Studying the data analytics major sequence at ACU will give you insight into the fundamental concepts behind data and databases and the state-of-the- art techniques and technologies required to analyse large volumes of data. You’ll be introduced to real-world applications that can be derived from a thorough understanding of the data at your fingertips.

Careers in data analytics are in great demand in Australia and around the world. These skills are highly transferrable and continuously growing and developing. Good data analysts have more than a knack for numbers. They have an excellent eye for detail, possess good computer skills, and can identify key trends and patterns from a sea of information. They play an important role in their organisations – collecting and analysing a wide range of data types to gain game-changing insight. Data analysts can make informed recommendations to management to help improve and optimise the business – potentially changing its fortunes in the process. In an increasingly digital world, good data analysts are instrumental to their organisations.

Career opportunities

Our data analytics graduates have pursued careers as:

  • data scientists
  • data analysts
  • report writers
  • researchers
  • database administrators
  • strategy consultants
  • business intelligence consultants
  • digital transformation managers

Industry partnerships

We enjoy deep industry connections with many well-known organisations across Australia. Here are just a few of our host partners for business: 

  • Adecco
  • CISCO Mentor Me Program
  • Brisbane Paralympic Football Program 
  • Highered Global Talent Search and Virtual Global Careers Fair
  • Impact for Women
  • North Sydney Innovation Network

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Completion requirements

A Major consists of 80 cp.

Complete exactly 80 credit points from the following:

  • ITEC102Python Fundamentals For Data Science10 CP
  • ITEC200Data and Information Management10 CP
  • ITEC201Fundamentals of Information Technology10 CP
  • ITEC202Data Management and Visualisation10 CP
  • ITEC203Introduction to Data Science and Machine Learning10 CP
  • ITEC217Programming Concepts10 CP
  • ITEC325Applied Data Mining10 CP
  • ITEC327Essentials of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning10 CP

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