Master of Science in Information Technology (Artificial Intelligence & Data Science)

Data Science is a specialty field that is continuing to grow significantly across all industries. Data Science experts are needed in most government agencies. Businesses depend on big data to better serve their customers. Data Science careers are in high demand and this trend will continue to grow exponentially. Currently, Data Scientist1 is the fastest growing role in Singapore, and the demand for talent is outstripping the supply.

The growth of big data has led many organisations to categorise Data Scientists as a “crucial role” within their technology department. Data Scientists who can aptly apply mathematical and analytical skills, as well as business acumen, are highly sought after in today’s market.

Pursue senior management roles by acquiring specialised skills in Data Analytics and Data Science. Upskill yourself with a Master of Science in Information Technology (Data Science) Degree programme. Having advanced education could provide you an edge and a higher salary.

Professional Memberships

  • Student Membership with Centre of Strategic Cyberspace and International Studies (CSCIS)
  • Student Chapter Membership with the Singapore Computer Society (SCS)

The Murdoch Advantage

  • Complete in 24 months
  • Plan your own schedule and study at your own pace
  • Data Scientist’s Essential Skills for a Competitive Edge


A Data Scientist is one of the most sought-after positions in the technology and business industries. Data Science and Analytics professionals with Apache PIG, Hadoop, Hive and MapReduce skill sets have a competitive advantage over others. Other must-have skill sets include Big Data, Data Science, Machine Learning, NoSQL and Predictive Analytics.

Career Opportunities

  • Application Architect
  • Business Intelligence Developer
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Architect
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Infrastructure Architect
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Research Scientist
  • Statistician


Industry-Relevant Units

Core Units

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Business Analytics
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Resources Management
  • Foundations of Data Science
  • Information Technology Project Management
  • Information Technology Research Methods
  • IT Professional Practice
  • Machine Learning


Elective Units (Select 1 to 2 units)

  • Applied Information Security Management
  • Business Analysis and Systems Development Approaches
  • Human Factors in Information Technology
  • Human Resource Management Perspectives
  • Information Technology Strategy
  • International Business Negotiations
  • IT Group Project
  • Knowledge Management
  • Leading the Engaged Enterprise
  • Managing, Evaluating and Developing Human Resources
  • Organisational Behaviour and Management
  • Quantitative Research for Business
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Strategies for Growth and Excellence


Note: 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.

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