Any organisation handling large volumes of data needs qualified data scientists. Organisations in all sectors of the economy – IT, business, banking and finance, science and engineering, government, health and medical – can gain a competitive edge by better managing and analysing their data.
As data science is still a new and emerging field, the roles available are consequently quite varied and diverse.
As well as the title of Data Scientist, other positions include analytics specialist, business intelligence analyst/developer, data analyst, data architect, data engineer, data miner, research scientist and web analyst.
While industry expertise is at the heart of this degree, studying at RMIT also means you are physically located close to Melbourne’s data professionals in the central business district, with many opportunities for developing links to local industry and jobs, including meet-ups, events and seminars, as well as other networking occasions.
After being exposed to the latest theoretical and practical expertise, graduates are expected to become influential leaders within their organisations.
There is also a research stream in this course, in which students work with a data science researcher on more technical data science innovation.