Bachelor of Science (BSc) specialising in Data Science

A Data Science specialisation will provide initial preparation for students wishing topursue a career in this area. It brings together courses from Computer Science, Statistics and Mathematics to provide a strong, coherent background in the field.

In your first year, you'll study the foundation courses in Statistics, Computer Science and Mathematics, with introductions to data analysis and probability, the principles of programming and data structures.

The second year will introduce data technologies and algorithmics, as well as Statistics courses covering theory and applications. The final year covers statistical modelling, statistical computing, applied algorithmics, database systems and artificial intelligence. 

From 2019 your Bachelor of Science in Data Science will consist of a number of courses worth 15 points each, totalling 360 points. 

You must complete the following courses plus a capstone course in your final year of study. The capstone course is a student-led project where you integrate and apply your learning to a real-world problem in your chosen major or specialisation. For Data Science we recommend one of these capstone courses: DATASCI 399, COMPSCI 399 or STATS 399

For other capstone options, see our Capstone courses page.

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Preparing for your Data Science specialisation

Some students will feel more prepared for our Data Science courses if they have already studied certain subjects in high school.

Find out which school subjects will help you feel prepared by reading our Subject guide for school students.   

If you began your degree prior to 2019 we recommend you seek advice to make sure you are taking the correct courses. Contact the Science Student Centre at

Help and advice

For further information and advice, please contact the Science Student Centre.

Science Student Centre
Level G, Room G 20
(beside the entrance to the Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre)
Building 301
23 Symonds Street
Auckland 1010

Phone: +64 9 923 7020