The Master of Data Science gives you current knowledge of data science techniques and research. It caters for students with a mathematics or an IT background, with courses tailored for both.
The degrees invites you to enter the revolutionary area of big data where there is an acute shortage of data scientists. A recent McKinsey Global Institute report projects a 50 percent gap between projected demand and supply by 2018*.
Vast volumes of data are generated every day around the globe. The need to make sense of it has given rise to the revolutionary area of ‘Big Data’, and to a new career of ‘data scientist’. Data scientists find patterns, making meaning and drawing value from the seeming chaos.
You will learn to analyze and visualize rich data sources, how to spot data trends, and to generate data management strategies. The coursework has been designed with industry including the Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia and the leader in business analytics software – SAS.
Students also benefit from the University of South Australia’s lead role in the $88 million Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre.
This postgraduate degree is offered as part of a suite of three programs (graduate certificate, graduate diploma, and master). Each qualification extends to the next, so you can easily transition to a master level qualification.
CRICOS code: 079912G
*McKinsey Global Institute. Big Data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity, May 2011.
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