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Bachelor of Data Science

BDataSc
06 October 2023

Data is used by organisations of all sizes to make better decisions. In this degree you'll learn how to analyse and interpret data to inform decision-making and forecast trends. Find out about studying a Bachelor of Data Science (BDataSc) through UC's Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Science.

DURATION

Bachelor of Data Science

Degree Structure - Duration
3 years full-time

START

Bachelor of Data Science

Degree Structure - Start In
Semester 1 or 2 (February or July)

POINTS

360

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 120 points:

  • Domestic — $7,336
  • International — $38,981

Overview


Bachelor of Data Science

Introduction

Data is used by organisations of all sizes to make better decisions. In this degree, you will learn how to analyse and interpret data to inform decision-making and forecast trends.

With big data comes big responsibility, and you will learn the importance of data security, ethics, and strategy. You will learn skills in programming, mathematics, and statistics from experts in biology, computing, geography, linguistics, and many other fields. As a result, you will be able to contribute your diverse skillset across many fields.



Bachelor of Data Science

What will my study involve?

 

  • Depending on your chosen major, you will have a range of hands-on learning experiences that may take place from our modern laboratories to our field stations.
  • Project work in your final year will give you real world experience in applying data science to create workplace solutions.
  • We have research centres that specialise in data science, with projects like climate change prediction models in Antarctica, geospatial mapping for urban planning in rural Aotearoa, and VR simulation training systems for firefighters.

Bachelor of Data Science

Entry requirements

Admission to UC with University Entrance (or equivalent) is required to enrol.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.

Recommended preparation

The Bachelor of Data Science is open to anyone with entry to the University.

A background in secondary school subjects such as maths, statistics, computing, and IT will be especially useful. UC offers introductory courses if you have little or no background in these areas.

Bachelor of Data Science

Subjects and courses

The Bachelor of Data Science includes introductory courses in programming, mathematics, statistics, and computer sciences, as well as hands-on lab work and group projects.

You will also complete courses towards a major subject, completing with a final capstone project in the third year with supervision from industry.

See ‘Planning my degree’ below for an example degree structure diagram.

Compulsory courses

100-level

Plus complete the required 100-level courses from your chosen major.

200-level

Plus complete the required 200-level courses from your chosen major.

300-level

Plus complete the required 300-level courses from your chosen major.

Major subjects

 

Bachelor of Data Science

Career ready

  • Gain skills in project implementation, research, critical analysis, problem- solving, and communication to discuss and explain data findings.
  • Graduates will be ready to work in roles such as data scientist, analyst, software architect, IT consultant, business analyst, statistician, and software developer.

Find out more about what can you do with a degree from UC.

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $7,336
  • International — $38,981

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $7,136
  • International — $37,163

SSL estimate (per 120 points):

  • 2024 — $1,100.40
  • 2023 — $992.40

Planning my study


Bachelor of Data Science

Each small block represents a 15-point course. However, some courses may be 30 points or more.

This diagram is an example only – other combinations are possible. For specific course requirements, see the Regulations for the Bachelor of Data Science.

Bachelor of Data Science

How do I plan my degree?

 

The Bachelor of Data Science requires a minimum total of 360 points:

 

  • 195 points of compulsory Data Science courses
  • 165 points of courses towards your major.

At least 225 points must be from courses above 100-level, with at least 105 points at 300-level.

The degree takes 3 years of full-time study, or can be studied part-time for up to 10 years.

For the full degree requirements, see the Regulations for the Bachelor of Data Science.

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