Bachelor of Applied Data Science

Monash University Malaysia

Bandar Sunway, Selangor, Malaysia

Quick Facts


3 years


Full-time, On-campus


Feb, Jul, Oct

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Course Highlights

  • Unique Applied Studies in science component, which allows you to develop your passion in a science discipline whilst having data science competence
  • Undertake a project-based unit in your third year with heavy industry involvement, providing you with hands-on, real-world exposure to the workplace environment
  • Ranked #37 in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2025
  • Enhance your international perspective by studying at Monash campuses in Australia or spend a semester abroad at one of over 100 partner universities in 30 countries

Course Structure

This course develops through theme studies in data challenges, techniques drawn from information technologies and mathematics, and applied studies. The course comprises 144 credit points of which 132 credit points are focused on Applied Data Science, and 12 credits of free elective units.

Part A. Data challenges (36 credit points):

These studies will develop your analytical skills and advance your ability to apply key information technology and mathematical concepts and methods. These skills will be elaborated through studio-based learning using authentic case studies sourced from industry partners, and with examples drawn from STEM areas, business, law, the humanities and social sciences.

Working in small teams or as individuals, you will realise the application of information technology and mathematical knowledge through authentic projects. Through designed experiences, you will learn to integrate a broad range of skills including collaborative work practices, communication, leadership and entrepreneurship to make you ready to approach the professions of the future.

Part B. Techniques for data science (72 credit points):

Through this theme you will gain the technical foundation that underpins this program. You will acquire knowledge and skills in mathematics and the capacity to tackle challenging problems in a variety of situations. Through core data science studies, you will also attain the skills needed to effectively use, develop and manage complex data. These two areas are critical for tackling the diverse problems encountered in Part A of the course.

Part C. Applied studies (24 credit points):

These studies will provide the foundation required to advance cross-disciplinary analytical thought. You will undertake a sequence of study in a discipline below:

  • Biological Science and Genetics
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Environmental Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Forensic Genetics
  • Health and Human Physiology

The selection of studies available will ensure you can explore new and diverse areas and develop core strengths in studies that relate to data applications. In addition to the disciplinary expertise, you will develop an appreciation for the culture of your selected discipline, the development of ideas in a given subject area, and the contexts in which this is applied. Data applications relating to these subjects can then be incorporated through the learning experiences across Part A.

Part D. Elective (12 credit points):

This will enable you to further develop your technical skills or extend your knowledge in your selected applied studies. Alternatively, you can select units from across the university in which you are eligible to enrol.

Entry Requirements

  • Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY)*: 72.5%
  • A Level GCE: 9 points
  • ATAR: 80
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB Diploma Program): 28
  • STPM, Malaysia: 8.5 points
  • UEC, Malaysia: <=4.2
  • Program Matrikulasi (Matriculation Program), Malaysia: 2.67 points
  • Foundation in Science and Technology, Sunway College: 70%

*The undergraduate entry requirements published are for students who commence the MUFY program in 2022.

Prerequisites: Higher level Mathematics (Australian Year 12 or equivalent) and English (Monash's minimum English language requirements apply).

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