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Data and Computer Science

Through interpreting the data and computer science behind technological advances, you can help create and develop methods to improve everyday lives. Gain the knowledge and expertise needed for an exciting career in the world of information and technology.


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From mobile data and cloud computing, to artificial intelligence and advanced software development, study in this field to tackle technological challenges and devise innovative solutions to transform the way we live.

Industry 4.0, part of the world’s fourth industrial revolution, is changing the way we work and interact with other people and the world around us. In almost every industry, you’ll find a requirement for talented professionals in data and computer science.

Whether you explore cybersecurity, AI, computer science or data science, you’ll be equipped with the relevant connections and practical skills to forge a career developing new technologies and advanced programming to overcome challenges facing society. With real industry experience through internships and work integrated learning, you’ll kickstart opportunities in this rapidly expanding field.

  • Industry-developed courses
    so you’ll gain the skills needed to succeed.
  • Gain transferable skills demanded by employers
    along with technical skills to analyse large amounts of data.
  • Learn from globally renowned experts
    who are engaged in world-leading research.
  • High-demand graduates
    with many working with Google and Facebook.
  • Be recognised
    Computer Science and Data Science majors are accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

World-class facilities

EZONE UWA provides an unparalleled student experience, building an innovative and collaborative culture based on a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) capability like no other in the country.

Our strong connections with industry leaders and global research collaborations provide you with a critical edge.

Industry snapshot

Strong computing and data analysis skills are becoming necessary in an ever-increasing number of disciplines and workplace contexts. These skills and knowledge will help you to succeed in the rapidly evolving information and communications technology industry.

Potential jobs include:

  • AI or cybersecurity specialist
  • Business/data analyst
  • Business intelligence architect
  • Cybersecurity consultant
  • Cyber forensic investigator
  • Data and analytics manager
  • Data architect/scientist
  • Ethical hacker
  • Game engine designer and developer
  • Information systems manager
  • IT security and risk analyst/consultant
  • Machine learning expert
  • Network and security specialist
  • Programmer
  • Software developer/engineer
  • Systems designer

Job growth in this industry

Job growth in data and computer science. 2018-19 +10.2%, 2019-20 +10.5%, 2020-21 +15.5%, 2021-22 +16%. 2018-19 +10.2% 2019-20 +10.5% 2020-21 +15.5% 2021-22 +16%
Data science employment forcasts, 2018-19 to 2021-22. Source: Deloitte Access Economics (2017)

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