Data Science

Data Scientist has been described as the sexiest job of the 21st century. A simple search using online job boards will generally have hundreds of hits for the term Data Science. Just about every field of endeavour is turning to data to improve understanding and outcomes in its domain. Western Sydney University has introduced an innovative Bachelor of Data Science. Unlike most Bachelors degrees, Data Science is taken in conjunction with another degree, adding two semesters of study and providing data skills in the context of another degree program.

Undergraduate

The Bachelor of Data Science consists of 8 units of study, many developed especially for the program, that blend statistics, machine learning and computer science to create a unique offering. The program assumes a minimum of previous mathematical and computing experience. Example degrees that can be combined with Data Science include Bachelors of Business, ICT and Science, as well as more unusual combinations such as Social and Medial Science.

For more information and a full list of units offered, visit the handbook.

Postgraduate

Western Sydney University also offers a two-year sister Master of Data Science program designed to take students with a minimal background in data analysis and give them skills to operate as a Data Scientist in a variety of application areas.

For more information and a full list of units offered, visit the handbook.