Master of Science (Professional)

The STEM Knowledge and Skills You Need to Advance Your Career

With rapid advances in technology the need for STEM knowledge and skills continues to increase dramatically. Evolving industry requirements mean it can be challenging to pursue a career solely in your area of expertise.

In response to this, we designed the UNSW Master of Science (Professional) a career-accelerator for early and mid-career STEM professionals. Developed in consultation with industry, the degree will broaden your knowledge of STEM fields to expand your career options.


  • Mode: Online + Face-to-face
  • Designed for: STEM professionals
  • Program start: Enquire now re Term 2, 2020 intake.


Structured to Your Goals & Interests

The flexible degree will equip you with the tools to navigate continuing workplace disruption due to advances in technology. You’ll broaden your expertise of complementary STEM fields to integrate into your career, with disciplinary content areas including Data Science, Cyber Security, Biotechnology and Quantum Technologies.

As a Master of Science (Professional) student, you’ll build valuable advanced leadership and professional skills including Science Communication, Entrepreneurship & Commercialisation, and Leading Science for Impact.

Early-stage professionals will develop an exceptional future-proof skill-set that incorporates critical thinking and analytics. If you’re an experienced professional, you’ll develop multi-disciplinary skills across various STEM areas and gain the confidence to remain at the forefront of their industry.

You’ll be taught by some of Australia’s leading STEM educators with a combination of online and face-to-face study.  The degree culminates in a personalised work-integrated capstone innovation project with direct relevance to your career advancement.

Studying a Master of Science (Professional) opens up a broad range of career opportunities and professions in management consultancy, finance, health industries, defence, banking and more. 

Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma degrees are also available, with the ability to enter and exit at any point and work through to the Masters.

How to Apply