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​​Die kern komponent van die graad bestaan uit verpligte modules in al vier jare. Gedurende die eerste jaar is die kernmodules: Wiskunde, Rekenaarswetenskap, Wiskundige Statistiek en Datawetenskap. Dieselfde kernmodules word geneem in die tweede en derde jaar. Gedurende die vierde jaar word die Statistiese Leerteorie module as verpligtend geneem, tesame met die Datawetenskap navorsingsprojek. Die navorsingsprojek word geneem onder studieleiding in een van die fokusareas and voltooi dus die data-siklus as anker projek binne Datawetenskap. 

Studente registreer in een van die agt fokusareas. Wanneer die fokusarea gekies is, moet al die modules binne daardie fokusarea geneem word. Geen keuse module van 'n ander fokusarea mag geneem word nie, asook geen ander modules in ander programme mag die modules in die betrokke fokusarea vervang nie. Die vierdie jaar van die fokusarea sal bepaal in watter fakulteit jy die graad gaan ontvang.

Die BDatSci graad is 'n voltydse program en residensieel tot die Stellenbosch kampus. Geen aanlyn studies is moontlik nie of selfs studies weg van die kampus af nie.

Die fokusareas is loopbaangerig en help studente met toepaslike modulekeuses. Die modules kombinasies word in die volgende fokusareas aangebied:

1.       Statistiese Leer (Fakulteit Ekonomiese en Bestuurswetenskappe)

            Statistical learning entails identifying trends and patterns in data, and using these to construct mathematical models which can be used to predict or classify

            outcomes.  It is used in diverse fields such as computer vision, speech recognition, sport and finance.

            Modules in hierdie fokusarea hoofsaaklik uit Wiskundige Statistiek, met tuisdepartement Statistiek en Aktuariele Wetenskap

2.       Rekenaarwetenskap (Fakulteit Natuurwetenskappe)

           Computer Science studies the principles and practice of computation and data processing; it considers problem-solving techniques and data manipulation for

           everything from routing data over the Internet and powering your social media feeds, to controlling GPS satellites, manufacturing robots, or even your computer.    

           Modules in hierdie fokusarea hoofsaaklik uit Rekenaarwetenskap, met tuisdepartement Rekenaarwetenskap

           Operations researchers use analytics and optimisation techniques to make a difference in the world. Mathematics is applied to complex problems to find

           meaningful, data-driven insights and improvements. Operations research: the science of better, evidence-based decision making.    

           Modules in hierdie fokusarea hoofsaaklik uit Operasionele Navorsing, met tuisdepartement Logistiek

            Applied mathematics looks at real world applications of mathematical methods in fields such as science, engineering, business, computer science and

            industry. It is therefore a combination of  maths, science and domain knowledge.    

            Modules in hierdie fokusarea hoofsaaklik uit Toegepaste Wiskunde, met tuisdepartement Toegepaste wiskunde

             Behavioural economics studies how psychological and economic factors affect the decisions we make as investors, consumers, voters and workers. Applying

            these theories to data provides data scientists with the opportunity to understand, predict and influence human behaviour.        

            Modules in hierdie fokusarea hoofsaaklik uit Ekonomie, met tuisdepartement Ekonomie

            Statistical genetics is the field of study where statistical methods are used to make inferences of genetic data. It is used in fields such as population

            quantitative genetics by for example plant breeders and conservation geneticists and in genetic epidemiology where the effects of genes on diseases are 


            Modules in hierdie fokusarea hoofsaaklik uit Genetika, met tuisdepartement Genetika

           Geoinformatics is the science and technology dealing with the structure and character of spatial information, its capture, its classification and qualification,

           its storage, processing, portrayal and dissemination.          

           Modules in hierdie fokusarea hoofsaaklik uit Inligtingskunde, met tuisdepartement Geografie en Inligtingswetenskap

            Statistical physics uses sophisticated maths and simulations to explore and understand the physics underlying everything from quantum mechanics to phase

            transitions to factory nuts and bolts.

            Modules in hierdie fokusarea hoofsaaklik uit Fisika, met tuisdepartement Fisika