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Introduction to Data science

Study data science and learn how to evaluate large volumes of data using techniques rooted in computer science, programming and mathematics.

With the right qualification, you can become a big data expert who wrangles the data that guides organisations to solve business challenges.

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La Trobe University


Mapping, Analysing and Visualising Data

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No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 29 Jul 2024

University of New England


From Logic to Data Processing

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No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 21 Oct 2024

University of Tasmania


Introduction to Spatial Information

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No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

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University of Southern Queensland


Master of Data Science (Data Analytics)

100% online

2 years full time or part time equivalent

Charles Sturt University

A starter in the tools and techniques of AI

100% online

6 months full time or part time equivalent

Southern Cross University

A double degree in IT and business

Online & on-campus

4 years full time or part time equivalent

Australian Catholic University

Data skills to optimise high performance sport

100% online

6 months full time or part time equivalent

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What you'll learn in a data science course

Data science is a multidisciplinary field that combines maths, science, data analytics, statistics and sometimes even artificial intelligence to collect data from a number of different sources.

A data science course will provide you with an understanding of the research principles and methods underpinning the practice of data science. You’ll learn how to work with complex bodies of unstructured data, deduce findings and make recommendations that can help solve business problems.

Why should you study a data science degree?

If you have an affinity for maths, statistics or computer science, then a data science degree could be just the course for you. The world of data is expanding at a phenomenal rate, and a background in data science will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to navigate it.

Use principles from mathematics, stats, programming and coding to help solve issues businesses face on a daily basis and guide their decision making.

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