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C10385v1 Bachelor of Science in Analytics Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

Award(s): Bachelor of Science in Analytics (BSc)
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (BA)

UAC code: 609220(Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 088439G
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 240
Course EFTSL: 5
Location: City campus

Notes

For international students, mid-year (July/August) intake may be considered on a case-by-case basis by the faculty.


Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Assumed knowledge
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Honours
Other information

Overview

This course focuses on the analytical skills and technical knowledge that underpin the sophisticated data analysis tools on which key aspects of business activity rely. These tools enable industry to capitalise on 'big data' by gaining insights through expert interpretation of results of statistical and other quantitative analyses. In this course students study key areas of business activity and develop a broad range of mathematical, statistical, computational and data management skills, as well as experience in the use of information technology required for modern data analysis.

Students also study a major in the language and culture of another country.

Data science and analytics are key components in the success of knowledge-based industries and in the delivery of high-value data products. This requires knowledge workers with sound mathematical skills as well as familiarity with the areas of business and policy development that can benefit from modelling, optimisation and data analysis. Innovation in industry depends on the ability to use evidence to quickly test ideas and strategies. This evidence is often embedded in a firm's big data. The Bachelor of Science in Analytics equips its graduates with the unique mix of computational, mathematical and statistical skills to extract value from this data in a form that facilitates decision making.

With one year of international experience gained from studying and living overseas, graduates find it easier to adapt to and work in another country or Australia.

Career options

Career options include data scientist and business analyst roles in consumer analytics and marketing research, logistics management, credit risk management, stock market analysis, providing advice on portfolio management, option pricing, prediction of movements in international money markets and financial risk management. Major employers of graduates include media and marketing companies, professional services and consulting firms, banks, insurance companies, superannuation providers, government regulatory bodies such as APRA and ASIC, and other major financial bodies.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.0 Disciplinary knowledge and its appropriate application
2.0 An inquiry-oriented approach
3.0 Professional skills and their appropriate application
4.0 The ability to be a lifelong learner
5.0 Engagement with the needs of society
6.0 Communication skills
7.0 Initiative and innovative ability
INT.1.1 Graduates will have the capacity to operate appropriately in intercultural professional contexts
INT.1.2 Graduates will demonstrate the application of international knowledge as adaptable, flexible and resourceful practitioners
INT.1.3 Graduates will have a broad and coherent understanding of the historical, political, cultural, social and economic situations in other countries
INT.2.1 Graduates will be able to creatively design and conduct independent, engaged and ethical research in and about other cultural contexts and societies
INT.2.2 Graduates will possess critical problem-solving and research-led analytical skills in international and intercultural change
INT.3.1 Graduates will be able to personally reflect upon the relationship between diverse cultures in Australia while confidently engaging successfully with cultures overseas, particularly in this region
INT.4.1 Graduates will have the capacity to reflect upon and contextualise Indigenous peoples' experiences and circumstances to professional and social situations as and when appropriate
INT.5.1 As informed and engaged international citizens, graduates will demonstrate cosmopolitan openness, with an awareness of, and commitment to, ethical practices
INT.6.1 Graduates will possess a high-level of oral and written communication skills in English and, where relevant, a developed level of oral and written communication skills in at least one language other than English

Key

INT = International Studies course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

Admission to the combined degree is on merit according to the admissions policy for the Bachelor of Science in Analytics (C10384). There is a range of entry levels to the various language and culture programs. Students are admitted to the international studies program with no guarantee of entry to a specific major, although every effort is made to meet students' preferences.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Assumed knowledge

There are no prior language requirements for the international studies program.

Course duration and attendance

The combined degree is available only on a full-time basis over five years. Students spend two sessions of study at a university or other higher education institution in the country of their major.

Course structure

Students are required to complete 240 credit points, comprising 144 credit points in science analytics and 96 credit points in international studies. The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies requires undergraduates to study a region or country major over a minimum of three years. It is not offered as a separate degree, but is completed only in combination with the professional degree program.

