single degree

Bachelor of Applied Data Analytics

A single three year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

BADAN
  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Information Technology
  • Academic contact
  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Information Technology
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Applied Data Analytics requires the completion of 144 units, of which:

A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses

 

The 144 units must consist of:

60 units from completion of the following compulsory courses

COMP2400 Relational Databases

COMP3425 Data Mining

COMP3430 Data Wrangling

DEMO2002 Population Analysis

SOCR1001 Foundations of Social Research

SOCY2169 Online Research Methods

SOCY2166 Social Science of the Internet

SOCR3001 Data for Decision Making

STAT3011 Graphical Data Analysis

STAT3040 Statistical Learning

6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

COMP1100 Programming as Problem Solving

COMP1130 Programming as Problem Solving (Advanced)

COMP1730 Programming for Scientists

6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

COMP1110 Structured Programming

COMP1140 Structured Programming (Advanced)

6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

STAT2001 - Introductory Mathematical Statistics

MATH1115 - Advanced Mathematics and Applications 1

STAT2013 - Introductory Mathematical Statistics for Actuarial Studies

6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

STAT2008 - Regression Modelling

STAT2014 - Regression Modelling for Actuarial Studies


Either:

6 units from completion of MATH1113 Mathematical Foundations for Actuarial Studies

6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

STAT1003 Statistical Techniques

STAT1008 Quantitative Research Methods

Or:

12 units from completion of the following courses:

MATH1003 Algebra and Calculus Methods

MATH1113 Mathematical Foundations for Actuarial Studies


Or:

12 units from completion of the following courses:

MATH1013 Mathematics and Applications 1

MATH1014 Mathematics and Applications 2

MATH1115 Advanced Mathematics and Applications 1

MATH1116 Advanced Mathematics and Applications 2

48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective majorminor or specialisation.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units COMP1100 Programming as Problem Solving 6 units MATH1013 Mathematics and Applications 1 6 units Elective 6 units Elective 6 units
COMP1110 Structured Programming 6 units COMP2400 Relational Databases 6 units SOCR1001 Foundations of Social Research 6 units MATH1014 Mathematics and Applications 2 6 units
Year 2 48 units COMP3425 Data Mining 6 units STAT2001 Introductory Mathematical Statistics 6 units DEMO2002 Population Analysis 6 units Elective 6 units
COMP3430 Data Wrangling 6 units STAT2008 Regression Modelling 6 units SOCY2169 Online Research Methods 6 units Elective 6 units
Year 3 48 units SOCY2166 Social Science of the Internet 6 units STAT3040 Statistical Learning 6 units Elective 6 units Elective 6 units
STAT3011 Graphical Data Analysis 6 units SOCR3001 Data for Decision Making 6 units Elective 6 units Elective 6 units

Admission Requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not guarantee entry into the program.


In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors.


The University reserves the right to alter or discontinue its programs and change admission requirements as needed.

Domestic applicants

Before applying for a program, you should review the general information about domestic undergraduate admission to ANU programs and how to apply, and the program-specific information below.

  • Applicants with recent secondary education are assessed on:
    • completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent, and the minimum Selection Rank (from their academic qualifications, plus any adjustment factors) requirement for this program; and
    • co-curricular or service requirement (applies to applicants who complete secondary education in the year prior to commencing at ANU); and
    • English language proficiency; and
    • any program-specific requirements listed below.
  • Applicants with higher education study are assessed on:
    • previous higher education studies; or secondary education results if completed less than one full-time equivalent year (1.0 FTE) of a degree; or the result from a bridging or preparatory course; and
    • English language proficiency; and
    • any program-specific requirements listed below.
  • Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are assessed on:
    • previously completed VET qualifications at AQF level 5 or higher (i.e. a Diploma or above); or secondary education results if the VET qualification is not completed; and
    • English language proficiency; and
    • any program-specific requirements listed below.
  • Applicants with work and life experience are assessed on:

International applicants

Applicants who complete a recognised secondary/senior secondary/post-secondary/tertiary sequence of study will be assessed on the basis of an equivalent selection rank that is calculated upon application. A list of commonly observed international qualifications and corresponding admission requirements can be found here. Applicants must also meet any program specific requirements that are listed below.

Diversity factors & English language proficiency  
As Australia's national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe. If required, competitive ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency.

Further information is available for English Language Requirements for Admission

ATAR:
90
International Baccalaureate:
33

Prerequisites

There are no formal program prerequisites. But assumed knowledge is:-ACT: Mathematical Methods (Major)/Further Mathematics/Specialist Mathematics (major)/Specialist Methods or NSW: Mathematics or equivalent. More information about interstate subject equivalencies can be found here.

Adjustment Factors

Adjustment factors are additional points added to an applicant's Selection Rank (for example an applicant's ATAR). ANU offers adjustment factors based on performance and equity principles, such as for high achievement in nationally strategic senior secondary subjects and for recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. 

Selection Rank adjustments are granted in accordance with the approved schedules, and no more than 15 (maximum 5 subject/performance-based adjustment factors and maximum 10 equity-based adjustment factors) can be awarded. 

You may be considered for adjustment factors if you have:

  • applied for an eligible ANU Bachelor degree program
  • undertaken Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate
  • achieved an ATAR or equivalent at or above 70
  • not previously attempted tertiary study.

