Undergraduate

Computing and Data Science

The knowledge and practical skills in data science technologies for data collection, cleaning, conversion, analysis, visualisation, interpretation, storage, search, synthesis and cloud management.
92
ATAR
4
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career opportunities

As organisations around the world implement and expand data-analytics programs, the demand for data scientists continues to grow.
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Career Opportunities

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Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course
Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
192
Average Annual Fee - 2021
$8,747.06
Typical Fee Range - 2021
$3,950.00 - $14,500.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
192
Total Course Fee - 2021
$160,400.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.

Mathematics requirement

This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.

WACE prerequisite: Mathematics Methods ATAR

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English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
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How to apply

Ready to apply for this course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

The Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science (Data Science) will prepare you with the knowledge and practical skills in data science technologies for data collection, cleaning, conversion, analysis, visualisation, interpretation, storage, search, synthesis and cloud management, putting you in high demand in the growing data science job market.  

About the course

Studying Computing and Data Science will unveil the technologies that bring us the convenience we enjoy every day and subconsciously take for granted as natural parts of our life. 

Computing and Data Science

Quick Details

STATUS
  • Available 2021
LOCATIONS
  • Perth (Crawley Campus)
ATTENDANCE
  • Full-time, part-time
DELIVERY
  • On-campus
STARTING DATES
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
WEEKLY CONTACT TIME
  • 16-25' teaching time, plus your own study time
LEVEL OF STUDY
  • Undergraduate
FULL-TIME /PART-TIME DURATION
  • 4 years (BACS[Hons]), 4 years (BPhil[Hons])
DEGREES COURSE IS AVAILABLE IN
  • Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science (Honours), BPhil
TISC CODE
  • UWACH

Why study this course

  • Working alongside industry partners and inspiring researchers and fellow students will give you hands-on experience and connections with future employers working on real-world projects. Your in-demand skills in data science will give you an edge in almost any industry and workplace setting
  • You'll be able to apply your business and technical knowledge to identify and overcome business challenges and help organisations achieve their goals
  • You'll learn how to make evidence-based and data-driven decisions, becoming a valuable problem solver in your workplace

You'll learn to

  • apply data visualisation, interpretation, storage and synthesis skills in complex real-world settings
  • use predictive modelling to forecast future trends, outcomes and scenarios
  • understand the opportunities and constraints of contemporary data science practice as it applies in various industries
  • work effectively as a team member and as a team leader for real-world data science projects
  • communicate data science, modelling and analytics clearly in oral, graphical and written formats
  • extend knowledge in data science through research, experimentation and analysis

Discover EZONE UWA

EZONE building

"Have you ever wondered how Bureau of Meteorology forecast the weather; how your smart phone can recognise your face; how YouTube makes recommendations; and how Siri can listen to your command and hold a conversation?"

Dr Wei Liu - Senior Lecturer, School of Physics, Mathematics and Computing 

Student Clubs

Whatever you’re interested in, you’ll find people here to share your journey.

Enhance your employability while making lifelong friends and connections by joining one of our many student clubs, such as:

Find out more about all our student clubs from the UWA Student Guild.

Course Structure

Our course has been structured to give you a comprehensive understanding of Computing and Data Science

Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific, or first, major for this degree.

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Admission entry pathways

UWA offers a number of admission entry pathways for domestic and international students to be able to study with us. If your results do not qualify you for standard entry into the University, check our Admission entry pathways for one that suits you.

 

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