Data Science

Data Science - Master of Science

Do you want to solve the challenges of the future using Big Data? In our master program in Data Science you will learn how to combine informatics, mathematics and statistics with data analysis to deal with Big Data challenges.

Duration: 2 years
Start: Autumn
What can I use this qualification for?
Being an expert in the field of Data Science makes you highly attractive for the future labour market. Big Data challenges are present in all modern societies, all industrial sectors and research and are expected to grow rapidly in future. Experts for ‘making sense’ out of this data are urgently needed in labour markets such as the communication sector, the energy sector, economy, precision agriculture, the construction sector, in research and the medical sector.
What will I learn?

The program combines the disciplines of informatics, mathematics, statistics and data analysis. During the data science studies, you will deepen your knowledge in these subjects and learn to analyse real-world problems related to complex and big data. You will capitalise on the wide range of application areas of big data in technology, environmental and life sciences, as well as in business and economics.

Short description

Programming, computer science and data mining will give you basic skills in Data Science. Linear algebra and statistics are offered as optional courses if you lack these subjects in your bachelor degree. You will complement this basis with two specialisation courses in one of the following areas: Geographical Modelling and Analysis, Geographical Database Systems, Geographical data Mining, Climate Modelling Biostatistics, Biophysics, Bioinformatics, Computational Neuroscience, Energy Physics, Building Structures, Building Performance Simulation and Economics. In your 30 ECTS master thesis, you will apply your data science competence to a specific task and hone your problem-solving skills.