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Bachelor of Data Science/Bachelor of Mathematics

The University of Newcastle

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The computing, mathematics and technology industries are at the forefront of new thinking, and are central to the way we work, learn, communicate, socialise and entertain ourselves. Through this program, you might mathematically model the way diseases spread to find a cure for malaria or search for algorithms to speed up computations.

Areas of study

Applied artificial intelligence including machine intelligence, data wrangling and visualisation, discrete mathematics and data mining, mathematical modelling, predictive analytics, programming, statistical modelling.

In the computer science component of your combined program, choose to specialise in one of the following majors: computer systems and robotics, cyber security, software development.

Career opportunities

Data scientist, programmer, software architect, consultancy, entrepreneur, analyst, statistician, web developer, data mining analyst, economic/social statistician, investment banker/stockbroker, sports statistician, meteorologist.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Mathematics (Statistics major) is accredited by the Statistical Society of Australia Inc. Accreditation will be sought from Statistical Society Australia (SSA) and Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Practical experience

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.

Fees and charges

Refer to University of Newcastle current fee information.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge: Mathematics Advanced or equivalent.

Recommended studies: Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.

Applicants with higher education study

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.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

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.

Applicants with work and life experience

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.

Explore University of Newcastle entry options.

Further information

View all details of this course on the UON website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2021)

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 2022 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

Course updates
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Review of programs
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 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.