New Griffith computer science degree a first in Queensland
Future demands for big data analysts and specialists in machine learning are at the heart of a new Bachelor of Computer Science degree being launched in 2016.
Head of Griffith School of Information and Communication Technology Professor Michael Blumenstein said graduates equipped with majors including data sciences and artificial intelligence will be well placed to ride the wave of these future job prospects.
“Shifts towards digital media collection and using information sourced from individual devices have well and truly entered the business sector,” Professor Blumenstein said.
“Known as data mining, companies are collecting personal data and putting it to use in the marketing landscape, opening up a new era in the job market to those skilled in artificial intelligence and data science,” he said.
“Griffith will be the first university in Queensland to offer such qualifications and the new degree will open up career opportunities for data analysts, data scientists and cyber security specialists.”
Professor Blumenstein said on seek.com there were currently almost 4,000 businesses advertising for data analysts alone.
“This is a very exciting space. We are not just future proofing. This degree will actually solve the career needs right now in these areas,” he said.
“The new jobs of the future will be in big data, data analytics, machine learning, and cyber security—and businesses will need to hire the people who can do that.
In the field of artificial intelligence, Griffith University is rated the number one university in Queensland, and fourth best in the country, in the Excellence in Research for Australia rankings.
The Griffith School of Information and Communication Technology is also ranked number one nationally for student satisfaction following a recent Course Experience Questionnaire completed by graduates from all Australian universities.
Griffith School of Information and Communication Technology
- Information technology and computing
- Business information systems and IT management
- Multimedia design and interactive media