The UTS Master of Data Science and Innovation is a ground-breaking program of study. It’s the first transdisciplinary data science degree offered in Australia where creativity and innovation are integral components. The MDSI equips students with the skills and expertise they’ll need for a rewarding career in data science and analytics.
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.
Industry partnerships and engagement
At UTS, we care about making connections that count. Industry partnerships and engagement are a core part of the MDSI program, preparing students to tackle complex real-world challenges.
There are two iLab projects in the MDSI program. iLabs provide students with opportunities to:
- Design investigations utilising contemporary data discovery techniques and large, complex, multi-structure data sets
- Test new data analysis approaches from current research literature
- Propose new data studies, under the supervision of transdisciplinary staff.
Final iLab projects will either be focused on students' current work environments, or students can negotiate an industry partnership in a discipline of interest.
Real-world problem solving
The MDSI curriculum uses real-world projects and invites industry to work with students both formally and informally. We have also developed a partnership with the NSW Data Analytics Centre to integrate data challenges or ‘Hackathons’ into the curriculum.
Read more about how our MDSI students are recording back-to-back successes at hackathons: