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Applied Data Science and Big Data

Data Science, also known as Data Analytics or Big Data, is more than just mathematics. It is used to find answers to help organisations better understand their customers, predict future trends in share markets, and facilitate research in various areas.

Over the course of your data science degree at USQ, you will gain knowledge of computing technology, machine learning, mathematics, statistics, databases as well as relevant application areas.

  • There has been a 78% surge in the past 12 months (2017-2018) for Big Data skills and professionals, according to Tech Cities Job Watch report from Experis, the global leader in professional IT resourcing.
  • Employees in Australia with big data skills are expected to earn almost $20,000 more on average by 2022 than they do today, according to a report from Deloitte Access Economics, The future of work: Occupational and education trends in data science in Australia.
  • LinkedIn named ‘statistical analysis and data mining’ as leading the list of Top skills of 2016 in Australia and found data science was the second-most sought-after job skills in 2016 in the US and globally. 
  • USQ’s Master of Science (Applied Data Science) gives students the opportunity to undertake industry based research projects.

Broaden your skill-set within the applied data science and big data fields by studying a double degree.

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Study Applied Data Science and Big Data at USQ