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Data Science

If you are a graduate with a previous degree in information technology or computer science but are looking to upgrade and extend your knowledge and skills in this dramatically changing area, the Flinders Master of Data Science provides the perfect opportunity.

Continuing advances in technology and the growing complexity of big data is leading us towards a world where an incredible amount of information is at our fingertips. It’s also creating a need for specialists who can make sense of, and find new insights from all that information to create innovative solutions.

Quick Facts

Duration: 2 years
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $35,500
Location: Bedford Park, Australia
CRICOS code: 105119A
Delivery mode: On campus

Flinders Master of Data Science will give you the skills to analyse complex data, form powerful insights and communicate new ideas to help solve the myriad challenges faced by government and industry in the 21st century.

What you will study

Flinders postgraduate Data Science program has been designed in close consultation with industry. You’ll develop in-demand skills to help solve the challenges of today and tomorrow. You’ll also learn soft skills that will help you navigate the world by working with multiple disciplines and cultures. You’ll hone your leadership and problem-solving skills, and develop interpersonal skills that will put you ahead of the competition.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


Take charge of your future and position yourself as a specialist fully prepared to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world. Flinders Master of Data Science is a globally relevant, industry-linked degree that will give you the skills to pursue a high-level career in a wide range of industry sectors.

Potential occupations include:

  • data scientist
  • data modeller
  • data analyst
  • data engineer
  • machine learning/deep learning specialist
  • marketing analyst.

Potential employers include:

  • telecommunications organisations
  • aerospace and defence
  • government
  • higher education institutions
  • private organisations
  • start-ups.

Professional accreditation/recognition:
This program has been designed to be accredited by Australian Computer Society (ACS). ACS accreditation is recognised internationally for entry to professional practice by 7 other accrediting bodies through the Seoul Accord.