Data science is a cutting-edge area of study, relevant to the current needs of government, commerce and science, in the fast progressing world of the Information Age.
It explores the capture, management and use of the huge volumes of digital data generated by businesses, organisations and science. It covers technical areas such as programming, databases, modelling, visualisation and analysis, as well as relevant legal and ethical issues.
A minor in Data science will give a technical depth component to students in Information Technology (IT) and Computer Science. It is also portable, and will provide valuable practical skills to students from other disciplines that generate and deal with large amounts of data – from the sciences, through to business, commerce the humanities and health.