Bachelor of Information Technology - Big Data and Analytics

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

Apply fundamental scientific principles to the analysis of large, complex data sets. Develop expertise in core disciplines as well as highly developed critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills. Businesses collect huge volumes of data - it's everywhere. There is an urgent need for people who have the skills to identify, interpret and analyse trends from the collected data. In health, education, government, in small and large businesses, big data is used to make informed decisions. Banks look for unusual transactions, hospitals looks for trends in admissions, and schools look for patterns in student progress. You will study areas such as information and data analysis, allowing you to discover and quantify patterns using statistics, statistical inference, regression analysis, and machine learning. You are introduced to the appropriate methods and tools that are applied to retrieve, transform, organise, visualise, and analyse data. You will develop technical knowledge in a range of topics including statistics, statistical inference, high performance computing, and visualisation. You can successfully complete the SAS? Undergraduate joint certificate program (JCP) curriculum in Data Analytics and Visualization. SAS software gives you the tools and opportunity to excel in using and applying SAS technologies to solve real-world business problems. Achieving the JCP gives you a competitive advantage as you move into the data analytics job market. Your final year project will give you the opportunity to put your learning into practice as you analyse large data sets. You may uncover hidden patterns, unknown correlations, market trends, customer preferences and other useful business information. Your analytical findings can lead to more effective marketing, new revenue opportunities, better customer service, improved operational efficiency, competitive advantages over rival organisations and other business benefits. On completion, you can look forward to careers where you retrieve, clean, transform, and visualise data, and build predictive data products that inform business decisions.

Structure

This program consists of 360 credit points. Students will complete 20 core courses, and 4 elective courses, and a zero credit point IT Professional Engagement course.

Subjects

  • Big data & analytics

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 - Prerequisites Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English
  • ATAR. Non Year 12 - Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the Federation University Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST)
  • Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher
  • Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.

Recognition

This program holds Professional Level accreditation with the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Students can be awarded the SAS? Undergraduate joint certificate program in Data Analytics and Visualization on successful completion of the required courses.

Study pathways

Credit will be considered if students have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications. If students are seeking alternate entry into the Bachelor of Information Technology they can consider applying for the following programs: Bachelor of Information Technology; Diploma of Information Technology; Diploma of Digital Media Technologies; Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST) Program; Enrol in single units (courses): ITECH1101 IT Problem Solving (Semester 1) and ITECH1103 Big Data And Analytics (Semester 2). Re-apply with credit to the Bachelor of Information Technology for the next semester. Students can progress to the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) as a prelude to a higher degree in research or a professional qualification.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $72,900 Yes No information available
Berwick International: $72,900 Yes No information available

Further information

Further information: study.federation.edu.au

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