IN today’s data-driven landscape, data scientists are akin to modern alchemists, equipped with specialised skills that unlock mysteries hidden within vast pools of information and data.
Armed with their expertise, they drive innovation and usher transformative changes across industries.
Imagine immersing yourself in data, uncovering its hidden narratives and crafting innovative solutions to real-world challenges in science, business and people’s lives.
The Master of Data Science programme at the School of Information Technology at Monash University Malaysia opens doors to countless opportunities for those ready to unveil the unseen.
If you’ve traversed the domains of business, science, engineering, arts or computing, the Master of Data Science programme will hone your skills in data analytics, data management and data processing – the cornerstones of this rapidly evolving field.
Master of Data Science
The programme’s curriculum begins with a deep dive into data science objectives, data pre-processing, data analysis and visualisation.
Once general principles of data science are mastered, students will delve deeper into data science via electives that explore aspects of machine learning, decode semi-structured data and conquer challenges of managing big data.
The Master of Data Science programme consists of three essential parts, each contributing to a students’ journey in data science:
> Part one establishes a solid foundation for students from non-relevant backgrounds, introducing fundamental data science concepts and skills in databases, algorithms and Python programming.
> Part two will delve into the core theoretical and practical aspects, covering data exploration, visualisation, data-wrangling, statistical data modelling, big data processing, project management and IT research methods.
> Part three offers two options, which are industry experience through coursework and studio projects, or a research-oriented master’s thesis for those interested in research or higher research degrees.
You won’t need an IT background either to embark on a Master of Data Science journey at Monash, as the foundational units will provide you with the necessary skills to explore the industry.
Globally recognised institution
Monash ranks 57th globally for computer science in Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2023 by Subject.
This means that your degree will be your badge of recognition, as the Master of Data Science course comprehensively covers the complete data life cycle.
The programme ensures graduates excel in stakeholder needs comprehension, as well as adeptly mining, managing and analysing diverse sets of big data.
Using a blend of statistical and computer science techniques, students are able to craft models that generate invaluable insights that are skillfully visualised and deployed to master the art of translating data into actionable intelligence.
The curriculum blends foundational knowledge with cutting-edge techniques by embracing the power of Python and R programming, which are the primary tools for open-source data analysis, and engaging with Hadoop and Spark for distributed processing.
Students will even have the chance to engage in a research project or industry experience. This practical exposure ensures that they are ready to tackle real-world challenges upon graduation.
You won’t need an IT background either to embark on this journey, as the foundational units in programming, databases, mathematics and statistics will provide you with the necessary skills to explore the data science industry.
With an IT-related background, however, you could accelerate the journey as previous studies or work exposure might grant exemptions, allowing you to complete the programme in just one and a half years.
Monash even offers full-time and part-time study options, with all programme resources made accessible, regardless of the study option chosen.
A world of possibilities
As you emerge from this transformative experience in the Master of Data Science programme, a plethora of career opportunities awaits.
Graduates will be able to pursue careers such as big data engineer, business intelligence analyst, data scientist, data architect, data analyst, data engineer, data mining specialist, database administrator, machine learning specialist, software developer and research scientist.
Monash University Malaysia is proud to announce that they are celebrating its 25th anniversary this year! As the university commemorates this significant milestone, it invites prospective students and those interested in joining the university to register at https://monashmalaysia.info/