Western Sydney University, Sydney, New South Wales - Programs And Fees

    Sydney, New South WalesLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    Estd 1989established year

    Master (Data Science)

    2 years
    full time


    1st Year

    International Student Tution

    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    International Students Eligibility:

    • Successful completion of the Global Assessment Certificate with a GPA of 2.3. or
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24.

    Indian Student Eligibility:

    • Successful completion of a recognized Bachelor's degree equivalent to an Australian degree.

    Language Requirments:

    • The students whose official language is not English are required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS exam scores.
    • The English language proficiency test must be no more than two years old at the time of your commencement at Western Sydney University.

    Language Requirement Exemption:

    • If the student’s first language is English or if the student can provide satisfactory evidence that English was the medium of instruction in their secondary or tertiary studies they may be considered as meeting the requirement of proficiency in English and they are exempted from submitting the scores.

    Program Description

    • The Master of Data Science at Western Sydney University is a 2-year full-time program.
    • This program also offers a part-time option with 4 years duration.
    • Extracting information from data has become a science in itself, blending skill sets from mathematics, statistics, and computing to help companies drive informed decision making and problem-solving.
    • Studying this course will provide the student with extensive scientific skills and methods to extract meaningful data and solve complex problems.
    • On completion of the course, the student will have completed two self-guided master projects and will graduate with the confidence and skills to draw out meaningful insights with actionable metrics.
    • As a Data Scientist, the student will analyze data and extract meaning from it. This includes working with unstructured and structured data, data cleansing, and data preparation.
    • Data Analysts extract data and use it to help companies make better business decisions. This could mean figuring out how to price new materials for the market, how to reduce transportation costs, or propose new solutions to save the company money.
    • The student to faculty ratio is  8:1 which bridges the gap between faculty and students.
    • As a data science graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
      • Data Analyst
      • Data Engineer
      • Data Scientist.., etc.
    • The average salary after getting placed is 55,000 AUD.

    Program Highlights

    Degree Type OfferedMaster
    Duration2 years
    Fees43000 for 2 years
    Delivery Typefull time
    Admission Intakespring (Deadline - Jan 31)
    Language ProficiencyTOEFL,IELTS,PTE
    Program URL

    Required Document List

    The Documents required are:

    • Statement of marks - The marks statement provided by the education board.
    • Financial Documentation - The Proof that shows the financial background of the student.
    • Letter of Recommendation - This shows who recommended the student to pursue the degree.
    • Statement of Purpose - This is an essay or any written statement written by the student while applying.
    • Resume/CV - This provides a summary of your experience and skills.
    • Respective Certificate of the recent qualification.
    • IELTS or TOEFL scores are to be submitted.

    Application Deadline

    Event End Date
    spring Jan 31, 2020

    Scores Required

    82 / 120

    Avg. Score in


    6.5 / 9

    Avg. Score in


    58 / 90

    Avg. Score in


    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearYear 1Year 2
    Tuition Fees$21500$21500

    Living Costs

    HeadAvg Cost Per Year
    Housing and Food$11000

    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    Name AmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    Australian Government Research Training ProgramVariableYesN/A
    BrokerFish International student scholarship$1000YesDec 21, 2020
    VueVille Future Technology Scholarship$1000YesSep 30, 2020
    Go Clean Scholarship$3500YesDec 31, 2020

    VISA & Work Study


    • Before the student comes to study in Australia, the student must obtain a student visa from the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA).
    • Student visas can only be granted for courses that are registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions for Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).
    • The student may not require a student visa to study in Australia if the student holds another visa (other temporary visas) that allows the student to enter and stay in Australia with no restrictions on the study.
    • The student must be 6 years or older.
    • The student can stay for the duration of the course.
    • The student must be enrolled in a full-time course at a recognized educational institution.
    • If the student needs to provide evidence of their English language skill, they must provide evidence that they:

      • Have obtained a certain test score in an English language test that the Department has approved.or
      • Showing the proof that the student is from a country where English is an official language.
    • The student must be of good character to visit or live in Australia. This means the student must pass the character test, and remain of good character.
    • If the student is applying for a student visa and is under 18 years of age, then the student must have adequate welfare arrangements in place while the student is in Australia.
    • The student might have to have health examinations to prove you meet the health requirement.
    • The results of your examinations will be assessed by a Medical Officer of the Commonwealth (MOC).

    Career and Placement after Course

    • As a data science graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
      • Data Analyst
      • Data Engineer
      • Data Scientist.., etc.
    • The average salary after getting placed is 68,000 AUD.

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