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Data is everywhere and is exponentially growing in its creation. Data scientists create and use various tools and frameworks in order to analyse for patterns in data, then communicate their findings to others. The University of Newcastle’s Bachelor of Data Science will allow to you develop core skills in data science including data wrangling and visualisation, programming, data security, and applied artificial intelligence including machine intelligence.
Applied artificial intelligence including machine intelligence, data security, data wrangling and visualisation, programming, statistical modelling.
Additional key areas of study include: algorithms, business analysis, data mining, data structures, database and information management, machine intelligence, statistical inference.
Career opportunities exist all over the world in almost every industry, from IT to business, manufacturing, defence and many more. Possible careers might include: data scientist, programmer, software architect, consultancy, entrepreneur, analyst, statistician, web developer, web manager.
Accreditation will be sought from Statistical Society Australia (SSA) and Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Our computer science laboratories provide the perfect practical environment to apply your knowledge and test your skills. Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) is available in your final year where you will have the opportunity to complete up to 250 hours of work placement in an external organisation.
Available as an additional year (or part time equivalent) to meritorious students.
Assumed knowledge: Mathematics Advanced or equivalent.
Recommended studies: Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.
If you completed higher education or partial higher education studies your grade point average can be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes.
If you studied vocational education and training, the type of qualification, whether or not you completed it, and if it was graded or competency-based, will all be taken into consideration to assess your eligibility for admission.
If you haven't completed any formal secondary, VET or higher education studies we offer a range of options to get you on the pathway to your dream degree.
View all details of this course on the UON website.
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The academic content of all programs is subject to routine review. For up-to-date details, visit University of Newcastle degrees.
Applicants should note that under the revised Australian Qualifications Framework some programs with honours are four-year programs available with direct entry. Other programs are three-year bachelor degree programs. Meritorious students have the option to apply for an additional one-year end-on honours component after graduation. Check the course descriptions carefully.