Bachelor of Analytics (Honours)
DurationFull-time 4 years, Part-time 8 years
With exponential growth in available data, the analytics discipline has emerged as a key field requiring skilled analysts.
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.
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.
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.
Why study analytics at RMIT?
- RMIT is one of the few universities in Victoria that offers a four-year undergraduate degree in analytics.
- Our analytics program provides students with a complete package of tools and skills from across several disciplines: statistics, operations research computer, data science and business - making it the most comprehensive offering of its kind in the market.
- This analytics program is designed with input from a Program Advisory Committee which is made up of members of the industry who have firsthand knowledge of current trends and demand.
A strong focus of the program is consulting and work-integrated learning.
Analytics in Industry 1 and 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.
The School of Science 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 (Honours) program as a multidisciplinary degree based on a core of mathematics and statistics, computing and business studies.
RMIT partners with SAS the leader in business analytics software. Students who complete Math2202 Data Preparation for Analytics, Math2142 Multivariate Analysis, Math2203 Linear model and design of experiment, and Math2301 Analysis of Large Data Sets are eligible to apply for the SAS® Joint Certificate Program (JCP).
Year 1 is common to all students.
Year 2 allows students to customise their degree through electives.
Year 3 is designed to allow students to have a global learning experience in the first semester.
In Year 4 students will have two designated work-integrated learning courses: Analytics in Industry 1 and Analytics in Industry 2.
The following is an example of the courses offered:
- Advanced Programming Techniques
- Algebra for Information Security
- Analytics in Industry 1
- Analytics in Industry 2
- Analysis of Large Data Sets
- Applied Bayesian Statistics
- Basic Statistical Methodologies
- Calculus and Analysis 1
- Calculus and Analysis 2
- Coding for Reliable Communications
- Database Concepts
- Data Preparation for Analytics
- Data Visualisation
- Discrete Mathematics
- Global Analytics
- Industrial Research Methods
- Introduction to Probability and Statistics
- Linear Algebra and Vector Calculus
- Linear Models and Design of Experiments
- Multivariate Analysis
- Programming Techniques
- Risk Management
- Sampling and Quality Control
- Spatial Information Science 1
- Statistical Inference
Choose a program structure
|Bachelor of Analytics (Honours)||City Campus||
4 years Full-Time; 8 years Part-Time
4 years Full-Time
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Program code: BH119
Typical career pathways for graduates with analytics skills include quantitative analysts, business analytics consultants, operations research analysts, business intelligence analysts, financial analysts, and statisticians.
Graduates from the field are highly sought-after across both public and private sector organisations, including government, manufacturing industry, financial institutions, telecommunication industry, retail industry and research institutions.
*ATAR refers to the lowest selection rank to which an offer was made (including consideration of any adjustments) for current and recent year 12 applicants.
RMIT is committed to providing transparency to the admissions process. In line with this commitment, we provide you with information that will help in making informed choices about your undergraduate study options.
RMIT admits students from a range of educational pathways, including Year 12 results, previous higher education or vocational education study, work experience, and for some programs - interviews, auditions or portfolios.
Gain a better understanding of the Admission criteria for this program by viewing RMIT’s Admission information.
The highest level of education you have previously completed will determine which category applies to you.
Entry to this program is competitive. Applicants are ranked and selected in order of merit based on their academic achievement, e.g., ATAR or GPA (including any adjustments).
Applicants with recent secondary education (current or within the past two years)
Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent in 2016, 2017 or 2018. If applicable, this includes equity access schemes and any other adjustment factors.
School Network Access Program (SNAP)
The SNAP access scheme is designed to increase tertiary access and participation of eligible students from SNAP partner schools.
Applicants with Vocational Education and Training study
Satisfactory completion of an Australian Certificate IV or above or equivalent.
Applicants with Higher Education study
Satisfactory completion of at least four courses (subjects) at an Australian undergraduate level or overseas equivalent.
Applicants with Work and Life Experience
Satisfactory completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent more then two years ago.
You must sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) Multiple Choice if:
- You have no prior Year 12, VET qualifications, HE results or relevant work experience that meet the minimum entry requirements for the program; and
- You are 19 years of age or over (as of 1 Jan 2019) and have not enrolled in secondary studies for at least two years.
You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 65% average (check calculator below).
Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post-secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.
Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry. Your application will still need to be assessed and accepted.
If you don't meet the entry requirements, there may be other RMIT programs you are eligible for that can lead you to your preferred program. Explore your pathway options.
Higher Mathematics; or
VCE Units 3 and 4 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics, with a study score of at least 20.
Form: Non-Year 12 applicants may submit additional information if they would like it to be considered.
- For semester 1 intake, this can be completed through the VTAC Personal Statement online.
- For semester 2 intake, this can be completed through the personal statement in the Apply Direct application.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
The Indigenous Access Program will support your application into RMIT programs through an informal interview process with support from the Ngarara Willim Centre. Your relevant life, work, educational and training experience as preparation for study, in addition to any formal qualifications, are all considered.
Elite Athlete Program
The RMIT Elite Athlete Program (REAP) supports elite athlete and emerging athletes to achieve sporting and academic excellence.
To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:
- IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
- TOEFL (Paper Based Test): minimum score of 580 (TWE 4.5)
- TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
All undergraduate and honours degrees have Commonwealth supported places (CSP) available.
In a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), your tuition fees are subsidised by the Australian Government. Your share of the fee (student contribution) is set each year by the government and is determined by the discipline areas (bands) of your individual enrolled courses, not the overall program.
As a CSP student, you may be eligible to apply for a HECS-HELP loan, which allows you to defer payment of up to 100% of your student contribution.
Learn more about fees for undergraduate study.
How much can I expect to pay for my Commonwealth supported place?
Courses (subjects) fall into one of three bands. The band determines the student contribution amount for the course.
Amounts listed in the table below are based on a standard, full-time study load (96 credit points per year) with all courses in the same band. A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load or for enrolment in courses (subjects) from a combination of bands.
You can learn how to calculate your exact tuition fees for units from different bands at Fees for Commonwealth supported students.
Maximum student contribution amount for Commonwealth supported places in 2018
|Student contribution band by course (subject)||Maximum annual student contribution amount in 2018|
|Band 1: humanities, behavioural science, social studies, clinical psychology, foreign languages, visual and performing arts, education, nursing||$6,444 per standard year
$805 per standard (12 credit point) course
|Band 2: mathematics, statistics, computing, built environment, other health, allied health, science, engineering, surveying, agriculture||$9,185 per standard year
$1,148 per standard (12 credit point) course
Band 3: law, accounting, administration, economics, commerce, dentistry, medicine, veterinary science
|$10,754 per standard year
$1,344 per standard (12 credit point) course
The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the HECS-HELP loan scheme, which allows eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) to defer payment of up to 100% of their student contribution.
How does a HELP loan work?
If your HECS-HELP and/or SA-HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to 100% of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt.
You will only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this also applies if you are still studying).
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2018 is $298.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.