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Data Science postgraduate programs

  • Open for 2017 enrolment


Become an expert in Big Data with flexible study options 

The incomprehensible volume of data generated from new advances in technologies and systems such as mobile phone interactions, social media sites, online searches, and the Internet of Things has brought about the new and exciting area of Big Data.

There is currently a shortage of data scientists globally and companies lack the talent they need to analyse big data and use it to make informed business decisions (McKinsey Global Institute). In Australia, data scientists are in high demand and those with the skills to understand both data and business can earn salaries of above $200,000 (

The University of South Australia is now offering flexible postgraduate programs in data science, including a Master of Data ScienceGraduate Diploma in Data Science and a Graduate Certificate in Data Science.

Key features

Key features of our Master of Data Science include:

  • Flexible delivery options, including online and face-to-face learning
  • Designed in conjunction with industry, including the Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia and SAS.
  • Provides graduates with the analytical and technical skills to effectively extract useful information from Big Data to support the management and operations of an organisation.
  • Learn software tools used in the industry and work on industry sourced analytics projects.
  • Professional development and built in opportunities to work on analytics projects sourced from industry.

Flexible program structure

Not sure if Master of Data Science is for you? You can start with the first four courses and earn the Graduate Certificate in Data Science, then continue to higher qualifications. Whether you secure a place in the Graduate Diploma or the Master program directly or through the Graduate Certificate, the time investment is the same thanks to the nested structure of the programs.


Flexible Learning

Flexible study options are available. You can study face to face; part-time or full-time. Not in Adelaide or have career commitments? The program is also available fully online, allowing you to maintain your career whilst studying.

Student Testimonial

After working full time for nearly 20 years, an interest in Human Machine Interaction (HMI) and statistics led Kevin Williams to study Data Science. > Read Kevin's story

Kevin Williams, Grad Dip in Data Science

Professional Recognition

The Master of Data Science has been designed with input from industry, including the Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia. The program is endorsed by SAS. Graduates will receive industry certification by SAS, and can work as a data scientist.


Career Opportunities

Data science is a high growth career and graduates will have opportunities in various industries within the private, government & non-profit sectors.

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Program Director

For more information about Data Science programs at UniSA, please contact the Program Director: Malgorzata Korolkiewicz.


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