Undergraduate

Data Science

As one of the most rapidly growing fields in information technology, Data Science unearths value and meaning from data to help businesses and organisations across the globe.
75
ATAR
3
Years Full Time

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Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009

Telephone

131 UWA (131 892)

International

(+61 8) 6488 1000

Hours

8.30am - 5pm AWST, Monday - Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

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

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

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 Student Fees

Indicative annual course fee
2024
Commonwealth Supported Place $9,845.65

Eligible Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) students can use the HECS-HELP loan program to pay their tuition fees. For Full-Fee Paying (FFP) places, students are charged an annual course fee.

Find out more information about tuition fees, or visit the fee calculator for a more accurate cost.

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 Student Fees

Indicative first year fee
2024
$43,900.00

Find out more about tuition fees or visit the fee calculator for the estimated total course fee.

Note, tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to increase up to 7.5 per cent per annum.

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. 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 requirements 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 Applications ATAR

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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.

Minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Prerequisites and recommended subjects

You can view the prerequisites and recommended subjects for your chosen course via the link below.

Prerequisites and recommended subjects

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Course details

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. 
Data Science

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
  • Albany (Regional campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 16-25 hours' teaching time, plus your own study time.
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-DATSC
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BSc [Hons]), 4 years (BPhil[Hons])
Data Science
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
  • Albany (Regional campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 16-25 hours' teaching time, plus your own study time.
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-DATSC
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BSc [Hons]), 4 years (BPhil[Hons])
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Student Experience

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Student Experience
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