Harness the power of big data with the Master of Data Science. With a mix of analytics and computer science you’ll be central to business decision-making, corporate strategy and government planning.
We live in a data-driven world that’s generating huge volumes of information at ever increasing rates, via social media, financial transactions, telecommunications, and even scientific discovery.
Handling this big data is consequently a top priority for all of us, whether you’re in business, industry, government, or even individually, as citizens and consumers.
The emerging interdisciplinary field of data science combines areas of computer science with mathematical statistics and domain expertise to manage and analyse this data.
Though incorporating statistical methods, data science puts a greater emphasis on the specialised computational skills required to manage and analyse big data from sources such as social media, sensors, mobile and transaction data.
Data scientists develop the capability to derive insight and opportunity from the vast repositories of data that many organisations collect.
They help organisations in all sectors of the economy to make sense of these very large volumes of data; enabling businesses to gain a competitive edge, governments to deliver more targeted services, and research teams make new discoveries.
Data science and the analysis of big data could appeal to people from a whole range of backgrounds, such as graduates from computing, mathematics, science, engineering or health.
Despite sharing a number of courses with the Master of Analytics, the Master of Data Science has a significant core of both computer science and statistics.
This prepares graduates for a career working in a field that is driving scientific research, economic growth, public policy and corporate strategy, using cloud technologies to aid the management and analysis of very big data sets.
There are opportunities to experience an industry internship, and you will also undertake a capstone project that gives you hands-on, practical experience analysing data in a project setting.
The emphasis is on working within a corporate environment and integrating all the knowledge you’ve acquired throughout the program into a solid skills base to take into your professional life.
After being exposed to the latest theoretical and practical expertise, graduates of the Master of Data Science are expected to become influential leaders within their organisations.
It’s been called the “sexiest job of the 21st century”, but whether or not that’s true, data scientists that can manage and make sense of big data are among the most important roles in the information age.