Graduation from the Bachelor of Science in Analytics component of the combined degree is not possible prior to completion of all components of the combined degree. Students wishing to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Analytics prior to completion of the international studies component of the combined degree must apply for transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Analytics (C10384) single degree program where they must complete all requirements for the stand-alone single degree.

Overseas study

Students spend their fourth year of study at a university overseas.

Course completion requirements

CBK90005 Country major choice 96cp
STM91131 Quantitative Analytics stream 48cp
STM91132 Data Analytics stream 24cp
CBK91153 Major choice 48cp
CBK91154 Electives/sub-major choice 24cp
Total 240cp

Course program

The example program shown is for a full-time student who has chosen the Germany major as the international studies major. Other countries may be chosen from the list of majors in CBK90005; the program has the same structure but with subjects specific to the chosen country major.

Consumer Analytics major
Year 1
Autumn session
37131 Introduction to Linear Dynamical Systems   6cp
37141 Introduction to Quantitative Management   6cp
37151 Introduction to Statistics   6cp
37252 Regression Analysis   6cp
Spring session
24108 Marketing Foundations   6cp
37132 Introduction to Mathematical Analysis and Modelling   6cp
37161 Probability and Random Variables   6cp
37171 Programming for Informatics   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
24202 Consumer Behaviour   6cp
31271 Database Fundamentals   6cp
37233 Linear Algebra   6cp
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
Spring session
24309 Marketing Research   6cp
37253 Sample Surveys   6cp
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
31000 e-Business Trading 6cp  
31005 Advanced Data Analytics 6cp  
31075 Object-relational Databases 6cp  
31253 Database Programming 6cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
31250 Introduction to Data Analytics   6cp
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
31000 e-Business Trading 6cp  
31005 Advanced Data Analytics 6cp  
31075 Object-relational Databases 6cp  
31253 Database Programming 6cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
977420 In-country Study 1: Germany   24cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Autumn session
37356 Design and Analysis of Experiments   6cp
37373 Programming for Data Analysis   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK90232 Electives (Science UG) 24cp  
SMJ10077 Consumer Analytics Extension 24cp  
SMJ10078 Operations Analysis Extension 24cp  
SMJ10079 Risk Management Extension 24cp  
SMJ10080 Financial Mathematics Extension 24cp  
SMJ10081 Consumer Analytics 24cp  
SMJ10082 Operations Analysis 24cp  
SMJ10083 Risk Management 24cp  
SMJ10084 Financial Mathematics 24cp  
Spring session
37357 Advanced Statistical Modelling   6cp
37399 Analytics Capstone   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK90232 Electives (Science UG) 24cp  
SMJ10077 Consumer Analytics Extension 24cp  
SMJ10078 Operations Analysis Extension 24cp  
SMJ10079 Risk Management Extension 24cp  
SMJ10080 Financial Mathematics Extension 24cp  
SMJ10081 Consumer Analytics 24cp  
SMJ10082 Operations Analysis 24cp  
SMJ10083 Risk Management 24cp  
SMJ10084 Financial Mathematics 24cp  
Operations Analysis major
Year 1
Autumn session
37131 Introduction to Linear Dynamical Systems   6cp
37141 Introduction to Quantitative Management   6cp
37151 Introduction to Statistics   6cp
37252 Regression Analysis   6cp
Spring session
21129 Managing People and Organisations   6cp
37132 Introduction to Mathematical Analysis and Modelling   6cp
37161 Probability and Random Variables   6cp
37171 Programming for Informatics   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
31271 Database Fundamentals   6cp
37233 Linear Algebra   6cp
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
21510 Business and Organisational Strategy 6cp  
21511 Global Operations and Supply Chain Management 6cp  
21512 Understanding Organisations: Theory and Practice 6cp  
