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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

New in 2019

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.

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Information Technology at Griffith has rated 5-stars for Student Support by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

Montannia Chabau-Gibson

Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning student

Montannia has incorporated data science into her urban and environmental planning honours project where she is analysing social media data to monitor and interpret human sentiment towards nature on the Gold Coast. ‘Data science can be incorporated into many fields as an innovative method to extract knowledge and insight.’

Montannia Chabau-Gibson

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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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Monday 21 October — Friday 25 October

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Tuesday 29 October — Thursday 31 October

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Monday 16 December — Thursday 19 December

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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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