There is a significant and ongoing growth in the demand for Data Scientists globally. Data Science is an exciting new area of study that is applicable in a large number of industry sectors such as health, energy, finance, manufacturing, as well as in government. The Data Science program at UQ will be the first in Australia to offer an advanced level of computing, statistics, mathematics and business knowledge applied in industry, government, social and scientific contexts and balanced with essential attributes relevant to data science including the ethical use of data, legal considerations for data science, business communication, hands-on experience with relevant big data tools and technologies, and creative and disruptive thinking applied to complex problems. Graduates from this program will be well-equipped to tackle complex data science challenges and play a leading role in the future development of data science solutions globally.
A limited number of Commonwealth supported places (CSPs) are offered for this program in 2018 on the basis of academic merit. Once all CSPs have been exhausted, offers may be made on a tuition fee paying basis. Allocations of CSPs for postgraduate programs commenced in 2019 are yet to be determined by the Australian Government.