Data science education at Monash

Data science is a fast-paced field and data scientists are expected to have a diverse array of skills and experiences, and to understand the business context of their work. Our faculty take great pride in developing the most up-todate, diverse material while maintaining a solid core of established, relevant theory and established platforms such as Python and R.

Monash University has a vibrant academic community in Data Science. the largest academic Machine Learning & Data Mining group in the APAC region with a long history in the field.  Monash University also has established a Centre for Data Science, led by Professor Geoff Webb. Webb, is an internationally recognised expert with established industry links, and is the programme chair of the KDD 2015 Conference – the premier academic conference for knowledge discovery and data mining. Monash University is also the largest academic Digital Curation & Social Informatics group in the APAC region – most recently hosting the Australian National Data Service (ANDS).


Data scientists are responsible for deriving value from big data assets. The insights they derive are often key drivers of innovation, transformation and competitive advantage in business, industry and government. Companies around the world are searching for experts here. From technology start ups to global organisations, data scientists help companies investigate and analyse data to solve real business problems.

As a Monash graduate, you will not only be equipped with the technical knowledge to impact business problems; you will also gain the skills to effectively communicate complex ideas at all levels.