Interested in Data Science?

Enter the exciting area of Big Data and Data Science with a growing demand for data scientists across numerous industry sectors.

The volume of data generated from new advances in technologies and systems such as mobile phones, social media sites, online searches, satellites and the Internet of Things has brought about the new and exciting area of Big Data.

Data Scientists are in strong demand to manage, analyse and use the data collected to create predictive models. However, there is currently a significant shortage of data scientists globally and companies are actively looking for talented professionals to analyse big data and inform their business decisions. In Australia, there's currently high demand for data scientists1

The University of South Australia offers flexible postgraduate programs in data science, including a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master degree.

1Deloitte Access Economics, The future of work: Occupational and education trends in data science in Australia, February 2018.

Key features

  • No.1 in SA for graduate careers in I.T1
  • Flexible delivery options, including online^ and face-to-face learning.
  • Designed in conjunction with industry, including the Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia and SAS.
  • Provides graduates with the analytical and technical skills to effectively extract useful information from Big Data to support the management and operations of an organisation.
  • Learn software tools used in the industry and work on industry sourced analytics projects.
  • Professional development and built in opportunities to work on analytics projects sourced from industry.
  • SAS Academic Specialisation Certification on completion with a digital badge provided.
  • These programs are offered in the form of a nested suite (Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master) with each qualification extending to the next, allowing you to easily transition up to and back from a master level qualification.

^Domestic students only 

1ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2021-22, Computing and Information Systems – Skills Development Indicator (Undergraduate). SA public universities.

Why UniSA?

The UniSA Data Science programs will provide you with the knowledge and computational skills to become a highly sought-after analytics professional and data scientist.

The aim of these programs is to produce graduates with the analytic and technical skills to effectively use Python, Hadoop, R and SAS to analyse big data and extract useful information to support the management and operations of an organisation.

You will benefit from coursework designed in consultation with industry, including with the Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia and leader in analytics software and solutions - SAS.

In these programs, you will undertake courses across a broad range of Data Science topics, which will provide you with hands-on experience in data analytic techniques for real-world challenges. You will develop skills in managing big data and data infrastructure, data cleaning, machine learning, statistics, predictive analytics, data visualisation, data privacy and security, teamwork, presentation of results, professional writing, and project management.

UniSA offers the following Data Science degrees

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Your career

The demand for analytic skills is supported by research from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, which projects that employment for information security analysts will grow between 32% between 2018-2028 - higher than average for all other occupations.

While the demand for analytic skills crosses multiple industries, fields such as marketing, healthcare, government and finance are expected to experience a particularly strong need for analytics professionals.  

Data science qualifications can lead to a variety of careers in the following areas:

  • data scientist
  • business data analyst
  • machine learning analyst
  • machine learning engineer
  • big data visualiser
  • information security analyst
  • data engineer
  • statistician
Your Career

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