Bachelor of Science, specialising in Data Science from 2019

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. You’ll also complete the Data Science capstone course, DATASCI 399 Creating Value from Data, where you’ll work on a group-based project to showcase the skills you’ve gained.

From 2019 your Bachelor of Science in Data Science will consist of a number of courses worth 15 points each, totalling 360 points. For your Data Science specialisation you must complete the following courses, plus a capstone course, DATASCI 399, COMPSCI 399 or STATS 399:

60 points:

15 points from:

90 points:

90 points:

15 points from:

  • DATASCI 399 Capstone*
  • COMPSCI 399 Capstone*
  • STATS 399 Capstone*

*subject to approval.

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.   

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
Email: scifac@auckland.ac.nz