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UAC code489791 - Newcastle
LocationNewcastle
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.3 years full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesSemester 2 (19 Jul 2021), Semester 2 (19 Jul 2021),
English proficiencyIELTS overall minimum - 6.0, IELTS section minimum - 6.0 Find out more about IELTS.
CRICOS CodeCRICOS code: 105362A
Program Code40276
Selection Rank
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Entry requirements

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

Program handbook

Description

Data is everywhere and is exponentially growing in its creation. Data Scientists create and use various tools and frameworks in order to analyse for patterns in data, then communicate their findings to others. The University of Newcastle’s Bachelor of Data Science will allow you to develop core skills in data science including data wrangling and visualisation, programming, data security, and applied artificial intelligence including machine intelligence.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Expertise: You will be a data scientist who can draw on a body of knowledge that spans data science, data analytics, data architecture, data engineering, and data wrangling, to apply yourself across a range of professions, projects, and problems.
  • Awareness: You will be to apply your learning and skills to create new understandings of the world and real world issues that lay at the intersection of many traditional and emerging disciplines.
  • Tenacity: You will be a problem solver and an innovator who can identify, draw upon and manage resources to take a project from concept to completion.
  • Perception: You will be a critical thinker who has keen insight and a broad perspective of the world to find solutions to complex problems.
  • Responsiveness: You will be a person who has the flexibility to work in many different environments, to harness collective knowledge within local and global professional networks, to communicate effectively, to work with people and have an appreciation of others.
  • Integrity: You will be a professional who can apply your skills and knowledge of data science to the highest ethical standards responsibly and honestly.

Details

Information correct as at22 Jun 2021 9:22 am
Program code40276
AQF level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 3 years full-time.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian

This program is new for 2021, there is currently no commencing student profile available.

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Assumed knowledgeHSC Mathematics Advanced or equivalent
Recommended studiesHSC Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent
Term typeSemesters
Fees
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    CRICOS Code105362A

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    Admission information

    Admission requirements

    Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Admission information for Australian students and residents is available online here. Admission information for international students can be found here. During the admission process adjustment factors may be applied to your Selection Rank. Please visit our website to see if you are eligible. 

    Minimum English language proficiency requirements

    All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


    Credit transfer

    If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.


    Academic requirements for program completion

    Total units required

    240 units

    Program duration

    3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

    International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

    Program requirements

    The Bachelor of Data Science requires students to pass courses totalling 240 units, as follows:

    • 170 units of Core courses
    • 10 unit 2000 Level Directed course
    • 10 unit 3000 Level Directed course
    • 50 units of Electives

    Please note: Students must only complete courses that form part of the program. Electives include any unrestricted courses offered within the university. In addition the program must include:

    • No more than 100 units at 1000 level.
    • At least 40 units at 2000 level.
    • At least 60 units at 3000 level.

    Program plans

    Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


    Program structure

    Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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    Core Courses

    Complete the following core courses.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    COMP1140Database and Information Management
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    MATH1110Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (UNCIE)
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (BCA Singapore)
    10 units
    MATH1120Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2
    • Summer 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    MATH1510Discrete Mathematics
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    SENG1110Object Oriented Programming
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (UNCIE)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    SENG1120Data Structures
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    STAT1100Data Wrangling and Visualisation
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    STAT1300Fundamentals of Statistics
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    COMP2230Algorithms
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    INFT2150Business Analysis
    • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    STAT2020Predictive Analytics
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    STAT2300Statistical Inference
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    COMP3260Data Security
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    COMP3330Machine Intelligence
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    COMP3340Data Mining
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    COMP3851AComputer Science and Information Technology Work Integrated Learning Part A
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
    • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    COMP3851BComputer Science and Information Technology Work Integrated Learning Part B
    • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
    • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
    10 units

    2000 Level Directed Courses

    Complete 10 units from the following directed courses.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    MATH2340Linearity and Continuity 1
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    SCIE2001Professional Employment Skills
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    STAT2000Applied Statistics and Research Methods
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    10 units

    3000 Level Directed Courses

    Complete 10 units from the following directed courses.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    INFT3800Professional Practice in IT
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
    10 units
    STAT3030Generalised Linear Models
    • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    STAT3040Forecasting with Linear Time Series Models
    • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
    10 units

    Electives

    Complete 50 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

    50 units

    Additional information

    Through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre, students can access a free suite of NUPrep preparation courses as well as Academic Learning Support.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.


    International students

    All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


    Additional support

    AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

    Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.

    The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.