Bachelor of Applied Data Science

Digital data plays an increasingly important role in many areas of endeavour. Extracting information from data has become a science in itself. This program is not a stand-alone degree, but is designed to be undertaken as an add on degree in combination with any Bachelor degree offered at Western Sydney University.

Bachelor of Applied Data Science

Duration

Full Time: 1 Year (Available Part Time)*

Next Start Date

04 March 2024

22 July 2024

Closing Date

Campuses
Parramatta South
Domestic Student Fees
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Indicative annual fee from $11,885

Additional Information

Program Code: 3770

CRICOS Code: 105990F

A one of a kind degree in Data Science

To graduate with a Bachelor of Applied Data Science, you must have completed all requirements from your first Bachelor’s degree, as well as the 80 credit points required for this program. Graduates from many disciplines will benefit from skills in Applied Data Science. This program teaches a blend of skills from mathematics, statistics, and computing. Graduates will know how to embark on data-driven investigations and conduct visual and computational analytics for application in their own primary discipline.
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What you can expect to study

The program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.

B Advanced Science

As the Bachelor of Applied Data Science is designed to be undertaken in combination with any Western Sydney bachelor degree, the standard study duration for both degrees are:

  • Four years for students completing a three-year Western Sydney Bachelor degree and the Bachelor of Applied Data Science.
  • Five years for students completing a four-year Western Sydney Bachelor degree and the Bachelor of Applied Data Science.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this degree, you can look forward to a broad range of exciting career opportunities in different sectors and industries. Below are some examples of the possible careers you can pursue with this degree:

  • Business intelligence analytics
  • Data mining engineer
  • Data architect
  • Data scientist
B Psychological and Social Sciences

Entry requirements for domestic students

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website. Find out more here.

Admission

  • Recommended studies: Mathematics, Computing/IT
  • Assumed knowledge required: Mathematics equivalent to 2 Unit HSC
  • To be eligible for admission, a student must attain a minimum ATAR of 75, or the equivalent rank for their primary undergraduate degree.

Special Requirements Prerequisites

Students must have completed all requirements for another bachelors degree in order to graduate with the Bachelor of Applied Data Science.

Please consult the handbook for more information.

B Psychological and Social Sciences

Entry requirements for international students

**The Part-time option is not available to International Students on a Student Visa.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International students currently completing an Australian Year 12 in or outside Australia, an International Baccalaureate in Australia or a New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 3 must apply via UAC International.

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Admission

  • Recommended studies: Mathematics, Computing/IT
  • Assumed knowledge required: Mathematics equivalent to 2 Unit HSC
  • To be eligible for admission, a student must attain a minimum ATAR of 75, or the equivalent rank for their primary undergraduate degree.

Special Requirements Prerequisites

Students must have completed all requirements for another bachelors degree in order to graduate with the Bachelor of Applied Data Science.

Please consult the handbook for more information.

Indicative annual fee

Concurrent Degree

A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is one that is subsidised by the Commonwealth and applicable only to Domestic students. This means that the Australian Government pays part of your fees towards your program, therefore reducing your program fees, and the remaining amount is paid by you, this is considered your Student Contribution.

To work out how much your Student Contribution will be before you study, you will first need to find out the Student Contribution band your subjects fit into based on their general discipline area.

You can then calculate your student contributions to work out the total amount of your contribution.

The Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) is a range of loans introduced by the Australian Government from 2005 to provide fee payment assistance to eligible students. Loans are for Australian citizens studying in Australia or overseas. Permanent residents who hold a humanitarian visa are also eligible if studying in Australia.

If eligible you may be able to defer all or part of your Student Contribution through the HECS-HELP loan program. You may also be eligible for OS-HELP if undertaking studies overseas.

New Zealand citizens and holders of an Australian permanent resident visa (other than an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) are generally not entitled to HECS-HELP assistance. If you are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident your Student Contribution amount must be paid in full by the census date.

However, the Australian Government has passed new legislation that changes the way some New Zealand citizens, who hold a Special Category Visa (SCV), studying in Australia will pay their fees. More information is available on the Changes to fees for New Zealand Citizens webpage.

Find out more about HECS-HELP

Find out more about OS-HELP

Applying for this program

This degree is designed to be studied alongside another Bachelor degree and cannot be studied as a stand-alone degree.  If you are seeking to commence study in this degree, you must submit an application form through the student portal at least two weeks before the first day of your intended session of study. 

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Apply as an International Student

If you are an international student, you can apply for free through our international student application system or through an agent representative.

International students are:

  • Not an Australian citizen;
  • Not a New Zealand citizen; and
  • Not a permanent resident of Australia.

If you are an international student completing the Australian HSC, IB or NCEA, apply direct via UAC International.

Admission to Western Sydney University is on the basis of meeting minimum academic and English language requirements. For more information about tuition fees and other costs, visit the Fees and Costs page.

Scholarships

When you apply to Western, you’re automatically assessed for a Scholarship, no additional application required! We’re offering multi-year scholarships (for up to 3 years) valued at $6,000 or $3,000 and even 50% off tuition fees. Scholarships are awarded on academic merit.

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OTHER STUDY OPTIONS

Bachelor of Data Science

Full Time: 3 Years (Available Part Time)*

Graduate Certificate in Data Science

Full Time: 6 Months (Available Part Time)*

Graduate Diploma in Data Science

Full Time: 1 Year (Available Part Time)*

Master of Data Science

Full Time: 2 Years (Available Part Time)*

The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (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 program 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 program past the normal finish date of the program 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 programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.