Overview

Data scientists and analysts are in high demand from industry and government. As billions of devices feed data to central databases, businesses require experts to interpret that data. This degree blends mathematical methods, statistics, computing, business decisions and communication to give you the theoretical and practical skills you need to enter this lucrative field. You will benefit from expertise across three different schools at UNSW – Mathematics and Statistics, Computer Science and Engineering, and Economics – and will have the choice of majors from quantitative data science, business data science or computational data science.

Program Code

3959

UAC Code

429150

CRICOS Code

093085J

Total units of credit (UOC)

144

Campus

Kensington

Indicative Enrolments

128

Why choose this degree?

The increasing need for people who can interpret and understand data means that data scientists and analysts are high-growth and lucrative jobs.

Who should choose this degree?

Those who want to develop skills in mathematical methods, statistics, computing, business decisions and communication and find a truly global job with prospects for growth into the future. 

Majors

  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Economics
  • Mathematics

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this degree may pursue a career as a business analyst, customer success manager, data scientist, data engineer, data analyst, data manager, data architect, database administrator, digital data analyst, environmental data analyst, forecast modeller, reporting Analyst, Statistician or University educator. 

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics Extension 1

Entry requirements

2019 Lowest ATAR 1

87.90

2019 Lowest Selection Rank 2

94.00

2020 Guaranteed Entry 3

95.00

2019 A levels 4

17

2019 IB Diploma 5

36

2019 QLD OP 6

4

1. 2019 Lowest ATAR

The 2019 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

2. 2019 Lowest Selection Rank

The 2019 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019.

3. 2020 Guaranteed Entry

Find more information on Guaranteed Entry here.

4. 2019 A levels

Information on how A levels are calculated can be found here.

5. 2019 IB Diploma

The 2019 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019. It is to be used as a guide only.

6. 2019 QLD OP

QLD OP is an indication of the OP you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019. It is to be used as a guide only.

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply. For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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Fees

Indicative First Year Fee

$9,759*

Commonwealth Supported Place – multiple Student Contribution Bands may apply for this double degree. See single degrees for the applicable fee bands.

*The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will be liable for depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment. Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and may increase each year during your studies (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only – other fees and charges are not included.

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