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What will I learn?

Data science is driving economic growth, public policy and corporate strategy all over the world, and the ability to manage and interpret data is rapidly becoming an essential skill in many organisations and industries. The Bachelor of Data Science has been designed to prepare you for a career in this emerging and expansive field.

As a student of this degree, you will build a practical understanding of recent developments in computer science, information technology and statistics, and be able to apply relevant mathematical and statistical knowledge and methods to new and ongoing problems.

You will develop your ability to analyse and manage large amounts of data from various sources and evaluate their insights and solutions. In addition to strengthened problem solving skills, you'll also learn to effectively communicate your work to technical- and non-technical audiences, work independently or as a team, and factor in relevant standards, ethical and legal considerations to your projects.

As a graduate, you will have the skills, knowledge and industry connections to build a varied and sustainable career in public and private sectors.

In the Bachelor of Data Science, you will develop enhanced skills in problem solving, critical thinking and communication that will carry you through an interesting and flexible career in a range of industries and organisations.

Career

Upon graduation from the Bachelor of Data Science, you will have the skills required to pursue a career as a data scientist in public and private organisations. Your job titles may include analytics specialist, business intelligence analyst or developer, data analyst, data architect, data engineer, data miner, data scientist, research scientist and web analyst.

You may also choose to pursue further study with the Master of Data Science, Master of Analytics or Masters of Statistics and Operations Research for higher level training in data science or related fields.

Which department am I in?

STEM College

CRICOS

103214G

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$36,480.00 (19,84,766) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected May 2023

More details

Start date

18 July 2022

Venue

RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

Melbourne City Campus,

124 La Trobe Street,

MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a recognized equivalent Year 12 studies program to the required standard. To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests: IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.0 (with no individual band below 5.5); TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 60 (with minimum of 10 in Reading, 9 in Listening, 16 in Speaking and 19 in Writing); Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 50 (with no communication band less than 42); Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 169 with no less than 162 in any component

For international students

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or an equivalent senior secondary school qualification with a minimum average of 65%

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

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  • 8th in Australia for graduate employability
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