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Data Science

Data Science

Data scientists harness the power of data combined with computation to drive innovation. They work at the interface of computing, statistics and media to collate and analyse large volumes of data and communicate findings to a range of audiences. Their ability to use big data to predict future trends is becoming an essential part of decision making in business and government.

The Data Science major is a multidisciplinary major with fields of study in computing, statistics, emerging internet technologies and media studies. Foundational studies in programming and statistics form the basis of higher level studies in data mining, data security and computer simulation. The major builds students’ capacity to extract, analyse and visualise large volumes of data and communicate analytical outcomes to a range of audiences. Graduates from the major will be equipped to enter a range of industries where data science is key to innovation.

It is also possible to combine Data Science in a Double Degree with Arts, Commerce.

Bachelor of Science (Data Science)

  • Entry requirements: Mathematics Methods ATAR
  • Indicative ATAR: 80

Bachelor of Science (Data Science)

Bachelor of Science (Data Science Minor)

In this minor you will build on previous experience in statistics and programming to enable you to extract and analyse data to solve practical problems. You will learn how to mine large datasets and can choose to focus on computer simulation or data security.

View more information in the Handbook.

Bachelor of Science (Data Analytics for Business Minor)

In this minor you will gain foundational training in computer programming and statistical analysis, which will be used to build competencies in computer simulation and econometrics. This minor has been developed for students with limited statistics and computing background to understand and apply data science fundamentals to business.

View more information in the Handbook.

If you don’t meet the requirements for your preferred course, you can complete an Alternative Entry Pathway to gain the prerequisites by studying bridging units in the Multidisciplinary Science Major or the Enabling Course for Science, Engineering and Health and then course switch.

For more information, email ScienceStudents@curtin.edu.au or FutureStudents@curtin.edu.au.