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK90232 Electives (Science UG) 24cp  
SMJ10077 Consumer Analytics Extension 24cp  
SMJ10078 Operations Analysis Extension 24cp  
SMJ10079 Risk Management Extension 24cp  
SMJ10080 Financial Mathematics Extension 24cp  
SMJ10081 Consumer Analytics 24cp  
SMJ10082 Operations Analysis 24cp  
SMJ10083 Risk Management 24cp  
SMJ10084 Financial Mathematics 24cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
31000 e-Business Trading 6cp  
31075 Object-relational Databases 6cp  
31253 Database Programming 6cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
31250 Introduction to Data Analytics   6cp
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
31000 e-Business Trading 6cp  
31005 Advanced Data Analytics 6cp  
31075 Object-relational Databases 6cp  
31253 Database Programming 6cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
977420 In-country Study 1: Germany   24cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Autumn session
37242 Optimisation in Quantitative Management   6cp
37373 Programming for Data Analysis   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90232 Electives (Science UG) 24cp  
SMJ10077 Consumer Analytics Extension 24cp  
SMJ10078 Operations Analysis Extension 24cp  
SMJ10079 Risk Management Extension 24cp  
SMJ10080 Financial Mathematics Extension 24cp  
SMJ10081 Consumer Analytics 24cp  
SMJ10082 Operations Analysis 24cp  
SMJ10083 Risk Management 24cp  
SMJ10084 Financial Mathematics 24cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
37253 Sample Surveys 6cp  
37262 Simulation Modelling 6cp  
Spring session
37343 Nonlinear Methods in Quantitative Management   6cp
37344 Network and Combinatorial Optimisation   6cp
37399 Analytics Capstone   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90232 Electives (Science UG) 24cp  
SMJ10077 Consumer Analytics Extension 24cp  
SMJ10078 Operations Analysis Extension 24cp  
SMJ10079 Risk Management Extension 24cp  
SMJ10080 Financial Mathematics Extension 24cp  
SMJ10081 Consumer Analytics 24cp  
SMJ10082 Operations Analysis 24cp  
SMJ10083 Risk Management 24cp  
SMJ10084 Financial Mathematics 24cp  
Risk Management major
Year 1
Autumn session
37131 Introduction to Linear Dynamical Systems   6cp
37141 Introduction to Quantitative Management   6cp
37151 Introduction to Statistics   6cp
37252 Regression Analysis   6cp
Spring session
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
37132 Introduction to Mathematical Analysis and Modelling   6cp
37161 Probability and Random Variables   6cp
37171 Programming for Informatics   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
25556 The Financial System   6cp
31271 Database Fundamentals   6cp
37233 Linear Algebra   6cp
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
Spring session
37253 Sample Surveys   6cp
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90232 Electives (Science UG) 24cp  
SMJ10077 Consumer Analytics Extension 24cp  
SMJ10078 Operations Analysis Extension 24cp  
SMJ10079 Risk Management Extension 24cp  
SMJ10080 Financial Mathematics Extension 24cp  
SMJ10081 Consumer Analytics 24cp  
SMJ10082 Operations Analysis 24cp  
SMJ10083 Risk Management 24cp  
SMJ10084 Financial Mathematics 24cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
31000 e-Business Trading 6cp  
31075 Object-relational Databases 6cp  
31253 Database Programming 6cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
37262 Simulation Modelling   6cp
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90232 Electives (Science UG) 24cp  
SMJ10077 Consumer Analytics Extension 24cp  
SMJ10078 Operations Analysis Extension 24cp  
SMJ10079 Risk Management Extension 24cp  
SMJ10080 Financial Mathematics Extension 24cp  
SMJ10081 Consumer Analytics 24cp  
SMJ10082 Operations Analysis 24cp  
SMJ10083 Risk Management 24cp  
SMJ10084 Financial Mathematics 24cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
977420 In-country Study 1: Germany   24cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Autumn session
31250 Introduction to Data Analytics   6cp
37356 Design and Analysis of Experiments   6cp
