DATA101-21S2 (D) Semester Two 2021 (Distance)

Introduction to Data Science

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


Data Science is a fast growing, important, and globally in-demand discipline. This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of this field. It will start by introducing key mathematical and statistical concepts and applications like exploratory data analysis, probability (with a focus on essential theories, discrete and continuous random variables), modelling, inference, and bivariate data. It will also address a range of more applied topics where data is important to making decisions, including data wrangling, data analysis, and data visualisation, supported by the statistical programming language R.

This occurrence of the course is for approved online students only. On-campus students should enrol in the (C) occurrence of this course.


1. MATH101, or
2. NCEA 14 Credits at level 3 Mathematics, or
3. Cambridge: D at A level or
an A at AS level in Mathematics, or
4. IB: 4 at HL or
5 at SL in Mathematics, or
5. Approval of the Head of School based on alternative prior learning.


Course Coordinator

For further information see Mathematics and Statistics Head of Department

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $910.00

International fee $4,438.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Mathematics and Statistics.

All DATA101 Occurrences

  • DATA101-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021
  • DATA101-21S2 (D) Semester Two 2021 (Distance)