Duration
Full-time: Varies
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2020 Semester One – 2 March
2020 Semester Two – 20 July
Available locations
City
Points
180 or 240
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught options available

Programme overview

The ability to turn data into information, knowledge and innovative products is a skill in high demand within industry. By completing a strong core of Computer Science and Statistics courses, you will gain a unique combination of skills in Data Science and be able to comprehend, process and manage data effectively to extract value from it. Graduates will be critical, reflective practitioners able to pursue professional goals and further postgraduate study.

From 2020 we will offer the Master of Data Science (MDataSci) as a 240-point taught masters, which is suitable for students who have a background in either Computer Science or Statistics, but not both. Students who have majored in Data Science, or a combination of computer science and Statistics, should apply for the 180-point taught masters. 

 

Programme structure

180-point taught masters

60 points:

At least 15 points from:

At least 15 points:

Up to 45 points from:

45 points:

240-point taught masters*

60 points:

60 points:

At least 15 points from:

At least 15 points from:

Up to 45 points from:

45 points:

*Available from 2020

You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

2020 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 4.5

    Bachelor of Science in Data Science or a Bachelor of Science with a double major in Computer Science and Statistics

Further programme requirements

Taught 180 points

You must have completed either:

  • A Bachelor of Science in Data Science from this University, with a Grade Point Average of 4.5 or higher in 75 points above Stage II. 

OR

  • A Bachelor of Science with a double major in Computer Science and Statistics from this University, with a Grade Point Average of 4.5 or higher in 75 points above Stage II.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 4.5

    An undergraduate science degree

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Taught 180 points

  • You must have completed an undergraduate science degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) in a relevant discipline with a Grade Point Equivalent of 4.5.
  • Relevant disciplines include data science, or a mixture of computer science and statistics. A minimum amount of study in a relevant discipline is required - this would be at least a major, field of study, or approximately 30 percent of your degree, including a mix of introductory and advanced courses.
For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

How much does a Master of Data Science cost per year?

2019 fees

Domestic students
NZ$8,005.20 – $9,337.20*
International students
NZ$44,310*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $7.06 per point, estimated at $847.20 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Key dates

This programme starts in Semester One 2019: 4 March 2019.

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2019
8 December 2018
Semester Two 2019
4 July 2019
For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Where could this programme take you?

With the current demand for continued professional development in this area, this advanced qualification will help you to develop your data science skills to become well-positioned to pursue employment in the data science industry.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Big data solutions architect
  • Business analyst
  • Data mining engineer
  • Data scientist
  • Digital product designer
  • Machine learning engineer

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