Bachelor of Information Technology - Big Data and Analytics

Federation University Australia

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. 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.

Course Fee:


International: $71,100

Entry Requirements:

Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students (2018) and recent secondary graduates (2016 and 2017) Prerequisites Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English. This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations. Subject Adjustments A study score of 35 in any Information Technology or any Mathematics equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points. SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme) Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special entry access schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application. For further information go to http://www.federation.edu.au/seas Entry requirements (non year 12) Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study This course uses the applicants' entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Compulsory: 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 FedUni Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST). Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training study This course uses the applicants' entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher. Admission criteria for applications with work and life experience This course uses the applicants' entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Compulsory: 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.

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 you can Study:

Big data & analytics

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: Diploma of Information Technology Diploma of Digital Media Technologies Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST) Program. Students can progress to the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) as a prelude to a higher degree in research or a professional qualification.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00103D

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info Yes Part time 6 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info Yes Full time 3 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info Yes Online 6 years

Federation University Australia (FedUni) is one of the country’s leading universities, with an enviable reputation for teaching excellence and graduate employment rates.

Headquartered in regional Victoria, with campuses in Ballarat, Gippsland, the Wimmera and Berwick in Melbourne, FedUni’s standing is based on nearly 150 years of education delivery.

A new Berwick Campus caters for the growing south-east Melbourne area, while a new Brisbane Campus and student support centre in Malaysia cater to the international student market.

FedUni embraces the freedom and dynamism that come from being a progressive university with close links to industry, business, communities and technology.

It is also recognised as a welcoming and friendly university, with students drawn from regional centres and metropolitan cities as well as from overseas.

Known for its supportive, inclusive environment, FedUni offers affordable study options (including online), learning assistance to help you stay at uni, small class sizes, friendly staff and accessible academic support. We are also one of few universities that offer free on-campus parking for students.

Our students have the opportunity to stay on campus with a range of residential options. The university places great emphasis on the quality of its teaching and learning, the student experience, and importantly, employability once you have graduated.

As a dual-sector university, we deliver a range of programs through higher education and TAFE, and have the ability to find the right pathway for your success.

Facilities such as the Nanya Environmental Research Station in western New South Wales and the Manufacturing and Industry Skills Centre in central Ballarat anchor the range of programs that FedUni delivers.

The university’s Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) is recognised as Australia’s premier sports injury prevention research centre. It is one of only four such centres worldwide to be selected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as a member of the IOC Medical Research Network.

FedUni also hosts Australia’s largest regional technology park — accommodating more than 30 companies, including its signature tenant, IBM — where FedUni IT students are engaged in the ‘earn as you learn’ program, earning a wage as part of their studies.

The University’s Arts Academy in Ballarat and the Gippsland Centre for Art and Design are a major provider of performing arts, music theatre and art programs.

The University is constantly adding to its list of programs and courses across its faculties and campuses, with criminology, outdoor environmental education and the nation’s first nature pedagogy course among more recent offerings.

The University’s Gippsland campus offers a range of exciting programs. An easy drive from Melbourne and located within easy walking distance of the town of Churchill, it offers the benefits of a regional lifestyle with city access.

Our Wimmera campus also provides a wide range of programs for students throughout Horsham, Ararat, Stawell and western Victoria.

Other features of our campuses include art galleries, an indoor swimming pool and gym, a golf course and childcare facilities. 

Contact

 

www.federation.edu.au 
info@federation.edu.au 
1800 FED UNI

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