed below:
BUS501 Decision Making
PHM553 Introduction to Biostatistics
PRT532 IT Service Management
STA510 Business Statistics
|Research totalling 40 credit points as detailed below:
PRT820 Master Thesis x 2 (20cp repeatable unit)
Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Masters Degree by Coursework AQF Level 9 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.