The Bachelor of Data Science and Decisions at UNSW places you at the leading edge of industry and government to meet the high demand for data scientists and data analysts. You’ll develop broad theoretical knowledge and practical skills in data science across the three areas of mathematics and statistics, computer science, and economics. As you delve deeper into your study journey, you’ll gain specialised knowledge in one of three areas by selecting your preferred major. 

How to structure your degree 

Students of the Bachelor of Data Science and Decisions complete 24 courses taken over three years if studying full-time. This includes the following components: 

  • core courses 
  • a Data Science major 
  • general education 
  • free electives.

Choosing your courses 

  • Select your major(s) and identify the required courses at each stage. 
  • Next, browse the UNSW Handbook for elective courses and general education by area of interest or subject area.  
  • Use the undergraduate degree templates to help you map out your bachelor’s degree.   

TIP: when using the Handbook or the undergraduate degree templates, always select the year you commenced studying science at UNSW and follow those rules throughout your degree.   

Following your degree requirements 

All rules are outlined in the UNSW Handbook and we encourage you to use this in conjunction with the degree templates to ensure you are selecting courses that count towards your degree. If you’re approaching the end of your studies, you can request a progression check and our staff will provide an outline of your remaining degree requirements.

Enrolling in your flexible first year

You won’t need to make your major selections until the start of your Stage two courses.
This allows time to gain a clearer understanding of the direction you’d like to focus your data science and decisions study. 

Still have questions?

Contact Science Student Services