Master of Science in Information Technology (Data Science)

Provided by Kaplan Higher Education Academy


Awarded by Murdoch University

Course introduction


Companies are increasingly using large datasets that have been generated by business activities and social media to uncover trends and insights that can be used to tailor products and services, anticipate demand, improve performance or contribute to solving complex social, health and science-related problems. This programme is taught with a computational focus that combines information technology with mathematics and statistics. You will equip yourself with the analytical skills needed to work with big data and benefit from an emphasis on data resources management, business and data analytics and local area network design.

The programme is a professional qualification and is designed for information technology graduates and people working in information technology-related fields, where knowledge and skills in big data are needed.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Core Units
Information Technology Project Management
IT Professional Practice
Information Technology Research Methods
Applied Information Security Management
Advanced Data Analysis
Business Analytics
Data Resources Management
Data Analytics
Foundations of Data Science
Artificial Intelligence

Elective Units
(Select 1 to 2 units)
IT Group Project
Information Technology Strategy
Business Analysis and Systems Development Approaches
Knowledge Management
Human Factors in Information Technology
Quantitative Research for Business
Organisational Behaviour and Management
Strategic Marketing Management
International Business Negotiations
Human Resource Management Perspectives
Strategies for Growth and Excellence
Managing, Evaluating and Developing Human Resources
Leading the Engaged Enterprise

The elective will be determined by Murdoch University, depending on the applicant’s academic background.

The units offered may vary depending on the applicant’s academic backgrounds.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Recognised Australian Computer Society (ACS) accredited Bachelor’s Degree in IT (AQF Level 7)
  • Recognised Bachelors’ Degree (AQF Level 7) plus an approved qualification in IT (AQF Level 8)
  • Recognised Honours Degree (AQF Level 8) plus 5 or more years of relevant experience
  • Recognition of relevant and current informal or non-formal learning may be used for entry requirements and should be discussed with the Academic Chair.
The final decision on admission to the programme rests with the university.

English Requirement
  • Applicants are required to meet Murdoch University’s English language requirement. Click here for more information.

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Delivery Method
Students will attend a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops in this programme, and they have the flexibility to plan their study schedule and attend classes once or twice a week depending on their study load. Classes are conducted on weekday evenings or weekends to suit the busy schedules of students enrolled in this programme. Each unit is supported with 36 contact hours except for 1 unit with 54 contact hours.
The Pro Vice-Chancellor of Transnational Education & Deputy Dean of Murdoch University are based in Singapore to oversee all academic aspects and ensure a high standard of academic delivery here.

Assessment Methods
Each unit is assessed by any combination of class participation, written assignments, projects or examinations. Assessment methods may vary according to individual unit requirements.

Fees & Funding

Tuition Fees
The total fee covers university registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Degree (if earned) and transcript.

  • Programme Fee: S$28,312.20 payable in 6 instalments
  • Receive S$400 referral fee when you recommend your friend to enrol in our Master’s Degree programme. T&Cs apply.
Education Loan
Choice of flexible repayment schemes available to suit your needs
  • Standard Repayment: Pay your monthly instalments (principal and interest) once your loan is disbursed.
  • Partial Repayment: Pay partial instalments for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
  • Interest Servicing: Pay only interest for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years
Please click here for more information on Maybank Education loan and here for OCBC Frank Education loan. T&Cs apply, subject to bank’s approval.

Non-Tuition Fees
Non-refundable application fees are as follows:
  • Application Fee: S$192.60
All prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.
All fees are subject to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 29 October 2020. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant.