Data Science

Duration: up to 5 years full-time

Study mode: full-time, part-time, internal at North Ryde campus

Multiply your employment options with this century’s hottest career

Data science is the hottest job of the 21st century according to Harvard Business Review, with skilled experts in great demand – but short supply – across diverse career paths. At Macquarie, you'll develop skills in data management on and off the cloud, machine learning, statistical modelling, and a range of big data technologies as well as specialties in data security management and modern computational statistical methods to help you make sense of big data.

Do a Bachelor of Arts course at Macquarie and be prepared for a lifetime of successful careers. Macquarie is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for Arts and Humanities according to the QS University Rankings.

Macquarie is also the only university in Australia that fully integrates professional experiences into your course by offering opportunities for internships and industry team projects, through our award-winning PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program.

With our Bachelor of Arts course, you can choose from more than 70 majors – no other course at Macquarie offers as much flexibility or as wide a range of units.

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Data science is the hottest job of the 21st century according to Harvard Business Review, with skilled experts in great demand – but short supply – across diverse career paths. At Macquarie, you'll develop skills in data management on and off the cloud, machine learning, statistical modelling, and a range of big data technologies as well as specialties in data security management and modern computational statistical methods to help you make sense of big data.

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Did you know?

  • Macquarie is ranked #1 for graduate employability (QILT, 2017).
  • Data science is the hottest job of the 21st century (HBR).

How to Apply
Entry Requirements
HECS, Scholarships, Fee Assistance
Recognition of Prior Learning

How to apply

  1. Use Find a Course to discover your ideal Macquarie degree.
  2. Explore your entry options.
  3. Preference Macquarie as your highest eligible preference in your UAC application.
  4. Once you receive an offer, you’ll need to accept it and enrol online.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate students

Undergraduate students must meet the minimum English language requirements, in addition to meeting the selection rank.

ATAR is just one of the factors we use to determine your suitability for study; we recognise your strengths, interests and personal circumstances. You have a choice of 10 different admissions pathway to Macquarie.

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Visit the individual course page for full entry requirements.

Postgraduate students

To be eligible for a masters (coursework) program you must hold a bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised institution.

Postgraduate students must meet English language requirements.

Visit the individual course page for full entry requirements.

HECS, scholarships and fee assistance

Students enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate Commonwealth supported places may be eligible for HECS-HELP to pay their student contribution amounts.

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Students enrolled in postgraduate domestic full fee-paying places may be eligible for FEE-HELP to pay their student contribution amounts.

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Additional fee assistance options are also available.

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Scholarships

Full Degree Support Scholarship of $2000 per year (applicable for each year of study throughout the degree).

Commencing Women in STEM Scholarships of $5000 (applicable for first year of study).

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Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

At Macquarie we recognise that your previous experience is an important part of your learning. If you have already completed some study, have work experience or have been engaged in your local community, you may be eligible for entry into a course or have credit points towards it.

Learn more

How to apply

  1. Use Find a Course to discover your ideal Macquarie degree.
  2. Explore your entry options.
  3. Preference Macquarie as your highest eligible preference in your UAC application.
  4. Once you receive an offer, you’ll need to accept it and enrol online.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate students

Undergraduate students must meet the minimum English language requirements, in addition to meeting the selection rank.

ATAR is just one of the factors we use to determine your suitability for study; we recognise your strengths, interests and personal circumstances. You have a choice of 10 different admissions pathway to Macquarie.

Learn more

Visit the individual course page for full entry requirements.

Postgraduate students

To be eligible for a masters (coursework) program you must hold a bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised institution.

Postgraduate students must meet English language requirements.

Visit the individual course page for full entry requirements.

HECS, scholarships and fee assistance

Students enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate Commonwealth supported places may be eligible for HECS-HELP to pay their student contribution amounts.

Learn more

Students enrolled in postgraduate domestic full fee-paying places may be eligible for FEE-HELP to pay their student contribution amounts.

Learn more

Additional fee assistance options are also available.

Learn more

Scholarships

Full Degree Support Scholarship of $2000 per year (applicable for each year of study throughout the degree).

Commencing Women in STEM Scholarships of $5000 (applicable for first year of study).

Learn more

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

At Macquarie we recognise that your previous experience is an important part of your learning. If you have already completed some study, have work experience or have been engaged in your local community, you may be eligible for entry into a course or have credit points towards it.

Learn more

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Where could your degree take you?

Your Macquarie data science degree could kickstart your career as a:

  • Business intelligence reporting professional
  • Data analyst
  • Data engineer
  • Data scientist
  • Market analyst
  • Program/project manager
  • Researcher
  • Security intelligence specialist
  • Statistician

Employers that work with our graduates

  • Banks and finance companies
  • Biotechnology companies
  • Consultancies
  • Cyber security companies
  • Energy and utilities providers
  • Gaming companies
  • Governments
  • Healthcare and medical facilities
  • Insurance companies
  • Internet providers
  • Manufacturers
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Retail/e-commerce businesses
  • Software developers
  • Telecommunications companies

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