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Bachelor of Applied Data Science

Approved Abbreviation: BAppDataSc


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3770.1

AQF Level: 7

Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course was 2021 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

For commencement year 2016 - 2020, please refer to: 3734.1 Bachelor of Data Science

The Bachelor of Applied Data Science is not a stand-alone course, but is designed to be undertaken as a bolt-on in combination with any bachelor degree. In order to graduate with a Bachelor of Applied Data Science, students must have completed all requirements from their first bachelor’s degree, as well as the 80 credit points required for this course. Hence students in a 3-year bachelor wishing to enrol into this course must complete a total of 320 credit points (240cps from first degree plus 80cps for the bolt-on). Likewise, students in a 4-year bachelor wishing to enrol into this course must complete a total of 400 credit points (320cps for the first degree plus 80cps for the bolt-on).

Digital data plays an increasingly important role in many areas of endeavour. Extracting information from data has become a science in itself – Data Science. Graduates from many disciplines, will benefit from skills in Data Science. This course teaches a blend of skills from mathematics, statistics and computing, Graduates will know how to embark on data driven investigations, and conduct visual and computational analytics for application in their own primary discipline.

Study Mode
Four years for students completing a three year Western Sydney Bachelor degree and the Bachelor of Applied Data Science. Five years for students completing a four year Western Sydney Bachelor degree and the Bachelor of Applied Data Science.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Laurence Parkl.park@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternal See above

Admission

Recommended studies: Mathematics, Computing/IT

Assumed knowledge required: Mathematics equivalent to 2 Unit HSC

To be eligible for admission, a student must attain a minimum ATAR of 75, or the equivalent rank for their primary undergraduate degree.

For current Domestic Western Sydney University students wishing to enrol please complete the Course Choice Form available on the University's Students webpage.

Course Choice Form

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Special Requirements Prerequisites
Students must have completed all requirements for another bachelors degree in order to graduate with the Bachelor of Applied Data Science.

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Applied Data Science is not a stand-alone degree, but is designed to be undertaken in combination with any Western Sydney bachelor degree. The standard study duration for both degrees would be

  • Four years for students completing a three year Western Sydney Bachelor degree and the Bachelor of Applied Data Science.
  • Five years for students completing a four year Western Sydney Bachelor degree and the Bachelor of Applied Data Science.

Recommended Sequence

Autumn session

301108Thinking About Data
301107Analytics Programming
301109Visual Analytics
301110Applications of Big Data

Spring session

300958Social Web Analytics
301111Discovery Project
301034Predictive Modelling
301033Introduction to Data Science


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