In this major you’ll develop a strong foundation in the statistical aspects of data analysis (data collection, data mining, modelling and inference) and the principles of computer science (algorithms, data structures, data management and machine learning).

Your major structure

You’ll complete this major as part of a Bachelor of Science degree.

In your first and second years you’ll complete subjects that are prerequisites for your major, including mathematics, statistics and computing.

In your third year, you will complete 50 points (four subjects) of deep and specialised study in data science.

Throughout your degree you’ll also take science elective subjects and breadth (non-science) subjects.

Read more about studying mathematics and statistics at the University of Melbourne.

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