Increasingly in the digital age data plays an important role in most, if not all, occupations. Extracting information from data has become a science in itself, blending skill sets from mathematics, statistics and computing. With a strong applications focus, this course provides a grounding in the nature of data and skills required to embark on data driven investigations.
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Data Science at Western
Extracting information from data has become a science in itself, blending skill sets from mathematics, statistics and computing.
Fees and delivery
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $31,680*
Delivery: On campus
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As a data science graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Data Analyst
- Data Engineer
- Data Scientist
Data Analyst's extract data and use it to help companies make better business decisions. This could mean figuring out how to price new materials for the market, how to reduce transportation costs or propose new solutions to save the company money.
As a Data Scientist you will analyse data and extract meaning from it. This includes working with unstructured and structured data, data cleansing and data preparation.
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The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.