Master of Data Science (Professional)

Unlock a world of potential with the Master of Data Science at JCU and become an authority in the roaring big-data industry. Develop innovative solutions to contemporary problems in data science and mastermind database systems, programs, models, and projects.

#1 in Queensland

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SAS certified

The only online Master of Data Science in Australia to be SAS certified

5 Stars

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  • Cairns: March, September
  • Brisbane: March, July, November



^estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


2 years full-time

Entry Requirements

AQF level 7 bachelor degree; or minimum five years relevant industry experience in IT or Data Science/Data Analytics; or equivalent

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Real stories

  • JCU's Dr Kelly Trinh


    Dr Kelly Trinh

    Associate Lecturer, Statistics and Data Science

    JCU Master of Data Science students develop the knowledge and skills to work with machine learning algorithms and statistical techniques widely applied in practice. Students have hands-on experience working with a range of programming languages such as Python, R, Cloud Computation (Amazon Web Services) and SAS.