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 (news.com.au).
The University of South Australia is now offering flexible postgraduate programs in data science, including a Master of Data Science, Graduate Diploma in Data Science and a Graduate Certificate in Data Science.
Graduates may find employment in roles such as: