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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Sydney , New South Wales ,Australia

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Analytics

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) is an introduction into research training and more advanced areas of study in analytics and data science. It also fosters soft skills such as time management and independent learning, and provides hands-on experience in working on and managing a creative project.

Honours is suited to students considering a career in data science and quantitative analysis. The course challenges students to exercise more initiative and independence, and to develop greater depth of knowledge and advanced analytical skills, all attributes that are highly sought after by employers. Honours degree graduates are particularly sought after by employers and their skills enable them to compete for high entry-level jobs leading to progressive careers in data science and business analytics

Course structure:
The honours course requires completion of subjects comprising 48 credit points, consisting of advanced coursework subjects in mathematics, statistics and finance, together with a substantial project. The project involves a major investigation of some area of finance and provides students with the opportunity to apply the skills developed in their coursework.

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Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career options include data scientist and business analyst roles in consumer analytics and marketing research, logistics management, credit risk management, stock market analysis, providing advice on portfolio management, option pricing, prediction of movements in international money markets and financial risk management. Major employers of graduates include media and marketing companies, professional services and consulting firms, banks, insurance companies, superannuation providers, government regulatory bodies such as APRA and ASIC, and other major financial bodies.


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline at an appropriate level.

Students who are eligible to graduate from the Bachelor of Science in Analytics (C10384) with an average mark of 65 per cent or more over all subjects in Years 2 and 3 (full time) are eligible for entry to the honours degree, subject to the approval of the head of the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

Students who have obtained qualifications equivalent to the Bachelor of Science in Analytics degree are considered for entry, upon application, by the head of school on the basis of their assessed potential to complete the honours degree.

Minimum English Language Requirement

  • Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0;
  • TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21;
  • AE5: Pass;
  • PTE: 58-64;
  • CAE: 176-184


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