New masters degree to answer the big data questions

Whether we are aware of it or not, data is all around us. But what role does big data play in our lives and how could it help create a better world? The University of Queensland’s new Master of Data Science course aims to answer these questions by providing a cross-disciplinary degree with direct industry contact and practical experience. School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Head Professor Michael Brünig said the degree was the first of its kind in Australia. “This is the first time an Australia institution will offer a specially tailored data science degree that combines computing, statistics and business skills,” he said. “Data underpins the digital economy, and is increasingly important across all industry sectors. “There are enormous opportunities for data scientists to revolutionise the way…

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