DATA9001 is a postgraduate mathematics coursework subject and is available in the Data Science and Decisions program and in the Graduate diploma for Physical Oceanography. 

It is not permitted for other School of Mathematics and Statistics Master programs or the Honours program.  

Units of credit: 6

Cycle of offering: T2 2021

Graduate attributes: The course will enhance your research, inquiry and analytical thinking abilities. This course has been designed as an elective within the Professional Master of Science suite. Students will be provided with a broad overview of data science as a platform for further studies in data science and an understanding and appreciation of data science in the modern world.  

More information: Refer to the Course Outline for information about course objectives, assessment, course materials and the syllabus.  (NB: Course outlines will be provided before orientation week at the start of term 2). 

The Online Handbook entry contains information about the course. (The timetable is only up-to-date if the course is being offered in this year.)

If you are currently enrolled in DATA9001, you can log into UNSW Moodle for this course.

Course overview

Students will study the fundamentals of Data Science as it is applied in Computer Science, Economics and Mathematics and Statistics. They will be introduced to topics such as databases, data analytics, data mining, Bayesian statistics, statistical software, econometrics, machine learning, business forecasting.