Our Data Science major equips you with the skills and knowledge for designing experimental studies, building and fitting models for analysis, visualisation, estimation and prediction, and storage and retrieval of big data.
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Advanced Science at Western
You will gain skills essential for the analysis of customer transactions and behaviour, scientific investigations, financial trends, and online behaviour. As a graduate you will have the knowledge and skills required to operate effectively in a data-driven world.
The Bachelor of Advanced Science allows interaction with the high quality research and entrepreneurial expertise at Western Sydney University through learning experiences only available to those who are enrolled in this degree.
The course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.
Students must maintain a grade point average of 5 or above to remain in the course. Those who do not maintain this average will be transferred to the Bachelor of Science.
HSC True Reward
At Western, we recognise that you are much more than your ATAR. Our unique Early Offer Program - HSC True Reward, focuses on your HSC subject results that reflect your strongest skills and relevant to the degree you want to do.
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As an advanced data science graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Analyst/scientist in industry and government
- Business intelligence analytics
- Data mining engineer
- Data architect
- Data scientist
Big Data Scientist
As a big data scientist you can enjoy designing and managing big data and information. You will also define data architecture to help analyse and process information.
Research Scientists plan and carry out experiments, analyse results and data, carry out fieldwork, develop new products or apply new discoveries and teach at universities.
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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.