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.

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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.


  • 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

2018 Lowest Rank


2019 Guaranteed Entry


2018 A Levels
2018 IB Diploma


2018 QLD OP


How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents 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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Annual Tuition Fee


Commonwealth Supported Place Student Contribution Band 2

* 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 pay 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 will increase each year of your period of study (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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