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BACHELOR OF DATA SCIENCE

Program

STRUCTURE & CURRICULUM

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The academic track of the BDS program is made of a blend of core and advanced specialist subjects. Our curriculum is built on the principle that subjects get more and more specialised as you progress through the program.

YEAR 1

The subjects undertaken in the first year of the program build a strong foundation in data science, math and computer science.

  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Introduction to Databases
  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Statistical Data Analysis

YEAR 2

In the second year, mathematical and analytical topics are explored in considerable depth and students are exposed to topics such as Data Integration, Data Structures, Programming for Analytics, Machine Learning, and Matrix Algebra and Applications.

  • Advanced Calculus
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Data Integration and Warehousing
  • Visual Analytics (or Explorative data analysis)
  • Matrix Algebra and Applications
  • Programming for Analytics
  • Consumer Behaviour and Marketing Research
  • Machine Learning

 

YEAR 3

Advanced learning continues in Year 3 through topics such as Data Mining, Social Web Analytics, and Big Data Processing Techniques and Platforms.

  • Simulation Modelling
  • Data Mining
  • Object Relational and NoSQL Databases
  • Data Science Capstone Project I
  • Social Web Analytics (or Web, Internet of Things and Social Media Mining)
  • Advanced Analytics (Stream, Sensor and Spatio-temporal Analysis)
  • Big Data Processing Techniques and Platforms
  • Data Science Capstone Project II

CAPSTONE PROJECTS

In the third and final year, students undertake applied analytics capstone projects that give them practical and hands-on experience in identifying and interpreting actionable information from raw data and using them to make informed and mathematically valid decisions.

 

INTERNSHIPS

Although internships are voluntary, students are always encouraged to make good use of their summer break to gain real-time industry exposure. Internships present the opportunity to build a portfolio of international work experience, develop important professional attributes, put classroom learning to practice and transform yourself into a data specialist.