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UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND - [UQ], BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND - PROGRAMS

Brisbane, QueenslandLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1909Established Year
  38187Enrollment

Master (Data Science)

 18 months
 full time
  English
 on campus
 Course Based

$ 31,132 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • The University of Queensland offers a Master of Data Science for a duration of 18 months.
  • It is a course-based program offered on a full-time basis.
  • This program combines high-level analytical and technical skills with industry-specific knowledge and essential professional attributes.
  • Data science is one of the most in-demand professions globally program.
  • In this program, students will be expertly prepared to work in Australia or overseas across a large number of government agencies, and technology companies, as well as in consulting and market research firms.
  • The program consists of 24-course units.
  • In the final year, students will also complete projects relevant to the industry.
  • Across the program, the student will learn how to make informed decisions in data-intensive environments.
  • Students receive hands-on training and experience to be job-ready and well-aligned with industry demands and expectations.
  • The School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering is home to experts in Big Data Infrastructure research, who examine the storage, exploration, and analysis of big data in business and scientific contexts. 
  • The school of data science provides many facilities including a big data lab with relevant tools and technologies, more than 400 Windows, Unix and Apple workstations, and more than 20 specialist computer labs. 
  • Placements/Job opportunities after the Master of Data Science are Data Engineer, Data Manager, Computer Systems Analyst, Software Developer, etc.
  • The average salary goes up to 82,100 USD after completing this program.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration18 months
Fees$ 62,264 for 18 months
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Semester1 (Deadline - Feb 24)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
ExamsGRE
Program Urlhttps://future-students.uq.edu.au/study/program/Master-of-Data-Science-5659

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must complete a degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor's degree in Mathematics or Statistics or Computing or related discipline from a recognized university.
  • The related disciplines include Information Technology, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Actuarial Studies.
  • GPA of at least 5.0 on a 7 point scale is required to be eligible for this program.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed a 4-year bachelor's degree from a recognized institution.
  • Students must hold a GPA of 4 (60%) on a 7 point scale.

Submission of GRE scores is required for this program, the recommended GRE score is 300+ for a better chance of admission.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.


Required Document List

Following are the required documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements or awards, publications, relevant work, or volunteer experience.
  • UQ Online Applications: Students have to fill online application to take admission.
  • Academic Transcripts: Students have to provide full academic transcripts that contain student’s unit results.
  • Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE): It is an official document issued to international students by universities in Australia. It confirms that students have accepted a place in a course, and have paid tuition fees and Overseas Student Health Cover premium (OSHC).
  • Employment confirmation: A signed official letter or statement on company letterhead from student employer or organization confirming the dates and type of student employment.
  • Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of student’s strengths and any work experience and/or education that they have.
  • Supplementary documents: Students may be required to provide additional information with the application, depending on which Curtin University course they choose.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL other recognized English test results.


Application Deadline

Semester1
Feb 24

Semester2
Aug 03


Scores Required

87 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

64 / 90

Avg. Score in

PTE

304 / 340

Avg. Score in

GRE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$31132$31132

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing (on-campus)$ 21,360
Housing (off-campus)$ 14,568

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
UQ India Global Leaders Scholarship Variable Yes 30 May, 2020
UQ Economics India Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Nov, 2020
HASS Scholarship for Excellence - India $6,872 Yes N/A
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Australian Government Research Training Program Variable Yes N/A
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Destination Australia Scholarship $11,070 Yes 07 Jul, 2021
Australia Awards Scholarship Variable Yes N/A
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

An international student must obtain a Student Visa of Australia to study and work in Australia. Students can apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500) after receiving a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from UQ.  Visa applications can be submitted online through the Department of Home Affairs. There are different types of visa such as:

  • Student Visa: The student visa is a temporary visa that allows students to come to Australia for a specified period to study at an Australian educational institution. Generally, if students are studying for more than 3 months, they will need a Student Visa. 
  • Visitor Visa: If students are studying for 3 months or less, there are Visitor Visa options. Students may need to apply for a Visitor (Tourist) Visa then they may be able to get a Working Holiday Visa which allows studying for 4 months.
  • Working Holiday Visa: It gives young people between the ages of 18 and 30 (and in some cases between the ages of 18 and 35) the opportunity to enjoy working holidays for up to 36 months.
  • Temporary Graduate Visa: The Temporary Graduate Visa allows graduates to work in Australia temporarily after completing the student’s studies.
  • Relative’s Visitor Visa: If student's relatives wish to attend the graduation ceremony and require a letter to assist with their Visitor Visa application, they can order an official Graduation letter.
  • Applying For permanent Residency: International students who wish to remain in Australia permanently need to apply for Permanent Residency (PR). 
  • If students are under 18 years of age, they must have approved accommodation and welfare arrangements in place before a visa can be issued.
  • To apply for Student Visa, students will need the following documentation:
    • A copy of the offer letter
    • Valid Passport
    • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
    • A copy of electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
    • The visa application payment specified on the Department of Home Affairs website.

Work Study

Australia is a great place to work as an international student. Students may choose to work while studying

  • Student Visa allows international students to work part-time while pursuing their full-time degree courses.
  • The student visa allows students to work up to 40 hours per fortnight (two-week period) during university semesters.
  • Student visa holders can work full-time hours during vacations.
  • Casual or part-time work is a great way to provide students with an income while they are studying. 
  • The wage depends on the type of work and the age of the students.

Career and Placement after Course

The career opportunities are:

  • Statistician
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Manager.
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Database Administrator
  • Computer Network Analyst



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