Analytics is the science and art of analysing data to make better informed decisions.
It builds on the tradition of statistics and operations research, bringing together tools and expertise from computer science, engineering and business.
This blend of disciplines makes analytics unique in its capacity to solve critical real world problems. You will learn how to use data to make informed decisions that make significant contributions to the success of organisations, which provides a rewarding and valued career path.
The Analytics program at RMIT University allows you to choose from a diverse range of electives combined with a strong core of statistics and operations research.
With eight core courses and eight options, the program includes a high degree of flexibility. You can specialise in computer science, economics, finance, logistics or marketing or gain a broader understanding of all fields.
Problem-based and work-integrated learning are a major focus of the program and exposure to industry projects provide you with hands-on experience to develop your analytic capabilities.
You also will have the opportunity to apply for placements or internships and have them count towards the program in the second year.
State-of-the-art statistical software used in the program will provide you with hands-on-experience required for analytical practice.
Graduates are employed by a variety of scientific, commercial and government enterprises, most commonly as data scientists, statisticians, business analysts, consultants, modellers and researchers.
Employment in marketing has grown exponentially over recent years, followed closely by finance, consulting and business intelligence.
With the increasing availability of data available from sources including smartphones, smartwatches, and the Internet of Things, there will always be analytics opportunities to derive insights.
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.Schedule TOEFL®
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.Schedule TOEFL®
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
Minimum required score (Grade B2):
C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
You may also be considered if you have at least 10 years of work experience in analytics, statistics, operations research, economics, finance, logistics, marketing, supply chain management, engineering (management), information technologies, information security, computer science or a relevant discipline.
At least 10 year(s) of work experience are required.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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