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Master of Data Science

Master of Data Science (MADS)

Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
  • Toowoomba
  • 2 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Jan, May, Sep


  • Be at the forefront of a data-driven world with UniSQ’s Master of Data Science. Graduate with the skills you need to help organisations to extract new insights from raw data – insights which inform the development of new products, improved services and new businesses. 
  • Work independently and collaboratively to apply key ICT and data science technologies and programming skills to interpret major theories and critically investigate and solve contemporary core issues in a global market. 
  • Tailor your degree to your career aspirations and study a general Enterprise Data Science stream or focus your learning with one of two specialisations – Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, or Data Analytics.  
  • Choose from two different pathways of research in your masters degree – the research project track (develop a thesis in an independent project) or the research training track (gain specialised skills to prepare for a professional career).  
  • This masters degree is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS), giving eligibility for ACS membership, and recognition by ACS for certification. 
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Is a Master of Data Science worth it?
The IT industry has been identified as having a significant shortage of qualified professionals. Now is the ideal time to embark on an exciting career that is ever-changing and in demand across a large variety of industries within government, private sectors and internationally. 
Why study a Master of Data Science?

When you study a Master of Data Science at UniSQ, you will enhance your key transferrable skills such as communication, leadership, teamwork, collaboration and critical thinking, giving you a solid foundation in the IT industry.

By participating in research projects/ training during your Master of Data Science study, you’ll learn about meaningful real-world data science experiences that you can use to positively impact our increasingly data reliant world. 

What are the entry requirements for a Master of Data Science?

The entry requirements to study a Master of Data Science will vary depending on the education provider you choose.

At UniSQ you need to have a 3-year bachelor degree from an Australian university or a minimum of 5 years’ professional work experience.

If you don’t meet the entry requirements, UniSQ offers a number of bachelor degrees as a pathway to UniSQ’s Master of Data Science online in Australia or on-campus. 

For further information on entry requirements, please view the entry requirements section of this page. 

What can you do with a Masters in Data Science?

If you enjoy analysing data, analytical challenges and want to build on your existing skill set to advance in your career, a Masters in Data Science may be for you. By studying data science, you can open the door to an array of job opportunities, including:

  • Business Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • IT Manager.

If you want to continue to enhance your Information and Communication Technology knowledge, you can use your Masters in Data Science degree at a stepping-stone into a PhD.

Is a Master of Data Science right for me?

Are you passionate about all things data including correlating, reading and interpreting data? If so, a career in data science may be right for you. By using modern tools and techniques you will have the knowledge and skills needed to find patterns and derive meaning from data which influence business decisions within your organisation.

A research masters is a good option if you want to contribute to the development of new knowledge through the completion of data science research project. It is also likely to assist you with career progression or launching into the job change you may be considering. 

Why study a Master of Data Science with UniSQ?
  • UniSQ’s Master in Data Science is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS), giving eligibility for ACS membership, and recognition by ACS for certification.
  • Tailor your learning experience to suit your interests and career goals. You can choose from two different research pathways with UniSQ’s Master of Data Science – a research project or research training.
  • Study our Master in Data Science online or on-campus. Regardless of how you choose to study, you’ll experience the same level of support and opportunity to connect with others.