The program is designed for, and should appeal to, a broad local and international target student base. Student backgrounds will include healthcare (clinical, nursing and allied health), mathematics, statistics, and computer science.
The entry criteria are:
- an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline
- an undergraduate degree in a non-cognate discipline at honours level
- an undergraduate degree in a non-cognate discipline and minimum 1 year full-time equivalent of relevant work experience
- minimum 3 year full-time equivalent of relevant work experience
Cognate discipline is defined as a degree in one of the following disciplines: a science allied with medicine, including
- biomedical/ biological science
- public health
- veterinary science
- mathematical sciences
- computer science
- data science
- other (case-by-case basis)
Relevant experience is defined as:
- any (professional) position involving data acquisition, management or handling (e.g. database manager)
- any (professional) position involving analytics (e.g. data analyst)
- tertiary-level training, demonstrating capability in a cognate discipline
- exhibits potential to pursue postgraduate (level 8) studies
Evidence requirements will be a CV and an employer provided statement of service in relation to professional experience.
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is awarded in accordance with UNSW 'Recognition of Prior Learning (Coursework Programs) Policy' and 'Recognition of Prior Learning Procedure', for both program admission and credit.
Criteria for RPL for admission is detailed in the program entry requirements.
Credit granted will yield specified credit for the equivalent 6 UoC course. Reduction in the total volume of learning due to advance standing is limited to a maximum of 50% of the total UoC for the program.