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Unlock and exploit the the power of big data and artificial intelligence

The world is becoming more digitally connected every day. This is creating careers for data science professionals who know how to capture, store, analyse and exploit huge quantities of data.

Griffith is leading the way in south east Queensland as the first university to offer data science as an undergraduate degree. Through your data science studies you’ll gain the skills to analyse, manipulate, model and interpret large data sets to uncover patterns and generate valuable insights.

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Study data science at Griffith

Griffith is the first university in South East Queensland to offer data science and artificial intelligence as an undergraduate degree. In your studies you’ll use digital platforms to explore, gather, manipulate, visualise, automate and interpret large data sets.

Essential practical experience

With hands-on experience across common data science tools, including Python, Tableau, Hadoop and SQL, you will be ready to apply your new skills in your workplace.

Industry connections

In the final year of your degree, you will complete a practical project for industry or a research placement. This will help to build your network of industry connections and seek employment.

Powerful options

Data science and artificial intelligence can be undertaken as a major in the Bachelor of Computer Science or a double degree with the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Environmental Science, Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Business. Doing a double degree with data science will give you a specialised skill set in your chosen major and expand your career options.

Study your way

You can create your course timetable to fit in with your job or your travel plans, just ask us how. With the flexibility of studying part-time or full-time, over two or three trimesters, you have choices.

Ben Delaney

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Data Science

'For anyone looking to study at Griffith, I strongly encourage you to consider undertaking a double degree. This year I got to take a class about website design and then with a short walk across campus later I’m learning about the ways in which we should help Australian wildlife damaged by forest fires.'

Ben Delaney

Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships for new and continuing students.

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Career outcomes

The demand for data science professionals is growing

Data science is highly applicable to various fields including environmental studies, biomedical sciences, cyber security, engineering, health care, business, economics, finance, marketing and many more. As a qualified data scientist you will find career opportunities across research, government, non-government agencies and industry.

The demand for data science professionals is growing with a forecast for annual growth of 2.4% over the next 5 years, outpacing the 1.5% annual growth for the Australian labour force*.

* The future of work: Occupational and education trends in data science in Australia. Deloitte Access Economics, February 2018.

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Key dates

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Monday 8 March — Saturday 19 June

Trimester 1

Our first teaching trimester starts on Monday 8 March 2021 . Trimester 1 examinations run from Thursday 10 to Saturday 19 June.

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Thursday 6 May — Saturday 8 May

Gold Coast Careers and Employment Festival

Tuesday 18 May — Tuesday 18 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 19 May — Wednesday 19 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 20 May — Thursday 20 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 21 May — Saturday 22 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Saturday 17 July — Sunday 18 July

TSXPO

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Monday 19 July — Saturday 30 October

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 19 July. Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 21 to Saturday 30 October.

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Tuesday 20 July — Tuesday 20 July

Sunshine Coast Careers and Employment Expo

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Friday 23 July — Sunday 25 July

Melbourne Careers and Employment Expo

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Sunday 8 August — Sunday 8 August

Open Day

Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses

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Monday 13 September — Monday 13 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 15 September — Wednesday 15 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 16 September — Thursday 16 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 17 December — Thursday 23 December

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