James Cook University

Bachelor of Advanced Science in Data Science

James Cook University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 092515M

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Pursue excellence with JCU’s Bachelor of Advanced Science program. Learn from world-renowned lecturers, meet experts in their field and conduct hands-on research in North Queensland’s unique tropical environment.

Develop your passion for discovery and choose from nine different majors. You will also choose from a set of core advanced skill subjects to develop analytical and modelling skills that are highly sought-after by future employers.

Apply your skills and knowledge to real-world research projects and have the opportunity to be published in international scientific journals. Go on overseas exchange programs and study natural environments in other parts of the world. Use your degree as a pathway to other health professions or higher research.

Become a science and research leader. JCU Advanced Science graduates are elite, innovative professionals who are equipped for the future.

Honours

An Honours degree is an additional one-year study program (full-time or equivalent) that includes the development of a personal research project and thesis. The three-year Bachelor of Advanced Science is ideal preparation for the rigours of an Honours year, and Advanced Science students are encouraged to consider this option. Honours is especially recommended for students who wish to pursue a career with significant involvement in scientific research. An Honours degree is usually essential for entry to research higher degrees.

Data Science

Experience the power of data visualization, Big Data and machine learning. Learn how to develop sophisticated algorithms and create innovation solutions to contemporary problems.

Mastermind database systems, programs, models and projects. Learn from experts in the field and become part of the exponentially growing field of Data Science. Be at the forefront of the Data Science revolution with a Data Science major.

Major Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

MA1580:03 Foundations of Data Science

MA1000:03 Mathematical Foundations (recommended for Bachelor of Technology and Innovation students) or CP1404:03 Programming II

Level 2

MA2405:03 Advanced Statistical Modelling

Level 3

MA3405:03 Statistical Data Mining for Big Data

MA3831:03 Big Data

MA3832:03 Machine Learning or MA3212:03 Optimisation and Operations Research

OPTIONS

Select 6 credit points of subjects from List 1

List 1

CP2404:03 Database Modelling

MA2210:03 Linear Algebra

MA2211:03 Discrete Mathematics

MA2830:03 Data Visualisation

SC2202:03 Quantitative Methods in Science or SC2209:03 Quantitative Methods in Science-Advanced (Bachelor of Technology and Innovation students must select either SC2202 or SC2209)

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 37,680 Per Year
Start date: Expected February 2021
Duration: 3 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

James Cook University

Douglas campus
1 James Cook Drive Townsville Queensland 4814
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 37,680 Per Year
Start date: Expected February 2021
Duration: 3 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

Townsville City Campus

City Arcade, 383 Flinders Street
Townsville Queensland 4810
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 37,680 Per Year
Start date: Expected February 2021
Duration: 3 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

Cairns City campus

36 Shields Street
Cairns Queensland 4870
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 37,680 Per Year
Start date: Expected February 2021
Duration: 3 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

Smithfield Campus

14-88 McGregor Road
Cairns Queensland 4878
Australia

Entry criteria

Students are required to complete academic qualification of Australia grade 12 or equivalent. Entry requirements may vary from country to country.

Course Pre-requisites: Required: English (4,SA); Maths B (4,SA). Recommended Study: At least one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths C

IELTS - 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (internet based) - 74 (no component less than 18); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 52 (no component less than 52); C1 Advanced / C2 Proficiency: 169 (no component less than 169).

Address

James Cook University
Douglas campus
1 James Cook Drive Townsville Queensland 4814
Australia