Program Overview

Data science specialists are in high demand thanks to the amount of data now available in workplaces worldwide. Data provides the basis for sensible, evidence-based decision making. Organisations and industries from business to health and science need skilled professionals who can tap into vast and diverse data streams to extract their meaning and value. Data scientists are responsible for building intelligent systems, mastering intuitive processes and bringing structure to data.



  Course Duration

6 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 15,800



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Listed Units

Complete 24 credit points with at least 18 credit points at 400-level or above from the following units:

  • Introduction to Programming in The Sciences (AMTH250) – 6 credit points

  • Database Management Systems (COSC210) – 6 credit points

  • Data Structures and Algorithms (COSC230) – 6 credit points

  • Operating Systems (COSC240) – 6 credit points

  • Functional and Reactive Programming (COSC250) – 6 credit points

  • Web Programming (COSC260) – 6 credit points

  • Software Project Management (COSC510) – 6 credit points

  • Parallel and Distributed Computing (COSC530) – 6 credit points

  • Computer Networks and Information Security (COSC540) – 6 credit points

  • Artificial Intelligence (COSC550) – 6 credit points

  • Advanced Web Programming (COSC560) – 6 credit points

  • User Experience and Interaction Design (COSC570) – 6 credit points

  • Management Information Systems (COSC572) – 6 credit points

  • Algorithms in Machine Learning (COSC580) – 6 credit points

  • Introductory Econometrics (ECON371) – 6 credit points

  • Econometric Analysis of Financial Markets (ECON474) – 6 credit points

  • Spatial Analysis and Modelling (EM533) – 6 credit points

  • Introduction to GIS and Spatial Thinking (EM534) – 6 credit points

  • Remote Sensing and Image Analysis (EM536) – 6 credit points

  • Genomic Analysis and Bioinformatics (GENE552) – 6 credit points

  • Information and Knowledge Management in Healthcare (HSHM543) – 6 credit points

  • Precision Agriculture (PA435) – 6 credit points

  • Introduction to Scientific Programming (SCI410) – 6 credit points

  • Statistical Modelling and Experimental Design (STAT410) – 6 credit points

  • Advanced Statistical Modelling (STAT420) – 6 credit points

  • Statistical Learning (STAT430) – 6 credit points

English Language Requirements

All applicants must meet a minimum of one of the following criteria:

  • English is the applicant's first language; or

  • Satisfactory completion, within five years of the date of application for admission to UNE, of at least one year of full-time or equivalent full-time study at senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary level in a country in which English is the primary official language or co-official language and in which English was the sole medium of instruction and assessment for the particular period of study claimed; or

  • A pass grade or better in an English language subject at Australian Year 12 level or overseas equivalent; or

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5*; or

  • Equivalent Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 213 in the computer-based test or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component*; or

  • A Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50*

International Fees


You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to capitalise on the extensive range of career options in this booming industry. You could consider roles such as:  

  • data scientist 

  • business intelligence analyst 

  • data engineer or architect 

  • data strategist 

  • healthcare data manager 

  • research scientist. 

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