Data Science

Untangle complex webs of data using advanced technical and mathematical skills

Computer Science Engineer students

What is Data Science?

Data Science is a multidisciplinary field of study that blends mathematical methods, statistics, computing, business decisions and communication. Data Science untangles the complex, interwoven webs of data using advanced technical and mathematical skills to deliver actionable insights for organisations. As billions of devices feed data to central databases, businesses and governments require experts to interpret that data.

Why study Data Science?

Data Scientists have become one of the most in-demand professionals globally due to their ability to unlock hidden insights within data. Uncovering new insights and predicting trends has become vital in the retail, environmental, not-for-profit, IT and professional services sector. Data can help drive social progress as it provides answers to complex problems and helps make informed decisions.

Why choose UNSW?

When you study Data Science at UNSW you’ll learn with the best. We’re ranked 1st in Australia and 44th in the world for Mathematics and 7th in Australia for Data Science according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2024. Harness the expertise of three schools in three different faculties as you study across Mathematics and Statistics, Computer Science and Engineering and Economics. You’ll learn what companies are looking for in a data expert, you’ll develop specialist skills in mathematics, computer science and business to meet current demands from employers.

What about careers?

The future is bright for budding Data Scientists. Professionally the demand for Data Scientists is exploding across all industries. Career opportunities in data science span across start-ups to established corporations including Coles, AirBnB, Spotify, Netflix and Greenpeace, to name a few. 

These include: 

  • Data Consultant
  • Business Insights and Analytics Manager
  • Data Analyst 
  • Marketing Data Scientist

How can I study Data Science?