Master of Data Science

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Programme Overview

With the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide, Data science is relevant to virtually all industries right now and will equally continue to be of vital importance in the long term. This means that proficient and knowledgeable data science masters degree graduates will be assets to employers in just about any industry in which they want to work. The MSc in Data Science will enable companies to efficiently understand gigantic data from multiple sources and derive valuable insights to make smarter data-driven decisions. More and more various industries, including marketing, healthcare, finance, banking, policy work and the BPO sector, are using Data Science on a grand scale. This programme gives an in- depth knowledge of data-driven science which is an interdisciplinary field about scientific methods, processes and systems to extract knowledge or insights from data in various forms either structured or unstructured. It is designed to become a center of excellence in data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and computational modeling.

Programme Objective


At the end of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Develop a broad academic and practical literacy in computer science, statistics, and
    optimization, with relevance in data science and artificial intelligence, so that students are able to critically select and apply appropriate methods and techniques to extract relevant and important information from data;

  • Adapt easily to changes and new demands from a wide variety of industries;

  • Understand not only how to apply certain methods, but when and why they are appropriate;

  • Integrate fields within computer science, optimization, and statistics to create adept and
    well-rounded data scientists.

 

Awarding Body
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)


Duration
1.5 Years (Full Time)


Entry Requirement

  • A Bachelor’s Degree (level 6, Malaysian Qualification Framework, MQF) or its equivalent

in the field of science, computer science, engineering, mathematics, statistics, business or
economics or other related discipline from Institutions recognized by the Malaysian
Government with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent;
OR

  • A Bachelor’s Degree (level 6, MQF) or its equivalent, in the field of science, computer science, engineering, mathematics, statistics, business or economics or other related discipline with minimum CGPA 2.5 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment process;

OR

  • A Bachelor’s Degree (level 6, MQF) or its equivalent, in the field of science, computer science, engineering, mathematics, statistics, business or economics or other related discipline with CGPA less than 2.50, with a minimum of 5 years working experience in a relevant field may be accepted.

 

Language Requirements:

  • Students must pass a TOEFL score of 550 or an IELTS score of at least band 6 as as exit

requirement.
Specific Program Requirement

  • Candidates from other than the fields mentioned above, prerequisite modules in Computing will be offered to adequately prepare them for the program