The online Master of Data Science will challenge you to go beyond mastering the technical side of data science, helping to cultivate key ethical, professional and business skills. You can choose to specialise in machine learning or data engineering and explore units of study in leadership and IT professionalism to equip you to guide strategic decision-making for key stakeholders.
You can complete the program in as little as 18 months full time or 36 months part time.
A comprehensive, rigorous course for data-driven leaders
In such a fast-growing field, you need a course that evolves and reflects the latest in data science research and encourages innovative thinking, dynamic leadership and curious collaboration.
The online Master of Data Science covers every major area of data science, IT and machine learning, as well as IT professionalism units of study to support you in becoming an expert and leader in your industry.
2 specialisations available in machine learning and data engineering
Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma available
The University of Sydney also offers a Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Data Science designed to empower you to build upon existing experience or upskill through a shorter degree to advance your career. The Graduate Certificate option is 24 credit points and the Graduate Diploma is 48 credit points. These options are also a good pathway into the Master of Data Science if you do not meet the admissions requirements for entry directly into the full course. To learn more about available options, please visit our admissions page.
The online learning environment
The University of Sydney’s Master of Data Science translates seamlessly to an online setting. Your lecturers will lead you through discussion-based tutorials on how to build intelligent systems to manage, interpret, understand and derive key knowledge to guide future technologies and applications.
As an online Master of Data Science student, you will have access to:
dedicated technical support and student services teams
exclusive on-campus resources and events
a powerful network of classmates and academics through a mix of live and asynchronous coursework
You will also participate in a capstone project to apply your learnings to a problem in your current workplace or to further explore a research topic.
If you have the equivalent of an Australian AQF Level 8 degree or above in a cognate discipline, you may be eligible for a Reduced Volume of Learning (RVL) of up to 24 credit points or 0.5 years/one semester.
*Cognate disciplines include computer science, data science, mathematics, statistics, engineering, physics, economics, finance or other disciplines that are deemed cognate by the program directors.
If you do not meet the requirements for degree admissions but have qualifications in areas such as health or education, you may apply to the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma programs.
The final application deadline for the upcoming February 2024 cohort is 15 December, 2023.
To learn more about admissions requirements, please visit our admissions page.
More and more companies are realising how important data is for their business growth and success. As an online Master of Data Science graduate, you will have highly marketable skills combined with the University of Sydney’s highly regarded reputation.
Some career opportunities you will be able to explore include:
machine learning manager.
Harness the power of big data and bold leadership
If you’re ready to broaden your skills with some of Australia’s leading researchers and drive business decision-making and research outputs, it’s time to apply to study the University of Sydney’s Master of Data Science (Online).