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Master of Analytics (Research)

 

location
City campus

Max. duration
2 years full time or
4 years part time

course codes
UTS: C03051v1
CRICOS: 075277F

UTS is at the forefront of analytics education in Australia with its focus on practice-based, interdisciplinary analytics and decision-making research. Big data in the internet age is very complex and growing exponentially, posing greater challenges for organisations.

In this course, students can focus on real-world business problems in their own organisations and develop solutions as part of their research. This course enables graduates to extend and deepen their knowledge in a specialised area of analytics by undertaking research under the supervision of a member of academic staff.

The core program is supplemented by short courses, seminars and projects.

UTS is at the forefront of analytics education in Australia with its focus on practice-based, interdisciplinary analytics and decision-making research. Big data in the internet age is very complex and growing exponentially, posing greater challenges for organisations.

In this course, students can focus on real-world business problems in their own organisations and develop solutions as part of their research. This course enables graduates to extend and deepen their knowledge in a specialised area of analytics by undertaking research under the supervision of a member of academic staff.

The core program is supplemented by short courses, seminars and projects. These courses provide academic rigour while using cutting-edge technologies.

The course offers flexibility in the choice of research topics so that the research is closely aligned with the student's professional requirements. Students can undertake research in analytics to solve the problems that directly impact their organisations: research with a purpose.

Advanced analytics techniques and solutions are increasingly being used by industry to drive productivity, transform business and increase competitiveness. The demand for skilled analytics professsionals with the ability to work in both traditional and emerging industries continues to grow. With high-level analytics skills graduates are able to make a significant contribution to their organisation. Students also benefit from being able to work with world-leading researchers in this area.

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

Research Training Scheme

The majority of domestic research degree students are funded through the Research Training Scheme (RTS). Through the RTS, the Australian Government provides a quota of tuition fee exempt places for postgraduate research places to recognised universities.

If you are granted an RTS place, you are not required to pay tuition fees. However, you can still expect to pay the ongoing costs of being part of an academic environment and conducting research. In addition to ongoing costs, you may also be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Scholarships

In addition, research scholarships to the value of $35,000 are available to support living expenses for domestic students to study master's by research and doctoral programs at UTS.

Tuition fee calculations

Tuition fees and RTS load for postgraduate research degrees are charged pro-rata based on the number of days a student is enrolled in each research degree semester and whether the student is enrolled after the research census date.

Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$19,840 to A$34,080 per year. Tuition fees for postgraduate research degrees are charged pro-rata based on the number of days a student is enrolled in each research degree session and whether the student is enrolled after the research census date.

Tuition fees for international postgraduate research students can be found using fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

For this course, the cost per session for 2016 is $13420. The expected number of sessions are 4.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' tuition fees information page.

Careers

There is a skills shortage of professionals with work-ready skills in analytics. The demand for skilled professionals in analytics crosses a range of industries from banking, e-commerce, education, finance, government, health, insurance, marketing, taxation, telecommunications and transport. In a knowledge economy there is significant demand for graduates in this area.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
31676 Thesis (Analytics)0
32144 Technology Research Preparation6
32931 Technology Research Methods6
Total0

Course structure explained

Candidates are required to complete two subjects covering technology research preparation and technology research methods respectively (some candidates may be exempt from completing these subjects), and selected learning modules, seminars, projects and practice.

The degree is examined through presentation of a thesis.

All thesis students are required to submit, in consultation with their supervisor(s), a progress report at the end of each session. The UTS: Graduate Research School contacts each student and their supervisor(s) to initiate this process.

Additional information

Course duration

The maximum course duration is two years of full-time or four years of part-time study.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate research studies.

Previous qualifications must have a major in analytics, computing, applied statistics or applied mathematics. Before submitting a formal application for admission to this degree, applicants should first seek the approval of a potential supervisor for their proposed research work.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.0 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 500-549 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 60-78 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 50-57; or CAE: 169-175.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Scholarships, prizes and awards

Scholarships

Prizes and awards

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UTS: Handbook

See the Master of Analytics (Research) in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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