Discover the data science or analytics course for you

Learn how to create data insights guided by leading professionals across data science and business analytics. Challenge yourself with dynamic course content and get practical, real-world experience. Graduate ready for a global career. Not sure what course you want to study? We’ve got you covered, explore our disciplines within data science and analytics.


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.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

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Our data science and analytics courses are recognised by industry, recommended by your peers and will make you a highly sought-after graduate.

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Choose a data science or business analytics degree that will get you work ready

Analytics skills are in demand in both the private and public sectors, as organisation's leverage their data to drive evidence-based decision making.

Turn ideas into action

Curious about how to drive business growth through analytics-based solutions? Study business analytics to uncover how to manage and interpret vast quantities of big data. Your expertise will be highly sought after by organisations looking to use technology to improve and innovate their operations.

Harness the power of data

Delve into artificial intelligence and machine learning to develop innovative solutions for business. Learn how to interpret enormous volumes of complex, raw data to produce powerful strategic insights. Your specialised knowledge, skills and competencies will be highly valued by employers seeking greater efficiencies and a competitive advantage.

Top professional roles in data science and analytics

Business intelligence analysts, information security analysts, data analysts and scientists and big data specialists feature in the top 10 fastest growing roles globally.* Strong employment growth is forecast over the next 10 years for data science and business analytics roles^ 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.

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.

Graduate with an employment advantage

Our partnership with the Australian Computer Society creates deep connections with industry. Our students, courses and research all benefit through training and collaborations, guest lectures, policy development and more.


Industry experts shape every Deakin course


Top 3 in Victoria for data science


#1 Victorian uni for course satisfaction


#1 Victorian uni for educational experience


#1 Victorian uni for teaching quality


The capstone project and internship were two brilliant experiences for me. They taught me how to use the technical skills I have learnt in other units to solve real work problems. And that is what is needed the most to get you ready professionally.

Mansi Chaudhary

Master of Business Analytics

World-class teaching experiences 

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

Industry partnerships

Our programs are developed in partnership with the biggest names in analytics. Components of our courses are delivered by analytics professionals in the form of practice modules, with partnerships including IBM, Microsoft, SAS, Accenture, Altis Consulting, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PBT Group and PwC.

Industry placements

Industry placements provide you with an opportunity to immerse yourself in a professional workplace, developing practical and job-ready skills that employers highly regard. Develop professional networks while you study and open up a world of possibilities.

Industry tools

Thanks to our industry partnerships you can learn on the same technologies used by industry, so you’ll graduate with experience to use internationally recognised business intelligence and state-of-the-art analytics tools.

International experience

Connect with the world through study tours, short-term partner programs and international internships. Study abroad at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore or Technical University Munich in Germany or take a study tour or short-term program in Europe, the UK, North or South America.

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Deakin references data from a range of government, higher education and reputable media sources. For more information, visit our list of sources.
*World Economic Forum: The Future of Jobs Report 2023
^Jobs and Skills Australia: National employment projections 2023 to 2033

++Some courses have limited places, apply early to avoid missing out.

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