BH119 - Bachelor of Analytics (Honours)

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Plan: BH119 - Bachelor of Analytics (Honours)
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Analytics (Honours)
Award abbreviation: BAnalytics(Hons)
Total credit points: 384
Career: UGRD
Duration: 4 years Full-Time; 8 years Part-Time
Location: Onshore, City campus
Owning school: Science (171H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/science/
ASCED code: 010103
CRICOS code: 088029D

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Purpose of the Program

Analytics is an established quantitative field within both industry and higher education. With exponential growth in available data, the analytics discipline has emerged as a key field requiring the skilled analyst. This program provides you with complementary skills in analytics, tapping into studies in statistics, operations research, computer science, information technologies, business, economics, finance and marketing. Combining the expertise of several schools across the College of Science, Engineering and Health and the College of Business, the Bachelor of Analytics (Hons) prepares you for statistical analysis in the business world. The flexibility of the program, allowing you to choose from a diverse range of electives, combined with a core of statistics and operations research, will enable you to specialise in the areas that will assist you in the future.

A strong focus of the program is consulting and work-integrated learning. MATH2302 Analytics in Industry 1 and MATH2303 Analytics in Industry 2 serve as a year-long capstone experience combining work-integrated learning with applied research bringing all your learning together in a summative and practical way. This assists you through exposure to industry projects and problems that provide you with hands on examples for the development of your analytic capabilities. With data-driven decisions now a fundamental part of business operations, this program provides you with the platform to be a business-ready problem solver.

This program is delivered on campus; some courses may be available online.

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Articulation and pathways

There are currently no VET qualifications that provide a program pathway into the Bachelor of Analytics program. For students transferring from another HE program, credit transfers will be considered on a case by case basis. 

Completion of this program will enable you to apply for entry into a Masters or PhD by research at RMIT or other universities.

Other options for further study include entry into the MC004 Master of Statistics and Operations Research or MC242 Master of Analytics programs. Please seek guidance from your program co-ordinator regarding your options for further study.

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Entrance requirements

Program entry requirements

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent.

For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents web page.

Prerequisites

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) prerequisite units 3 and 4 — a study score of at least 20 in one of Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics; and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English.

English language requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent.

For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.

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External accreditation and industry links

The School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences is formally linked to industry through its Program Advisory Committee (PAC), and through various consulting and research projects undertaken by staff. Members of the PAC provide valuable input and are a major driver for change in the school's programs, particularly with regard to industry trends and future graduate capabilities, the use of state-of-the-art software and, very importantly, support for the introduction of work integrated learning (WIL) and global engagement.  Feedback from the PAC has been fundamental to the design of the Bachelor of Analytics (Hons) program as a multidisciplinary degree based on a core of mathematics and statistics, computing and business studies.

Graduates of this program may be eligible to become a member of the Statistical Society of Australia, Australian Society For Operations Research, the American Statistical Association and The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. 

The objective of the Statistical Society of Australia is to further the study, application and good practice of statistical theory and methods in all branches of learning and enterprise. The primary objective of accreditation  is to indicate to the non-statistical community that the holder has achieved an acceptable level of professional competence in the understanding and application of statistical methods and is bound by the Code of Conduct of the SSAI . The American Statistical Association is the world’s largest community of statisticians, and supports excellence in the development, application, and dissemination of statistical science through meetings, publications, membership services, education, accreditation, and advocacy.

The Australian Society For Operations Research serves the professional needs of OR analysts, managers, students and educators by publishing a National Bulletin and National and Chapter Newsletters. The society also serves as a focal point for operations researchers to communicate with each other and to reach out to other professional societies. The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences is the leading association for professionals in the fields of operations research, management science, and analytics.

 

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University, you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course-related materials such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit), or Library e-resources.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: www.rmit.edu.au/library

IT and Wireless

If you have a laptop or other wireless-enabled device you can connect to RMIT’s fast Wi-Fi. While on campus, no matter how you work or where you work, you’re able to connect, collaborate and create using this secure network.

In addition, with myDesktop, you can access your RMIT desktop and applications from home or wherever you have an internet connection.

Online learning tools and content

As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit).

Services available to you as a student at RMIT

RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face-to-face and online assisting with:

  • Transition to tertiary study and learning;
  • Study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant;
  • Enabling assistance if you have a disability, long-term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning;
  • Career development and employment;
  • Living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters);
  • Opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad;
  • Opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation and fitness activities, as well as student activism and university governance.

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. You can find more information at: www.rmit.edu.au/students

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