Please visit the ANU Adjustment Factors website for further information.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$47,940.00

For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

The Bachelor of Applied Data Analytics is a three year full-time (or equivalent part-time) inter-disciplinary degree that is designed to address a global shortage of graduates with skills in data analytics as applied to high-quality, data-informed decision-making. It is designed to develop inter-disciplinary knowledge across the three base disciplines of computing, statistics and social science.  You will receive exposure to best practice in data analytics as well as an opportunity to acquire knowledge in a discipline that relies on data analytics, or deepen knowledge in one of computation, statistics, or social science.

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Select, adapt, apply, and communicate advanced data analytics methods and techniques;
  2. Apply data analytics to decision making about policy, business and service delivery;
  3. Examine current issues in data analytics using leading-edge research and practices in the field;
  4. Demonstrate strong cognitive, technical, and communication skills to work independently and collaboratively to collect, process, interpret and communicate the outcomes of data analytics problems; and
  5. Communicate complex data analytics outcomes to diverse audiences.

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirements is currently not available for this program

Further Information

Learn more about the degrees offered at the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, read current student profiles to see what campus life is really like, and discover what our graduates have achieved since leaving the College: Visit the College of Engineering and Computer Science website

Back to the Bachelor of Applied Data Analytics page

  • The Bachelor of Applied Data Analytics (BADAN) can be taken as a single degree which includes a number of core and compulsory courses. The single degree also offers 48 units (eight courses) of electives that can be taken from additional computing courses, courses from elsewhere in the university, or a major or minor from another area of the university. 

 
The BADAN can also be taken as a part of many Flexible Double Degrees.

Single degree

  • This degree requires a total of 144 units (each course is typically 6 units though some may be 12 units or higher) 
  • Typically you will study four courses per semester (total of 24 units) for 3 years 
  • There are a number of core and compulsory courses 
  • In the single degree you have 48 units of university electives (eight courses).? These courses can be used to study more computing courses, or a major or minor from another area of the university, or a selection of courses that suits your interests.? 
  • If a course is included in both the BADAN core requirements and within your chosen major, minor or specialisation you are required to confirm that the course is able to be “double counted” towards both requirements. To do this you must seek written confirmation from the College offering the course that it is approved to be counted as both a BADAN core requirement AND as a major, minor or specialisation requirement. Courses are usually counted towards the BADAN core requirements. All CECS courses in majors, minors or specialisations are pre-approved to be counted toward both BADAN core requirements and major, minor or specialisation requirements. 
  • “Double counting” a course towards both BADAN core requirements and major, minor or specialisation requirements does not reduce the overall units required to complete the program. If a course is approved to be “double counted” you are required to make-up 6 units with an additional elective course. 
  • You can do a maximum of 60units of 1000 level courses in your single degree.

Double degree

  • You can find your Flexible Double Degree with BADAN using the  ANU degree-builder on Programs and Courses.  
  • Typically you will study four courses per semester (total of 24 units) 
  • BADAN paired with another 3 year degree (e.g. Bachelor of Design will take 4 years to complete. BADAN paired with a 4-year degree (e.g.  Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)) will take 5 years to complete. 
  • In the Flexible Double Degree, some program pairings do not allow any ANU electives to be taken (therefore, not allowing you to complete a major, minor or specialisation). Whereas some program pairings, such as Bachelor of Actuarial Studies/Bachelor of Applied Data Analytics, allow for certain courses to be “double counted” towards both program requirements. This means that there may be room for ANU electives.  Please speak to CECS Student Services if you need to seek any course approvals for “double counting a course”. 
  • Typically you can do a maximum of 72 units of 1000 level courses in your Flexible Double Degree 

Enrolment Status

While it’s possible to enrol in fewer courses per semester, it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. There are maximum time limits for completion of the degree on a part-time basis. If you are an international student you must always be full-time.

Important things to keep in mind when choosing your 1000-level courses


  • When you enrol for the first time you will typically study '1000-level' courses. These courses have '1' as the first number in their course code, such as?COMP1100
  • You need to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester though note that you can change your Semester 2 courses all the way until July. 
  • You can’t study more than four courses (24 units) per semester, 48 units for the year.  International students cannot study less than 24 units a semester except in exceptional circumstances and with approval. 
  • You may take 1000-level courses later in your program. But remember you can’t count more than ten 1000-level courses (60 units) towards your single degree or six 1000-level courses (36 units) towards your BADAN half of the Flexible Double Degree.

Electives

  • If you are in the single degree then in your first year you have two university electives to choose. University electives can be additional computing courses, or courses from anywhere in the university. 
  • To find 1000-level (first year) elective courses, use the catalogue search. 
  • If you have an interest in another area (e.g. management, science, languages) then you should explore first year courses in these areas and in particular, look at the majors and minors in these areas. These will give you an idea of the first year courses that you should study. 
  • If you are studying a Flexible Double degree and want to “double count a course” so that you can choose electives please speak to CECS Student Services for course approvals. 

For more information about subject choices visit:  
Bachelor of Applied Data Analytics | ANU College of Engineering, Computing & Cybernetics 

Academic Advice

Choosing your first year programming courses 

 Choosing your first year maths courses 

Back to the top

Responsible Officer: Registrar, Student Administration / Page Contact: Website Administrator / Frequently Asked Questions