Bengaluru: 22 Nov 2022 – Deakin University, Australia, has introduced an online Master of Data Science (Global) in collaboration with Great Learning. The online masters program is designed exclusively for graduates of Great Learning’s postgraduate programs in data science and business analytics and the postgraduate program in AI and machine learning is offered in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin. Designed by Deakin’s experienced faculty, leveraging new digital learning tools and technologies, and guided by industry, the curriculum offers learners the flexibility to earn a global masters degree in data science from Deakin University in just 12 months while continuing to work in their jobs.
Live virtual classes and recorded lectures by Deakin faculty, hands-on projects, weekly mentoring sessions, peer-to-peer learning, and dedicated career assistance are some of the highlights of the program. Career development support activities — such as workshops and personalized mentorships — help candidates identify their strengths and career paths. Learners will also be given access to Great Learning Excelerate — a curated jobs portal that enables them to apply to relevant positions. Great Learning works with 2300+ companies to offer unparalleled placement support to its learners. Some of the marquee hiring companies include Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Dell, IBM, Flipkart, Infosys, Intel, Deloitte, etc.
Dr. Sutharshan Rajasegarar, Course Director, School of Information Technology, Deakin University said, ’The online masters provide successful graduates of Great Learning’s relevant postgraduate programs an exciting opportunity to further their education in just 12 months. The collaboration will award graduates with a global masters degree that will open up opportunities worldwide.’
The modern world demands accurate and reliable data to guide organizations in developing the strongest solutions. Recruiters are constantly on the lookout for professionals who have an in-depth understanding of the latest technologies and possess the necessary business acumen to drive business growth. With this growing demand comes a massive need for a qualified workforce. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Data Science expertise will drive a 27.9 percent rise in employment in the field by 2026. Professionals can now leverage the opportunity to become in-demand Data Science experts by learning future-ready skills.
Sharing his thoughts about the masters program, Hari Krishnan Nair, Co-founder, of Great Learning said,
’Data science talent demand continues to rise across industries. Driven by the need for digital transformation companies across IT, Management and Consulting, Pharma, BFSI, and Manufacturing are looking for professionals with new-age data science skills to help them make data-driven business decisions. To be able to build on your postgraduate certificate into a prestigious master’s degree from a top global university in just 12 months is a great opportunity to build your credentials and also get global exposure. The global acceptance that comes with a Deakin University masters degree is a perfect launchpad for professionals.’
With a focus to impart new-age data science skills to professionals, the comprehensive and carefully designed program curriculum includes engineering AI solutions, mathematics for AI, machine learning, modern data science, real-world analytics, and data wrangling. The online masters program is offered at an unmatched price which is less than 10% of the on-campus masters degree. Upon successful completion of the online masters program, learners will receive a Master of Data Science (Global) degree from Deakin University.
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