Digital data plays an increasingly important role in many areas of endeavour. Extracting information from data has become a science in itself.
Our Bachelor of Applied Data Science 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.
Note: Standard durations are shown under the Course Structure.
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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 course.
Graduates from many disciplines will benefit from skills in Applied Data Science.
This course 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.
The course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.
As the Bachelor of Appied 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.
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At Western, we recognise that this year has been difficult for Year 12 students. Our Early Offer Program – HSC True Reward provides school leavers with much-needed peace of mind about their university entry for next year.
True Reward focuses on the scores that reflect your strongest skills and lead you to excel at university, rather than your scaled ATAR or results impacted by COVID-19.
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As a data science graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- 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.
Policy Analysts collect and analyse information and data to produce intelligence and to develop and analyse policies guiding the design, implementation and modification of government and commercial operations and programs.
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Further study options
*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.