Bachelor of Applied Data Analytics New

Degree Type Bachelor
Duration 3 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 354141
354151
354161
354171
354181
354191
354211
CRICOS 0100937

Drive evidence-based decision-making

For decision-makers, data is gold. But only if it can be interpreted accurately. All around the world, in every industry, employers are seeking professionals with not only statistical expertise, but the ability to ‘see’ new solutions in oceans of numbers.

Our new Bachelor of Applied Data Analytics will help you step into this critical role in one of six specialist areas: agriculture, economics, environment, geosciences, physics, or public health. 

What will you do?

The degree is unique in Australia, in combining big-data analytics training with decision science. In addition to acquiring a firm grounding in data handling and management, you’ll gain high-level skills in:

  • advanced data analysis
  • statistical inference, including using machine learning
  • developing new models of complex problems
  • quantitative decision-making
  • applying data analysis to develop organisational strategies for sustainable success.

You’ll also undertake a significant research project in your final year. 

Where could it take you?

You’ll be well equipped to help organisations in your chosen area of specialisation identify opportunities for improvement and growth. You could work in government, consultancies or large corporations, at home or abroad. Or perhaps you’ll apply your knowledge to drive decision-making in a venture of your own.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code www.satac.edu.au
    Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 75
    Guaranteed Entry Score - IB 24
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    2019 Admissions Data for school leavers
    ATAR
    (raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
    Lowest ATAR to receive an offer N/A
    Median ATAR to receive an offer N/A
    Highest ATAR to receive an offer N/A
    Selection Rank
    (ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
    Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer N/A
    Median Selection Rank to receive an offer N/A
    Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer N/A
    Minimum eligibility score N/A
    Additional criteria considered Selection rank only
    Selection Criteria
    Recent Secondary Education Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors). Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    Prerequisites SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods
    Higher Education Study You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    Vocational Education and Training (VET) study You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    Work and life experience To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2020. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2020 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2019 or 2018), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2018). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    Apply through SATAC: www.satac.edu.au

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    CRICOS 0100937
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Secondary School Qualifications Selection Rank (International) 70
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 25
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 17
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 25
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 6
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 65
    British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada) 4.6
    Alberta High School Diploma (Canada) 74
    ISC & CBSE [India] 60%
    ISBE [India] 70%
    SAT [US] 1120
    Abitur 3.7
    Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.2
    Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 7.5
    STPM or Matrikulasi 2.67
    Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate 70
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 70
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 339
    ANU Foundation Studies 64
    Monash Foundation Year 67.5
    Trinity College Foundation Studies Program 70
    UNSW Foundation Year 6.5
    University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program 6.5
    Western Australia University Foundation Studies Program 56
    University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program 4.0
    Non-Go8 Foundation Score 70
    Prerequisites
    Australian Year 12 SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods
    International Qualifications SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods or equivalent
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $9,525

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    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $38,500

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Potential careers

    Management Analyst, Business Analyst, Business Data Analyst, Policy Adviser

  • Degree Structure

    Example Study Plan

    More Quantitative Stream^

    Year1 S1 SCIENCE 1500 Becoming Smart
    about Data I
    APP DATA 1010 Ethics
    and Data Management I
    Approved Level I elective Approved Level I elective
    S2 STATS 1000 Statistical Practice I or
    STATS 1005 Statistical Analysis
    and Modelling I
    MATHS 1004 Maths for
    Data Scientists I (or equivalent / higher) *
    Approved Level I elective Approved Level I elective
    Year2 S1 APP DATA 2010 Data Handling
    and Visualisation II
    Approved Level II elective Approved Level II
    elective
    Approved Level II
    elective
    S2 APP DATA 2015 Statistical
    Inference and Machine Learning II *
    Approved Level II elective Approved Level II
    elective
    Approved Level II
    elective
    Year 3 S1 APP DATA 3010 Advanced Data
    Analysis III or APP DATA 3015
    Numerical Modelling III *
    Approved Level III elective Approved Level III
    elective #
    Approved Level III
    elective #
    S2 APP DATA 3015 Capstone
    Project in Domain-Specific
    Decision Science III
    Approved Level III elective
    (OR APP DATA
    3035 Statistical
    Inference and
    Machine Learning III)
    Approved Level III
    elective #
    Approved Level III
    elective #

    Less Quantitative Stream^

    Year1 S1 SCIENCE 1500 Becoming Smart about Data I APP DATA 1010 Ethics and Data Management I Approved Level I elective Approved Level I elective
    S2 STATS 1000 Statistical Practice I or
    STATS 1005 Statistical Analysis and Modelling I
    (or equivalent)
    MATHS 1005 Data Literacy Approved Level I elective Approved Level I elective
    Year2 S1 APP DATA 2010 Data Handling and Visualisation II Approved Level II elective Approved Level II elective Approved Level II elective
    S2 APP DATA 2020 Visual Basic and Excel Programming II * Approved Level II elective Approved Level II elective Approved Level II elective
    Year 3 S1 APP DATA 3025 Machine Learning and Data Analytics III or
    APP DATA 3030 Quantitative
    Decision Making III *
    Approved Level III elective Approved Level III elective # Approved Level III elective #
    S2 APP DATA 3020 Capstone Project
    in Domain-Specific Decision Science III
    Approved Level III elective Approved Level III elective # Approved Level III elective #
    ^ The stream chosen by a student will depend upon their discipline (major)
    # To be towards the 12 units needed for a major
    * This course is a compulsory elective that contributes towards the student's chosen stream
  • Further Information

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Last updated: Friday, 18 Oct 2019