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Data science and energy systems students get the best of two hemispheres

There is just over a month to go for prospective students who want to apply for entry into two exciting international postgraduate programs in energy systems and data science - and if their application is successful, they could be studying in London this year. 

Building on UniSA’s strong partnership with University College London, two new joint masters’ programs – the Master of Science in Data Science (International) and Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Systems - will commence in September. 

UniSA Pro Vice Chancellor: IT, Engineering and the Environment, Professor Simon Beecham says the new offerings will give masters students a remarkable opportunity to gain international perspectives in their field of study. 

“In both of these programs, students will be learning from experts with broad international experience and they will be gaining industry experience in two counties,” Prof Beecham says. 

“They will also have the advantage of having a joint Master’s degree from both UCL, a world top 10 university and UniSA, listed in Australia’s top 10 for universities under 50 years, according to the world rankings QS rankings. 

“Most importantly though, is that both universities have strong engagement with industry and students in these programs will learn in an industry context – either through relevant placements and projects during their studies or through a curriculum deeply informed by industry realities and challenges.” 

Prof Beecham says the programs offer a unique opportunity for prospective students to look at those challenges through a new lens – in the context of the European market and the changes that Britain’s exit from the EU will mean for business and development both in data science and sustainable energy. 

Dean of Faculty of Engineering Sciences at UCL Professor Nigel Titchener-Hooker says he is delighted to see the flourishing of the partnership with UniSA and how it is providing international opportunities for students. 

“We live in a world completely transformed by globalisation and it is an enormous advantage for any graduate to have studied across cultures and continents,” Prof Titchener-Hooker says. 

“This teaching collaboration will offer students not only two excellent engineering programs, but also access to industry-engaged projects in two different business environments, working on energy and data science problems in the context of different environments – and that is a real asset.” 

More information about the new joint postgraduate degrees is available online

 Media contact: Michèle Nardelli mobile 0418 823 673 email

Posted 17 Jul 18 11:44
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