Increasingly in the digital age, data plays an important role in many occupations. Extracting information from data has become a science in itself, blending skill sets from mathematics, statistics and computing to help companies drive informed decision making and problem solving.
Studying this course will provide you with extensive scientific skills and methods to extract meaningful data and solve complex problems.
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Data Science at Western
Every industry benefits from the correct use of data, as it provides insights into their customers, business and environment. During this course you will learn about the various types of data, the extraction of relevant and meaningful data, as well as developing the analytical skills to turn this data into valuable insights. Throughout your studies you will learn how to efficiently identify trends, understand customers and predict behaviour, detect fraud, and identify credit risk.
Our Master of Data Science provides a strong applications focus, covering the nature of data, including Big Data and data driven investigations, as well as visual and computational analytics.
On completion of the course, you will have completed two self-guided master projects, and will graduate with the confidence and skills to draw out meaningful insights with actionable metrics.
Fees and delivery
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $31,680*
Delivery: On campus
Postgraduate Study Information
Looking for a career change? Hoping to gain a new professional qualification that will help take your career further? Or just hoping to expand your horizons? Western’s range of diverse postgraduate degrees provide you with the opportunity to diversify your skillset in a supportive and flexible learning environment that enables you to thrive in your chosen field.
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As a data science graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Data Analyst
- Data Engineer
- Data Scientist
Data Analysts extract data and use it to help companies make better business decisions. This could mean figuring out how to price new materials for the market, how to reduce transportation costs or propose new solutions to save the company money.
As a Data Scientist you will analyse data and extract meaning from it. This includes working with unstructured and structured data, data cleansing and data preparation.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.