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Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Data Science)

 3 years
 full time
 on campus

$ 24,601 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • The Bachelor of Science in Data Science at Macquarie University is offered as a 3-year program.
  • This degree is the only one of its kind in Australia that builds employability skills into the science curriculum right from the first year.
  • Students can take mathematics, statistics or coding in their first year to learn the modern foundational skills relevant to future workforce needs.
  • The main concepts covered under this program are: 
    • Mathematical Concepts for Science
    • Statistical Concepts for Science
    • Scientific Computing
    • Computing Industry Project
    • Health Placement
    • Molecular Sciences Project
  • The mix of theoretical and practical components opens opportunities for field trips to places such as Heron Island, Wee Jasper and New Zealand.
  • In the final year, students will undertake a work-integrated learning activity with a partner organization.
  • Other specializations offered by Macquarie University include: 
    • Applied Statistics
    • Astronomy and Astrophysics
    • Biology
    • Chemical and Biomolecular Sciences
    • Chemistry
    • Cognitive Neuroscience
    • Computing
    • Earth and Environmental Sciences
    • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    • Geography Studies
  • After completing this, students would be able to work as: 
    • Banking and finance manager
    • Government adviser
    • Head of science communications
    • Policy adviser
    • Project manager
    • Research and development manager
    • Science regulator
    • Scientific entrepreneur
    • Scientific researcher
    • Scientific technician
  • Macquarie is ranked number one in Sydney for teaching quality and overall graduate satisfaction in science (QILT, 2017).
  • Students will learn how to apply for scientific-based jobs and prepare for interviews, and develop presentation, project management and other critical skills that will need to secure their dream career.
  • Macquarie University ranked among the top 1% of world universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2020)
  • Macquarie University ranked 9 in Australia for employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2020)
  • Macquarie University has 5 QS stars in teaching, employability, research, facilities, internationalization, innovation, inclusiveness and specialist criteria.

    Program Highlights

    Degree Type Offered Bachelor
    Duration3 years
    Fees$ 73,803 for 3 years
    Delivery TypeFull Time
    Admission Intake Term 1 (Deadline - Jul 07)
    Language Proficiency IELTS,PTE,TOEFL
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    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility:

    Students must have completed one or more of the following academic qualifications:

    • Attained a recognized senior secondary school qualification with a minimum of 65%.
    • A recognized university Foundation course
    • A recognized 2 or 3-year Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree
    • At least one year of a university degree from a recognized institution
    • Students with no previous formal education in English need to provide proof of English Language Proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL or any equivalent test.

    Indian Eligibility:

    • Students require All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) with 65% awarded by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
    • Or Indian Higher Secondary Certificate (HSSC) or Indian School Certificate (ISC) with 65%.


    If students do not meet the course cut-off, they will be automatically considered based on the scores of senior high school Mathematics and science subjects to assess their eligibility.

    Required Document List

    Following are the required documents:

    • Academic Transcripts: Students have to provide full certified copies of academic transcripts.
    • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL other recognized English test results.
    • Passport: students have to submit a copy of their valid passport.

    Application Deadline

    Term 1
    Jul 07

    Term 2
    May 01

    Term 3
    Jul 24

    Scores Required

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    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearYear 1Year 2Year 3
    Tuition fees$24601$24601$24601

    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    Macquarie Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship Program $6,648 Yes N/A
    ASEAN Partner Scholarship $9,095 Yes N/A
    Australia Awards Scholarship Variable Yes N/A
    Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
    BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
    Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
    VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
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    VISA & Work Study


    An international student must obtain a Student Visa of Australia to study and work in Australia for a period longer than 6 months. There are different types of visa such as:

    • Student Visa: The student visa is a temporary visa that allows students to come to Australia for a specified period to study at an Australian educational institution.
    • Visitor Visa: After completing the course, students may need to apply for a Visitor (Tourist) Visa to attend the graduation ceremony or stay to have a holiday.
    • Relative’s Visitor Visa: If student's relatives wish to attend the graduation ceremony and require a letter to assist with their Visitor Visa application, they can order an official Graduation letter.
    • Temporary Graduate Visa: The Temporary Graduate Visa allows graduates to work in Australia temporarily after they finish their studies. It has two streams: the Graduate Work stream and the Post-Study Workstream.
    • Applying For permanent Residency: International students who wish to remain in Australia permanently need to apply for Permanent Residency (PR). 
    • If students are under 18 years of age, they must have approved accommodation and welfare arrangements in place before a visa can be issued.
    • Students will need the following documentation when applying for a Student visa
      • A copy of the offer letter
      • Valid Passport
      • A copy of electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
      • The visa application payment specified on the Department of Home Affairs website.

    Work Study

    • Student visa holders are able to work up to 40 hours each fortnight while their course is in session.
    • Students can also work unlimited hours during scheduled course breaks.
    • Postgraduate Research students are able to work up to 40 hours each fortnight during any preliminary courses. They can work unlimited hours once their master's by research or doctoral degree has started.

    Career and Placement after Course

    After completing this program students have job opportunities in :

    • Environment protection authorities
    • Exploration and mining industries
    • Government departments
    • Hospitals
    • IT companies
    • Medical research centers (especially laboratories)
    • National parks and conservation agencies
    • Research institutions
    • Telecommunication companies

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