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Many of today’s problems rely on understanding and analysing data to solve them. From community health and tracking activity in social networks, to understanding our environment and climate change, data scientists are increasingly in demand. Data Scientists create and use various tools and frameworks to understand and analyse patterns in data, then communicate their findings to others.
The Bachelor of Data Science will allow you to develop core skills in data science including data wrangling and visualisation, statistical modelling, programming, data security, and applied artificial intelligence including machine intelligence. Applying these skills by engaging in current workplace projects alongside industry partners of the University gives students a competitive edge when entering the workforce.
As part of this degree, students can tailor studies to meet their career aspirations through elective pathways.
Applied artificial intelligence including machine intelligence, big data, 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.
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.
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.
Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2023 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.
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Applicants should note that under the revised Australian Qualifications Framework some programs 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 component after graduation. Check the course descriptions carefully.