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. Gain strong career planning insights and build critical enterprise skills through the Professional Employability Program.

Five stars

for learner engagement* *Good Universities Guide 2021, PG Science & Maths

Next-level networking

Make industry connections

Increase your expertise

Gain skills essential to many industries


Online study is only available to off-shore students


  • Online: January, March, May, July, September, November
  • Cairns: February, July



+estimated annual tuition fee

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible


2 years full-time

2 years, 8 months part-time for online study

Entry Requirements

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



Course detail

Real stories

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    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), SAS and