Minor Overview

About this minor
The minor in Behavioural Data Science comprises of four units designed to provide an Arts or Science undergraduate student with introductory to intermediate skills at framing questions scientifically, collecting data with standardized protocols, and analysing data with introductory to intermediate statistics. Students will also learn the principles and applications of scientific measurement within the behavioural context, including survey and test design. Finally, in the final (capstone) unit, students will learn how to apply their behavioural data science skills in either an academic research context, an applied industry context, or an educational (teaching) context. For students taking a minor which shares units with their other unit sets (majors or minors): in order for minors to be recognised on academic and graduation documents, students may only have a maximum of one unit overlapping between their unit sets.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) understand the results associated with data science; (2) generate applied data science related questions; (3) problem solve questions with applied data science techniques; (4) evaluate and generate reliable and valid data collection tools.; (5) organise data in a basic database; and (6) analyse data with applied basic and intermediate statistics.
Incompatibility

MJD-PSYSC Psychological Science (ID 426) and MJD-PSYSO Psychology in Society (ID 427) and MJD-PSYCH Psychological and Behavioural Sciences (ID 4876) and MJD-PSYDM Psychology (ID 4502); Bachelor of Psychology (BP030); Bachelor of Psychological Studies (BP503); Bachelor of Psychology and Bachelor of Arts (CB011); Bachelor of Psychology and Bachelor of Commerce (CB013);

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
SS
summer teaching period
NS
non-standard teaching period

Students must complete PSYC3302 before completing the option unit

Take the following unit:

Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S2 PSYC1102 Psychology: Behaviour in Context None
Take the following unit:

Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1 PSYC2203 Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Psychology
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) PSYC1101 Psychology: Mind and Brain
or Unit(s) PSYC1102 Psychology: Behaviour in Context
Take the following unit:

Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1 PSYC3302 Psychological Measurement and its Application
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
three Unit(s) PSYC1101 Psychology: Mind and Brain
and Unit(s) PSYC1102 Psychology: Behaviour in Context
and Unit(s) PSYC2203 Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Psychology
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:

This unit is to be taken after PSYC3302

This unit is to be taken after PSYC3302

Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1, S2, SS SCIE2205 Science Work Placement
Prerequisites
enrolment in
the Bachelor of Science (BP004)
or the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (BP006)
or the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005) and completion of 60 points of study at UWA and approval of the unit coordinator.
S2 SCIE2206 Science Consultancy Project
Prerequisites
enrolment in
the Bachelor of Science (BP004)
or the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (BP006)
or the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005), completion of 48 points of study at UWA, WAM of 65% or higher and approval of unit coordinator.
NS, S1, S2 SVLG2002 McCusker Centre for Citizenship Internship
Prerequisites
Permission/approval is required to enrol.
Incompatibility
SVLG1002 SVLG3003