Master of Data Science & Innovation (MDSI)
Commencing in 2015, the Master of Data Science and Innovation (MDSI) is a ground-breaking program of study, equipping students with the skills and expertise they’ll need for a rewarding career in data science and analytics. Taking a transdisciplinary approach, the MDSI utilises a range of perspectives from diverse fields, integrated with industry experiences, real-world projects and self-directed study. Students discover the potential of data and analytics to transform practices across diverse industries and institutions.
The Master of Data Science and Innovation (MDSI) course has been developed to help fill a global talent gap for people with data science knowledge.
The dramatic growth of data in almost every conceivable industry is generating unprecedented global demand for data science professionals. By 2020, it is estimated that there will be four times more digital data in bytes than grains of sand exist on the entire planet.
This data deluge will need to be managed by people with the skills to source, frame, analyse, visualise and communicate data outcomes and generate creative data solutions.
What also makes the course unique is its human-centred perspective on big data: students learn to think ethically and systemically about the uses of data and analytics.
Why Study the MDSI at UTS:
- The MDSI is the only transdisciplinary data science degree offered in Australia where creativity and innovation are both integral components.
- Learn how to analyse, interrogate, visualise and communicate with data to direct and lead organisations at the highest executive level.
- Develop a human-centred perspective on big data; thinking ethically and systemically about its analysis and use.
- Develop your creative thinking skills to confront contemporary challenges. Create innovative opportunities and future possibilities through analysis and interpretation of complex data and human concerns.
- Explore real-world projects and actual data sets with coursework and iLab projects. Design your own investigation for your current industry or interest.
- Develop specialist skills that are in demand across industries. Shape existing practices and carve out new opportunities and unique professional capabilities.
- Learn from experienced and renowned academics across UTS, as well as leading industry professionals.
Who should apply?
Graduates and professionals from a range of diverse backgrounds, but with strengths in mathematics and computer science, are likely to excel in this course. See the admissions requirements to see whether this course suits you.