Data Science Major - Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences

Study data science and develop the skills for a career as data analyst, data scientist or data engineer; careers that are in high demand all over the world.

Advances in big data analytics are already driving businesses and organisations towards increasing levels of automated decision-making through sophisticated machine learning software. As a graduate of this major you’ll have skills in computing, machine learning and statistical modelling, and will be ready to design and implement data-driven solutions for a range of problems.

The Data Science major focuses on managing and preparing data, extracting knowledge from data for the purposes of modelling and prediction, and techniques for pipelining, presenting and visualising data.


This is part of the Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences.

Most courses last one semester and are worth 15 points. If you're studying full-time, you normally complete 120 points each year (360 points for the entire degree).

Year 1

You’ll study four core courses that provide foundation knowledge required for the Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences and your major. You also take the first Course to your chosen major(s).

Complete the following courses

You also take courses towards your chosen minor or second major.

Year 2

Complete the following courses

And choose one of

You also take courses towards your chosen minor or second major.

Year 3

Complete the following courses

You also take courses towards your chosen minor or second major, or elective courses.

Workplace experience

The Research and Development Project Course brings together the skills you’ve developed throughout your degree. You apply what you’ve learnt in a project for an industry client or research centre, under the guidance of an experienced supervisor.

Enrolment in courses is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of courses.

  • Data analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Data engineer

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

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