Data and Decision Sciences

Data and decision scientists combine mathematics - primarily probability and optimisation, statistics and computation - with critical problem-solving skills. They apply data-driven insights to inform decision-making in a wide range of industries.

This major will equip you with the mathematical foundations and technical skills to capture and analyse data, develop algorithms, and apply and use data-driven insights to inform critical decision-making.

Data and decision science is a rapidly growing field and the skills you'll gain are in high demand across a range of sectors including health, education, science, engineering, government and business. Your possible roles could include: data scientist, decision analyst, logistics planner, business intelligence analyst, technical analyst or a quantitative analyst.

Our graduates are often employed by leading local and national organisations, including: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Signals Directorate, Deloitte, Defence Science and Technology Group, Reserve Bank of Australia, Qantas, Quantium and many more.

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