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

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.

Professional Memberships

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

Receive an Education Grant* of S$4,360 when you enrol in selected programmes.

*Terms and conditions apply

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 2 to 3 units)

  • Applied Information Security Management
  • Business Analysis and Systems Development Approaches
  • Human Factors in Information Technology
  • IT Group Project
  • Information Technology Strategy
  • Knowledge Management
  • Quantitative Research for Business


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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