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. You can successfully complete the SAS? Undergraduate joint certificate program (JCP) curriculum in Data Analytics and Visualization. SAS software gives you the tools and opportunity to excel in using and applying SAS technologies to solve real-world business problems. Achieving the JCP gives you a competitive advantage as you move into the data analytics job market. 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.

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At a glance

Type of Institution: University
Level: Undergraduate
Campus/Location: Mount Helen (Ballarat)
Berwick
Institution CRICOS: 00103D

Subjects

  • Big data & analytics

Locations

Federation University Australia has six Victorian-based campuses and one campus in Brisbane, Queensland. International students will enjoy studying in picturesque settings at our Ballarat, Berwick and Gippsland campuses, whilst our Brisbane campus is set in the cosmopolitan city centre. 

Facilities

Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities and excellent resources either on campus or conveniently located nearby.

  • $43 million engineering and science building (Ballarat)
  • Impressive health science laboratories
  • Immersive nursing facilities with hospital-standard equipment
  • New sports science facility including rehabilitation centre (Ballarat)
  • State-of-the-art IT facilities
  • Up-to-date teaching and research facilities
  • Modern libraries, studios and lecture theatres
  • Sporting and leisure facilities - indoor swimming pool/aquatic centre, gymnasium and tennis courts

Why choose FedUni?

  • #1 in Australia for employability and skills^
  • #1 in Victoria for graduate employment*
  • #1 in Victoria for average starting salary*
  • #1 in Victoria for teaching quality and student support*
  • Rated in the 101-150 bracket for sports science**
  • Rated in the 71-100 bracket for hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism**
  • Personalised teaching and small class sizes
  • Industry links on campus - Technology Park (IBM Ballarat)
  • Work integrated learning and practical experience in many courses
  • Third oldest provider of higher education in Australia
  • Innovative research centres on campus.

Courses

  • Bachelor, master and PhD degrees are available in a range of study areas:
  • Business and commerce
  • Creative arts
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Information technology
  • Nursing and healthcare
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Sports

Discover a range of careers and courses available at study.federation.edu.au.

Scholarships

A range of scholarships, bursaries and grants are available for international students at federation.edu.au/scholarships.

Applications

Students can apply direct to FedUni or via a FedUni authorised agent. To apply, fill out on our online application form at apply.federation.edu.au

 
 

^ Employer Satisfaction Survey (ESS) 2018

* Australian Federal Government Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT), 2018.

** Academic Ranking of World Universities (also known as Shanghai Ranking), 2017 

Support to Succeed

Known for its supportive and inclusive environment, FedUni provides a wide range of services and support.

  • Centre for Multicultural Student Services
  • Careers and employment service
  • Academic and English language assistance
  • Social activities
  • Airport pickup
  • International Student Committee
  • Sporting and social clubs
  • Health services 
  • Religious services (including prayer rooms)

Accommodation Assistance

A range of accommodation options are available on campus and nearby. Living on campus or with our preferred partners provides great value and a range of support programs. Full details at federation.edu.au/feduniliving

 

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