37373 Programming for Data Analysis   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90232 Electives (Science UG) 24cp  
SMJ10077 Consumer Analytics Extension 24cp  
SMJ10078 Operations Analysis Extension 24cp  
SMJ10079 Risk Management Extension 24cp  
SMJ10080 Financial Mathematics Extension 24cp  
SMJ10081 Consumer Analytics 24cp  
SMJ10082 Operations Analysis 24cp  
SMJ10083 Risk Management 24cp  
SMJ10084 Financial Mathematics 24cp  
Spring session
37357 Advanced Statistical Modelling   6cp
37399 Analytics Capstone   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
31000 e-Business Trading 6cp  
31005 Advanced Data Analytics 6cp  
31075 Object-relational Databases 6cp  
31253 Database Programming 6cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90232 Electives (Science UG) 24cp  
SMJ10077 Consumer Analytics Extension 24cp  
SMJ10078 Operations Analysis Extension 24cp  
SMJ10079 Risk Management Extension 24cp  
SMJ10080 Financial Mathematics Extension 24cp  
SMJ10081 Consumer Analytics 24cp  
SMJ10082 Operations Analysis 24cp  
SMJ10083 Risk Management 24cp  
SMJ10084 Financial Mathematics 24cp  
Financial Mathematics major
Year 1
Autumn session
37131 Introduction to Linear Dynamical Systems   6cp
37141 Introduction to Quantitative Management   6cp
37151 Introduction to Statistics   6cp
37252 Regression Analysis   6cp
Spring session
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
37132 Introduction to Mathematical Analysis and Modelling   6cp
37161 Probability and Random Variables   6cp
37171 Programming for Informatics   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
25556 The Financial System   6cp
31271 Database Fundamentals   6cp
37233 Linear Algebra   6cp
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
Spring session
37335 Differential Equations   6cp
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90232 Electives (Science UG) 24cp  
SMJ10077 Consumer Analytics Extension 24cp  
SMJ10078 Operations Analysis Extension 24cp  
SMJ10079 Risk Management Extension 24cp  
SMJ10080 Financial Mathematics Extension 24cp  
SMJ10081 Consumer Analytics 24cp  
SMJ10082 Operations Analysis 24cp  
SMJ10083 Risk Management 24cp  
SMJ10084 Financial Mathematics 24cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
31000 e-Business Trading 6cp  
31075 Object-relational Databases 6cp  
31253 Database Programming 6cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
37262 Simulation Modelling   6cp
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90232 Electives (Science UG) 24cp  
SMJ10077 Consumer Analytics Extension 24cp  
SMJ10078 Operations Analysis Extension 24cp  
SMJ10079 Risk Management Extension 24cp  
SMJ10080 Financial Mathematics Extension 24cp  
SMJ10081 Consumer Analytics 24cp  
SMJ10082 Operations Analysis 24cp  
SMJ10083 Risk Management 24cp  
SMJ10084 Financial Mathematics 24cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
977420 In-country Study 1: Germany   24cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Autumn session
31250 Introduction to Data Analytics   6cp
37234 Advanced Calculus   6cp
37242 Optimisation in Quantitative Management   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
31000 e-Business Trading 6cp  
31253 Database Programming 6cp  
37373 Programming for Data Analysis 6cp  
Spring session
37363 Stochastic Processes   6cp
37399 Analytics Capstone   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK90232 Electives (Science UG) 24cp  
SMJ10077 Consumer Analytics Extension 24cp  
SMJ10078 Operations Analysis Extension 24cp  
SMJ10079 Risk Management Extension 24cp  
SMJ10080 Financial Mathematics Extension 24cp  
SMJ10081 Consumer Analytics 24cp  
SMJ10082 Operations Analysis 24cp  
SMJ10083 Risk Management 24cp  
SMJ10084 Financial Mathematics 24cp  

Honours

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Analytics (C09099) is available to eligible students with an additional one year of full-time study.

Other information

Further information on both the analytics and international studies components is available from the UTS Student Centre:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
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Further information is also available from UTS: International.