Analytics, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #247 (QS) ,
Study with depth and flexibility. The Master of Analytics at RMIT University prepares you for statistical analysis in the business world. With a diverse range of electives there is a focus on work-integrated learning.


Analytics is the science and art of analysing data to make better informed decisions.

It builds on the tradition of statistics and operations research, bringing together tools and expertise from computer science, engineering and business.

This blend of disciplines makes analytics unique in its capacity to solve critical real world problems.  You will learn how to use data to make informed decisions that make significant contributions to the success of organisations, which provides a rewarding and valued career path.

The Analytics program at RMIT University allows you to choose from a diverse range of electives combined with a strong core of statistics and operations research.

With eight core courses and eight options, the program includes a high degree of flexibility.  You can specialise in computer science, economics, finance, logistics or marketing or gain a broader understanding of all fields.

Problem-based and work-integrated learning are a major focus of the program and exposure to industry projects provide you with hands-on experience to develop your analytic capabilities.

You also will have the opportunity to apply for placements or internships and have them count towards the program in the second year.

State-of-the-art statistical software used in the program will provide you with hands-on-experience required for analytical practice.

Career outlook

Graduates are employed by a variety of scientific, commercial and government enterprises, most commonly as data scientists, statisticians, business analysts, consultants, modellers and researchers.

Employment in marketing has grown exponentially over recent years, followed closely by finance, consulting and business intelligence.

With the increasing availability of data available from sources including smartphones, smartwatches, and the Internet of Things, there will always be analytics opportunities to derive insights.


Professional recognition and accreditation
Graduates can apply for membership of these organisations:
  • Statistical Society of Australia Inc. (SSAI)
  • Australian Society for Operations Research (ASOR)
  • American Statistical Association (ASA)
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

Programme Structure

  • Essential Mathematics
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Database Concepts
  • Data Visualisation
  • Machine Learning
  • Time Series Analysis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You must have successfully completed:

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in any discipline.

You may also be considered if you have at least 10 years of work experience in analytics, statistics, operations research, economics, finance, logistics, marketing, supply chain management, engineering (management), information technologies, information security, computer science or a relevant discipline.

Work Experience

At least 10 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    29760 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29760 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    29760 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29760 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
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