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Find a data science and analytics degree

Choose one of our business analytics degrees and learn how to use big data for organisational improvement and innovation. Or opt for an education in data science to uncover the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning for developing strategic insights from complex datasets.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Looking for a data science or business analytics degree that will prepare you for the workplace?

Graduate with highly specialised and transferable skills that are in demand by employers across a wide range of industries.

State-of-the-art facilities

Experience the latest in computing, robotics, and cyber-physical systems at the Robotics and Internet of Things (RIoT) lab. Use professional software tools, such as programming IDEs, games engines, VR and content development systems.

Develop in-demand skills

Secure your future in a data-driven world. Deakin's business analytics and data science degrees prepare you as an in-demand specialist. Learn to transform data into actionable insights, while informing decisions and innovation.

Start your journey with Deakin College

Start your journey with Deakin College

Take the first step towards your dream degree at Deakin College. Based on campus, Deakin College provides a supportive and smooth pathway to a world-class degree at Deakin University. Successfully complete the Diploma of Information Technology and transition directly into a second-year bachelor degree.

Professional recognition

Deakin’s Bachelor of Business AnalyticsBachelor of Computer ScienceMaster of Data Science and Master of Business Analytics are all accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

This gives you international recognition as an industry professional, so you stand out to future employers.

Top professional roles in data science and business analytics

Data science and business analytics is a rapidly growing job field worldwide, according to the World Economic Forum. Business intelligence analysts, information security analysts, data analysts and scientists and big data specialists feature in the top ten fastest growing roles globally.

Strong employment growth is forecast over the next ten years for data science and business analytics roles in Australia according to Australian Government employment projections, including:

  • 57,900 new jobs for information and organisational professionals
  • 51,100 new jobs for business and systems analysts and programmers
  • 11,200 new jobs for information and communications technology business and system analysts
  • 6,700 new jobs for intelligence and policy analysts.

Enjoy a world-class education

Deakin is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide. This rating highlights our world-class facilities, academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

Quantitative analysis and modelling have become essential skills. I chose to study data science for a deeper understanding in data, algorithms and coding, combining traditional analytics with a sound knowledge of computer science.

Hoang Anh, Vietnam

Master of Data Science

World-class teaching

Deakin’s industry-shaped courses and practical, real-world approach to learning will prepare you to be adaptable across the jobs of the future.

Strong partnerships

Our courses are developed in collaboration with our industry partners, including IBM, Deloitte and PwC, to ensure you graduate with a degree that is built for the needs of business, today and into the future.

Industry-based learning

Expand your skills and professional networks with industry placement opportunities. You will work on real projects and gain valuable hands-on experience in your field.

Why study in Australia?

Why study in Australia?

Safe, welcoming and diverse, Australia is one of the most popular destinations for students around the world. Discover what it’s like to live and study in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

#1 university for student support

Coming to Australia to study can be the adventure of a lifetime. From orientation and welcome sessions to academic support and social activities, we are here to support you every step of the way.

Cost of studying in Australia

Make your dream of studying at university in Australia a reality. Learn how university fees work, how to calculate and pay your fees and discover international scholarship opportunities.


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Contact us

Our friendly advisers are available to speak to you one-on-one about your study options, support services for international students and how we can help you study at Deakin in Australia.

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