In the world of tomorrow, data skills will be essential, no matter what other qualifications you may have.
Western’s new Bachelor of Data Science is one of a kind. It’s unique because it can only be studied in conjunction with another degree – giving you an added advantage in a competitive environment.
Note: Three years full-time study includes two years equivalent Advanced Standing for prior undergraduate degree.
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A one of a kind degree in Data Science
Emerge with a thorough understanding of mathematics, statistics and computing. Find out how to embark on data-driven investigations, and conduct visual and computational analytics.
Learn how to decipher large volumes of data, uncover trends, analyse your findings, and gain a deeper insight into their true meaning.
Blend Data Science with courses like Marketing, Engineering, Information and Communications Technology, Science, or Psychology to graduate with a combined degree.
Get the edge
Although this course is not stand-alone degree, it can be completed concurrently with any other Bachelor degree at Western. Give yourself the edge.
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 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 Data Science.
- Five years for students completing a four-year Western Sydney Bachelor degree and the Bachelor of Data Science.
Fees and delivery
Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.
Delivery: On campus
Delivery: On campus
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 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.