Bachelor of Data Science

VU course code: NBDS | CRICOS: 108667D | Level of study: Undergraduate
3 years
In person

Tuition fee per semester : AU$16,700

Footscray Park
29 July 2024
Female student looking at data


Propel yourself towards success with a career that perfectly aligns to industry demand. Learn how to identify, organise and analyse big data with Victoria University's Bachelor of Data Science.

In this data science degree, you'll learn to use specialised computational and statistical techniques to analyse big data and generate insights to tackle complex problems. These are pivotal skills for the 21st century, designed to meet the strong demand for data science professionals. 

With industry-focused practices, real-world datasets, and hands-on tools, you will develop an in-depth understanding of deep learning, data management, data mining, and decision making. Throughout your study, you will learn how to wrangle, analyse, visualise, predict, and find insights into data to solve a host of real-world problems.

You will gain targeted expertise in:

  • machine learning
  • deep learning
  • big data management
  • data mining
  • exploratory, predictive and prescriptive data analysis
  • data visualisation
  • business-oriented data analytics
  • cyber security-oriented data analytics
  • web, cloud and mobile application development.

The Bachelor of Data Science is provisionally accredited at a professional level by the Australian Computer Society

Victoria University degrees are internationally recognised and help you find a satisfying career within and outside Australia.

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a related course or unit(s). We call this a ‘pathway’.

If you've completed a qualification where English was the primary language of instruction, you may be eligible for an exemption of English-language requirements.

In some cases, there may be additional entry requirements.

Learn more about entry requirements for international students.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To attain the award of Bachelor of Data Science students will be required to complete

  • 288 credit points of core units.


Fees & Scholarships

As an international student at Victoria University, you will be required to pay your tuition fees up front each semester.

There may be additional materials fees throughout your studies, depending on your chosen course, as well as an administrative fee as part of your course.

Victoria University is proud to support our international scholarship recipients and sponsored students.

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us (and didn't apply through an agent), you may be eligible for a 10% discount. Not available for single-package courses.

Find out how




The Bachelor of Data Science at VU can help you launch a career perfectly aligned to industry demand. 

Potential roles include:

  • data analyst 
  • data scientist
  • data analysis specialist
  • data engineer
  • data consultant
  • data systems developer
  • information security analyst 
  • data visualisation specialist 
  • reporting analyst
  • AI scientist
  • AI engineer
  • business intelligence (BI) analyst
  • Business intelligence specialist
  • market intelligence manager
  • data warehouse architect 
  • statistician
  • mobile/web/cloud software developer.

Further studies (pathways)