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Unlock the power of big data and generate scientific insights.

As technology continues to advance and our world becomes more digitally connected, our ability to capture and store significant amounts of data continues to grow.

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 as an undergraduate degree. In your studies you’ll develop a broad and coherent body of knowledge in the exploration, gathering, manipulation, visualisation, automation and interpretation of large data sets using digital platforms. With hands-on experience across common data science tools, including Python, Tableau, Hadoop and SQL, you’ll gain unique skills that employers want.

Data science can be undertaken as a major in the Bachelor of Computer Science or a double degree with the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Environmental Science. By undertaking a double degree with data science you will broaden your career options and develop a specialised skillset that can be applied to your chosen major of study.

In the final year of your degree, you will complete a practical project for industry or research placement providing you with first-hand experience of the knowledge, skills and attributes required to succeed in full-time employment.

Leon Andov

Bachelor of Computer Science graduate

With a major in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, Leon never fails to feel excitement when drawing hidden conclusions from real data in Griffith's state-of-the-art facilities.'Running finished code for the first time without error is a great feeling,' he says. Recognition within the School of ICT for his contributions to many research projects has put Leon on the path towards his dream career as a data scientist. 'Do not hesitate to speak to your lecturers and tutors and gradually increase your involvement within Griffith, as it will help you network and apply your knowledge in your future roles.'

Leon Andov

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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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Monday 28 October — Saturday 15 February

Trimester 3: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Monday 3 February to Saturday 15 February.

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Tuesday 28 January — Thursday 30 January

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Monday 17 February — Friday 21 February

Trimester 1: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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Monday 24 February — Monday 24 February

Trimester 1: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 28 May to Friday 6 June.

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Friday 8 May — Saturday 9 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 11 May — Thursday 14 May

Mature Student Open Evenings

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Wednesday 13 May — Thursday 14 May

Gold Coast Careers Festival

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Thursday 21 May — Thursday 21 May

Cairns Youth and Careers Expo

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Monday 22 June — Wednesday 24 June

Trimester 2: Orientation

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Monday 29 June — Saturday 10 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.

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Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 July

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO)

TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.

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Tuesday 21 July — Tuesday 21 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

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Monday 3 August — Monday 3 August

Townsville Careers Expo

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Sunday 9 August — Sunday 9 August

Open Day

On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.

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Monday 14 September — Thursday 17 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

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Saturday 12 December — Thursday 17 December

Explore your options

If your OP or ATAR result changes your direction, chat online with our expert study advisers to explore your study options. Find out about admissions pathways, entry requirements and changing your preferences.

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