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What will I learn?

This major focuses on data and scientific computation. In our data-driven world, information is now being collected at an unprecedented speed and scale. According to IBM, more than 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are generated a day. From predicting trends to protecting personal information, companies around the world need data scientists to process, explore and harness meaning from their data.

About the course

Content in this major is delivered in lectures given by world-renowned experts in the field, as well as tutorials with your peers and practical laboratory classes where you will put your theoretical knowledge into practice using the latest technologies. You'll develop an understanding of how to use technology for efficient and effective data collection, conversion, analysis, visualisation and interpretation. You'll learn how to integrate new technologies to create science, engineering and business systems, and how to design useful and usable software. The practical computing and information technology skills acquired will greatly complement knowledge and skills acquired in science, arts, business and engineering majors.

Career Pathways

As organisations around the world implement data analytics programs, the demand for data scientists is only set to increase. Opportunities exist in areas such as energy and resources engineering, bioinformatics and biochemistry, computational physics and astronomy, transportation, health, finance, marketing, geophysics, geographic information systems and biomechanics.

Further Study

You could apply for entry to honours and the Master of Data Science after completing the requirements of this major.

Career Opportunities

Analyst

Computer Network Professional

Developer Programmer

Network Administrator

Network Analyst

Software and Applications Programmer

Web Administrator

Web Designer

Which department am I in?

School of Physics, Mathematics and Computing

CRICOS

068916E

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,125.00 (17,12,046) per year
AUD $124,500 total course fee

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

Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

UWA Albany Centre

35 Stirling Terrace,

ALBANY,

Western Australia,

6330, ALBANY, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,125.00 (17,12,046) per year
AUD $124,500 total course fee

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

Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

35 Stirling Highway,

CRAWLEY,

Western Australia,

6009, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete GCE A-level Minimum grade E in Knowledge & Inquiry; Minimum grade C in General Paper. Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules); PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

For international students

Entry requirements may vary from country to country. Students are required to complete an international academic qualification equivalent to Australian High School (or equivalent).

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules); International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) - English A1 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English A2 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English B at HL - Minimum score 5; PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

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

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About The University of Western Australia (UWA)

UWA is the only Western Australian university ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide.

  • World-top 100 university - QS World University Rankings 2021
  • 5-stars for teaching quality (Good Universities Guide 2020)
  • A proud member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight
  • 11 subject areas in world’s top 50 QS Rankings 2020