Highlights

  • This double degree combines our new Bachelor of Data Science, and our internationally-recognised Bachelor of Business.
  • The Data Science component has been specifically designed and built from the ground up as a specialist data science degree – the only one of its kind in Australia.
  • Supplement your data science knowledge and skills with a business major in accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, financial planning, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, or public relations.
  • Develop the knowledge and skills being demanded by employers in emergent roles.
  • Analyse and interrogate data to provide meaningful insights, crucial to a multitude of industries.
  • Complete two degrees in just four years full-time.

Highlights

  • This double degree combines our new Bachelor of Data Science, and our internationally-recognised Bachelor of Business.
  • The Data Science component has been specifically designed and built from the ground up as a specialist data science degree – the only one of its kind in Australia.
  • Supplement your data science knowledge and skills with a business major in accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, financial planning, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, or public relations.
  • Develop the knowledge and skills being demanded by employers in emergent roles.
  • Analyse and interrogate data to provide meaningful insights, crucial to a multitude of industries.
  • Complete two degrees in just four years full-time.

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Why choose this course?

Data scientist, as an occupation, has experienced a growth of 492 per cent from 2015 to 2019 (Burning Glass Technologies, National Skills Commission Analysis, 2020). It is widely acknowledged as one of the most desirable careers, not just in Australia, but globally.

Across the world, we are collecting massive amounts of data. It’s the new currency. But that data means very little if we’re not able derive meaningful insights from it. We need skilled data scientists to create meaning with the data.

A significant and accelerating challenge for modern business is managing fast incoming, voluminous and varied data that is increasingly being relied on to make decisions in today's business environment. QUT’s new Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Data Science will equip you to become a leader in data science, of particular relevance to your chosen field of business.  You'll be confident and capable to translate information into advice to be applied in the real world.

Our Business degrees are designed to inspire students to realise their full potential, to think entrepreneurially, and to ethically and sustainably shape the future of twenty-first century business. Any one of the majors from the Bachelor of Business will be ideal to accompany your studies in data science.

Real-world learning

As part of your Business course, you'll pitch to real businesses, explore live cases, apply insightful frameworks and generate solutions to contemporary business problems, supported by QUT's Business Advantage professional skill development program and career development services.

Real-world data science is frequently a collaborative effort, and online collaborative tools combined with open source tools for data processing and sharing are proven technologies.You will be encouraged to become an independent learner through discussion, debate and interaction with peers and teaching staff, independent studies and self-reflection.

You will apply theoretical frameworks to real-world problems, so you can make clear connections between what is learned in the classroom, and your future practice as a data science professional.

Learn from the best

Our Business academics and teaching staff possess industry know-how and create world-class research, frequently appearing on the national media stage to provide expert comments.

As an acknowledged leader in data science research and with our Centre of Data Science, QUT is well-placed to provide you with the expertise at the forefront of this exciting discipline.  Our researchers leading the research in the Centre are also the unit coordinators and lecturers in the course. You’ll be learning from the experts with many years of real-world experience and industry contacts, and who are grounded at the cutting-edge of data science to understand and solve complex challenges and problems.

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What to expect

Within your Business component of the double degree, you'll undertake focused and authentic study in your chosen business discipline, and will equip you to confidently enter the modern business world.  It combines key business research and contemporary business best practices, and sets demanding standards to create your future career options.  You will choose from one of 10 major study areas:

  • Accountancy
  • Advertising
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations.

For more information about these majors, please refer to the Bachelor of Business.

The Data Science component of your studies covers the theory and the practical tools for data acquisition, storage, management, processing, analysis and visualisation.  Ethical considerations, communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills are all given detailed coverage.

Your course progression has been carefully crafted to cater for the diversity of specialist mathematics skills, to scaffold your development in coding – particularly in data science relevant languages – and to prepare you for a rewarding career in data science.

Your studies will culminate with the Data Science Capstone Project, where you’ll work on an extensive project with an industry partner to synthesise your learned skills and techniques to solve more complex authentic problems, which will build your preparedness to enter the workforce.

Data science is an ever-changing landscape and at the completion of this course, you’ll be able to move with it having developed a set of fundamental tools and techniques to lead in transforming industry.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Combining business and data science offers diverse and exciting career opportunities in a rapidly-expanding field of data science.

As a graduate, you will be an agile problem-solver, capable of tackling real-world problems by applying the insights gained from extracting knowledge from data.  Your comprehensive knowledge of data science tools and techniques will be employed to design new solutions that drive progress and innovation, guided at all times by your appreciation of the ethical considerations concerning the use of data in decision-making.

You’ll be highly knowledgeable and experienced in selecting from, and applying, appropriate statistical, computational and modelling techniques including scalable approaches to big data, and working with complex or unstructured data.

You’ll be confident in the use of appropriate tools to create pipelines for data acquisition, storage, management, processing, analysis and visualisation, and will have a deep understanding of the theoretical foundations underpinning each step.

You will be more than capable of effectively communicating your data-driven insights to broader audiences, expert and non-expert alike.  You will be experienced at interacting effectively within teams, working independently, and in appraising your own continuing professional development. 

In the business component of this double degree, you will gain broad-based business knowledge and skills that will prepare you for any business role, along with the specialist skills and knowledge in your choice of business major.

Professional recognition

Dependant on your choice of major for your Business degree, you will satisfy the requirements of membership of the relevant professional bodies.  Refer to the relevant major in the Bachelor of Business for more information.

Possible careers

  • Accountant
  • Analytics Consultant
  • Analytics Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Campaign Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Architect
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Economist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Risk Manager
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Human Resource Developer
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Market Research Manager
  • Pricing analyst
  • Public relations manager
  • Risk Analyst
  • Social Media Manager
  • Statistician

Details and units

This course combines the Bachelor of Business and the Bachelor of Data Science degrees.  The business degree is uniquely designed to inspire students to realise their potential, to think entrepreneurially, and to ethically and sustainably shape the future of business.  Students will develop core business capabilities and undertake focused and authentic study in their chosen business discipline. The data science component covers the necessary theory and the practical tools for data acquisition, storage, management, processing, analysis and visualisation. Ethical considerations, communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills are all given first-class coverage.

Course structures will be available soon.

This course combines the Bachelor of Business and the Bachelor of Data Science degrees.  The business degree is uniquely designed to inspire students to realise their potential, to think entrepreneurially, and to ethically and sustainably shape the future of business.  Students will develop core business capabilities and undertake focused and authentic study in their chosen business discipline. The data science component covers the necessary theory and the practical tools for data acquisition, storage, management, processing, analysis and visualisation. Ethical considerations, communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills are all given first-class coverage.

Course structures will be available soon.

Requirements

This course is being offered for the first time in 2021.

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Course code
ID29
QTAC code
419952
Delivery
  • Online
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
4 years full-time
8 years part-time
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
Offer Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

I completed my studies outside of Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

Subject prerequisites
  • Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

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We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

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If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: CSP $10,400 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $32,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

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