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Estd 1853Established Year

Master (Data Science)

 2 years
 full time
 on campus

$ 28,262 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • Masters in Data Science at the University of Melbourne is offered as a 2-year teaching program.
  • This program is offered on both part-time and full-time teaching basis.
  • Students will enter the Master of Data Science with a background in computer science or statistics (or both), and the course will be tailored to build skills in the other discipline.
  • Core subjects will give students a solid grounding in data science, so they will have the technological and analytical abilities that are vital for managing and interpreting large, complex collections of data.
  • Beyond the core subjects, elective subjects give students the freedom to dive deeper into a specialist area of data science.
  • Some of the courses that students go through in this program are:
    • Statistical modeling
    • Computational Statistics and Data Science
    • Cluster and Cloud Computing
    • Statistical Machine Learning
    • Advanced Database Systems
  • Master of data science is the No1 course in Australia for Computer Science and Statistics.
  • Students can build their skills and work experience through academically accredited Internship subject which run over 10–15 weeks
  • For this course, the student to teacher ratio is 18:1, which helps increase interaction between professors and students.
  • If students are coming from the Graduate Diploma in Data Science or a University of Melbourne Data Science undergraduate major (or equivalent), students may be eligible for an accelerated 1.5-year (150-point) program, receiving up to 50 points of credit.
  • On graduating from the course students will have a sound knowledge of modern statistical methodology and computing that will equip students for a career in data science and enable their career to develop as data science evolves.
  • The graduates from this program go on to work as data scientists and analysts, software engineers, data infrastructure engineers, business intelligence analysts, and statisticians. Employers in this field include:
    • Consulting firms such as EY, KPMG, and Accenture
    • Financial services companies including Citibank, ANZ, CBA and NAB
    • IT and telecommunication companies such as IBM, Microsoft, and Telstra
    • Government departments and organizations, such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics
    • Universities and public research institutions such as the CSIRO.etc, with an average salary of 47,250 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 56,524 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Semester1 (Deadline - Apr 30)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

To be considered for entry, the student must have completed:

  • An undergraduate degree with a major in a relevant discipline (computer science, data science or statistics) with a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 65 percent, and
  • 12.5 points (one subject) of university-level computer science (or equivalent) with content focused on computer programming, and
  • Both the following subjects (or their equivalents):
    • Calculus 2
    • Linear Algebra. 

Work Experience Eligibility:

  • Students do not require any kind of work experience for this particular program.
  • If students have any work experience then the chances of accepting the applications are more. 


  • If a student does not have a major in computer science and/or statistics, then he/she can explore the Graduate Diploma in Data Science as a starting point in this field.
  • When the student successfully completes the Graduate Diploma in Data Science with a weighted average mark of above 65 percent, he/she may be eligible to move into the Master of Data Science and receive up to 50 points of advanced standing.

Submission of GRE scores is not compulsory for this program, however, it is recommended to submit a minimum GRE-300 for better a 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.

The above requirements are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission. The admissions committee will consider all evidence in the file and decide. To know more about the requirem….Read More

Required Document List

Following Documents are required to attend this program:

  • Statement of Purpose: An essay or other written statement written by the student.
  • Resume/CV: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work and/or volunteer experience.
  • Academic Documents: Submit copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended.
  • Sample of written work: Student has to write something interesting as their sample essay in the application form.
  • Statement of Interest: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.

Application Deadline

Apr 30

Nov 30

Scores Required

94 / 120

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$28262$28262

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Living cost$ 24,276

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
MSD International Scholarships 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Melbourne Research Scholarship $67,744 Yes N/A
Melbourne Graduate Research Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Oct, 2020
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
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Destination Australia Scholarship $11,070 Yes 07 Jul, 2021
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Australia Awards Scholarship Variable Yes N/A
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VISA & Work Study


An international student must obtain a Student Visa of Australia to study and work in Australia for a period longer than 6 months. 

Things to remember:

  • Students can stay up to 5 years and in line with their enrolment.
  • The cost of the VISA application is 420$.
  • can be enrolled in a course of study in Australia.
  • Students have to hold Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) or fall in one of the exemption categories.

With this VISA student can:

  • participate in an eligible course of study.
  • bring family members to Australia with students.
  • apply online in or outside of Australia.

Types of VISA:

  • 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.
  • Visitor Visa: After completing the course, students may need to apply for a Visitor (Tourist) Visa to attend the graduation ceremony or stay to have a holiday.
  • 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.
  • Temporary Graduate Visa: The Temporary Graduate Visa allows graduates to work in Australia temporarily after they finish their studies. It has two streams: the Graduate Work stream and the Post-Study Workstream.
  • 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.

Work Study

Australia is a great place to work as an international student. Students may choose to work while studying. This can be an option to earn extra spending money and get a taste of the local culture. Here are a few things to remember:

  • Work hours: Students can work up to 40 hours every two weeks while studying, and unlimited hours during holiday breaks.
  • Workplace protections: Students have the same protections at work as anyone else working in Australia.
  • Minimum wage: Students will get at least a minimum rate of pay per hour no matter what job they do.
  • Strong support: Students will find support every step of the journey as a student worker. Help is always available from the government and private organizations as well as an education provider.

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