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DTSC11-100: Business Analytics Coding


This subject is an introduction to programming. There is a focus on writing computer code to solve problems in business, which promotes the development of problem-solving skills. The necessary foundation concepts are covered, including expressions, variables, data structures, control structures, functions, commenting and debugging. Although it can be taken as a stand-alone subject, it is specifically designed for students interested in future study in data science and big data analytics. Two widely popular programming languages for data science, R and Python, will be used as vehicles for learning programming. Cutting-edge R and Python packages used by data scientists will be covered in this subject.

Prior coding knowledge and experience is not a requirement for this subject

Subject details

FacultyBond Business School
Semesters offered
  • September 2020 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Business and Commerce
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $5,010
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,260

Learning outcomes

1. Draft working computer programs that use variables, assignment and expressions, control structures and functions.
2. Identify and apply the appropriate procedures to document computer code according to common-use standards.
3. Develop computer programs in R and Python to solve business problems.
4. Decompose a complex problem into the constituent parts necessary to develop a modular software solution.

Enrolment requirements

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  • This subject is not available to students on US Financial Aid.
  • Students on a Student Visa may be restricted from enrolment due to the mode of delivery in the chosen semester. Check the subject outline for further details.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens10/11/2019
Semester start13/01/2020
Subject start13/01/2020
Cancellation 1?27/01/2020
Cancellation 2?03/02/2020
Last enrolment26/01/2020
Withdraw – Financial?08/02/2020
Withdraw – Academic?29/02/2020
Teaching census?07/02/2020
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens02/08/2020
Semester start14/09/2020
Subject start14/09/2020
Cancellation 1?28/09/2020
Cancellation 2?05/10/2020
Last enrolment27/09/2020
Withdraw – Financial?10/10/2020
Withdraw – Academic?31/10/2020
Teaching census?09/10/2020