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BSc – Data Science Major

Handbook year

2022

Major code

BSC-DSC

Credit point value

24 credit points

Owner

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

College

Science and Engineering

Major Structure (Except as second major with BSc- Mathematics, and within the BAdvSc, BEng-BSc and BTI)

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

MA1580:03 Foundations of Data Science

MA1000:03 Mathematical Foundations

Level 2

MA2405:03 Advanced Statistical Modelling

Level 3

MA3405:03 Statistical Data Mining for Big Data

MA3831:03 Natural Language Processing, Web Scraping and Large Data Processing

MA3832:03 Neural Network and Deep 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

Note:  Students studying this major must select CP1401 and CP1404 within their course in order to satisfy prerequisites. Please refer to the course structure for details.

Major Structure (within the BAdvSc, BEng-BSc and as a Second major with BSc- Mathematics)

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

MA1580:03 Foundations of Data Science

CP1404:03 Programming II

Level 2

MA2405:03 Advanced Statistical Modelling

Level 3

MA3405:03 Statistical Data Mining for Big Data

MA3831:03 Natural Language Processing, Web Scraping and Large Data Processing

MA3832:03 Neural Network and Deep 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

Note: Students studying this major must take CP1401 to meet prerequisites.

Major Structure (within the BTI)

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

MA1580:03 Foundations of Data Science

MA1000:03 Mathematical Foundations (recommended) or CP1404:03 Programming II

Level 2

MA2405:03 Advanced Statistical Modelling

Level 3

MA3405:03 Statistical Data Mining for Big Data

MA3831:03 Natural Language Processing, Web Scraping and Large Data Processing

MA3832:03 Neural Network and Deep Learning

OPTIONS

Select 6 credit points of subjects from List 1

List 1

CP2404:03 Database Modelling

MA2210:03 Linear Algebra

MA2211:03 Discrete Mathematics

Note: Students studying this major must take CP1401 and CP1404 in order to meet prerequisites. MA1000 is highly recommended for this major, but not required.  If MA1000 is selected within the major, students should take CP1404 within the course structure and select CP1401 as an elective within the degree.