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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Master of Analytics

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II


1. Admission to the Degree of Master of Analytics requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor's degree in the subject in which they intend to specialise, or equivalent, with a B grade average across the higher level courses;

(c) have sufficient background in statistical analysis tools to satisfy the Academic Board that they have the capacity to undertake the programme.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Degree of Master of Analytics shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits, comprising:

(a) Part One and Part Two as defined by the Schedule to the Qualification;

and including:

(b) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule for the Qualification;

(c) at least one subject;

(d) attending field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.


3. Candidates may complete a subject by passing at least 120 credits in a specialisation including the Applied Analytics Project from Part Two. The requirements for each subject are set out in the Schedule for the Qualification.

Approved subjects are: Business, Health, Public Policy

Academic Requirements

4. Every candidate for the Degree of Master of Analytics shall complete to the satisfaction of the Academic Board, a minimum of 600 hours in approved practica and associated reports in accordance with the following courses:

115.801 Applied Analytics Project

115.802 Applied Analytics Project Part 1

115.803 Applied Analytics Project Part 2

Student Progression

5. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of Analytics may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.

6. For progression from Part One to Part Two, candidates must have maintained a B- grade average over the Core compulsory courses undertaken in Part One.

Completion Requirements

7. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

8. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded a relevant postgraduate diploma should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

9. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Master of Analytics

Part One

Core compulsory courses

158.739 Introduction to Analytics 15 credits
R 161.750

161.762 Multivariate Analysis for Big Data 15 credits
R 161.323, 161.772

161.777 Practical Data Mining 15 credits
R 161.223 and 161.324

178.724 Applied Econometric Methods 15 credits

Subject courses

Business (60 credits)

Either Option One: Marketing

156.761 Customer Insights 30 credits

156.762 Return on Marketing Investment 30 credits

Or Option Two: Finance

Compulsory course

125.788 Big Data in Finance and Banking 30 credits

30 credits from

125.700 Managerial Finance 30 credits
P Appraisal Required R 125.330

125.740 Advanced Investment Analysis 30 credits
P 125.700 or 125.330 or Appraisal Required

125.781 Advanced Financial Risk Management 30 credits
P 125.700 or 125.330 or Appraisal Required

Health (60 credits)

Compulsory course

250.701 Quantitative Methods in Public Health 30 credits

30 credits from

250.702 Systems Thinking and Analysis 15 credits

250.703 Health Communication 15 credits

Public Policy (60 credits)

No new enrolments

60 credits from

230.704 Public Policy Analytics: Methodology, Design and Data 30 credits

230.705 Interpretation in Geospatial Analytics 15 credits

230.706 Integrated Data Infrastructure 15 credits
P 230.704 C 230.704

Part Two (60 credits from)

115.801 Applied Analytics Project 60 credits
R 115.802, 115.803

115.802 Applied Analytics Project Part 1 30 credits
R 115.801

115.803 Applied Analytics Project Part 2 30 credits
C 115.802 R 115.801

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