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Master of Applied Data Science

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Study load

20-24 hours per week



Start dates

January 2024

Earn a globally recognised online master’s degree.

Tap into hidden insights. Leverage the power of data.

In the information age, professionals with the skills to uncover insights in large volumes of data and apply them to actionable solutions are essential to organisations.

Designed by globally-renowned data scientists, the Master of Applied Data Science introduces you to data science foundations (including databases, mathematical foundations and algorithms) to set you up for success in advanced topics such as data exploration, data wrangling and big data processing.

Our program bridges the gap between data analytics theory and practice, with a focus on job readiness. As you build your expertise in advanced data science topics, you’ll also have the chance to put it into action in an analytics-focused professional development project.

What you will learn 
  • Data analytics and visualisation
    Apply data exploration, data mining, python programming and machine learning tools to apply data science theory to practice.
  • Data in context
    Understand the community impact of data analysis, including ethical and legal issues, and privacy and security norms regarding the practice of data science.
  • Data science application
    Plan and develop a project using knowledge of the data science lifecycle. Investigate, analyse, document and share the requirements and issues in developing data analysis capabilities within the context of a global organisation.
For more details about the program’s structure and learning outcomes, get in touch with an adviser.

Course code: C6012

Build your foundation in applied data science.

• Introduction to databases
• Mathematical foundations for data science and AI
• Algorithms and programming foundations in Python

These units draw on best practice and research to bring you deeper into data analytics.

• Introduction to data science
• Data wrangling
• Statistical data modelling

Choose four of the following units to build specialist knowledge in an area of data science.

• Data exploration and visualisation
• Machine learning
• Data in society
• Applied data analysis
• Data processing for big data
• Data analysis for semi-structured data

You will work through professional or scholarly tasks to contribute to a professional portfolio.

• Applied practice 1
• Applied practice 2

An Australian bachelor’s degree in a cognate discipline or an equivalent qualification and achieved an Australian Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 or an equivalent Grade Point Average as determined by the faculty.

*Cognate disciplines include: IT, Computer Science, Data Science, science, economics and econometrics.

University entry requirements

To be considered for a course at Monash University, you must meet the minimum entry requirements.

Applicants with overseas tertiary qualifications are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Your undergraduate university or college qualifications will be evaluated based on the NOOSR categorizations.

English language requirements

For entry to Monash University, you must meet the minimum English language requirements. You can do this by completing one of the qualifications listed.


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If you need help understanding the above entry requirements, one of our dedicated academic advisers will be happy to assist you. Contact us at +91 892 970 0398 or email .

Monash University believes in eliminating barriers to receiving top-quality international education. That’s why we strive to offer all of the benefits of a Monash degree to online learners in India at affordable rates and with various payment options to meet your budget and needs.

For more details on the cost of your program of interest and your payment options, please reach out to an adviser for a 1:1 consultation or call on +91 892 970 0398.

Industry insights

A Master of Applied Data Science will provide you with a diverse skill set to land in-demand roles such as:

  • business analyst
  • data architect
  • data engineer
  • data modeler
  • data scientist
  • machine learning engineer
  • software engineer.
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4.1 out of 5 stars - Data scientists report very high job satisfaction.


27.7% growth in job opportunities is expected for data scientists over the next 5 years.

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Data scientist is one of the top emerging jobs around the world – and the demand is only growing.

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Now accepting applications for the January 2024 term