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Data Science Major


Focuses on the numeracy and analytical repertoire of graduates.

Graduates will gain statistical expertise in analysing and visualising simple and complex data sets from a variety of sources such as disease markers, genomic and transcriptomic data and business data sets. Graduates will be competitive in the data science job market as it is implemented in computing, business and the natural sciences.

Special entry requirements

All applicants are required to complete as a minimum MAT1137 Introductory Applied Mathematics or Mathematics: Methods ATAR, with equivalents considered.





Mount Lawley

South West (Bunbury)


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Major details



Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MAT1236Calculus 115
CSP1150Programming Principles15
CSG1207Systems and Database Design15
MAT2110Applied Statistics15
MAT2440Time Series Forecasting15
MAT3110Applied Multivariate Statistics15
MAT3120Machine Learning and Data Visualisation15
Elective Unitx 115

Employment Opportunities

Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Applied Statistician

This Major can be studied in the following courses

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