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Master of Science in Applied Data Science

Applied Data Science is a two-year Master's programme that aims to increase the ICT competence of engineers from different fields.

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Facts
Duration

2 years/4 semesters

Number of study places

23

ECTS credits

120

Language of instruction

English

Study start

August every year

No tuition fees

Student med PC og robot. Foto: Elisabeth Tønnesen

Applied Data Science students will learn to extract relevant information from a compilation of large datasets from different sources. The ability to create, manage and exploit data has become one of the most important challenges for practitioners in most disciplines, sectors, and industries.

Students with expertise in Applied Data Science will be highly sought after in the future labor market, where they will contribute to the development of smart solutions and digitization.

The new study comes in the wake of Big Data and the need to find useful information in them. Analysis, understanding, and use of these data require interdisciplinary skills and knowledge. Applied Data Science creates opportunities for students from different engineering backgrounds who want to focus more on digitization and data analysis.

For students with a bachelor's degree in computer science or similar, we recommend the master's program in Computer Science, specialisation Data Science.

Applied Data Science is crucial for creating smart solutions, such as the development of smart cities, smart energy, smart healthcare. Applied Data Science specialises in information retrieval, data recovery and further in-depth study of statistics.

The Master's programme has a practical profile, where after specialisation in statistics and computer science you use algorithms on real data sets.

UiS has a strong research focus on analysis of large datasets, Cloud solutions, and machine learning.

University of Stavanger offers and encourages the student to take a preparatory summer course in programming and system administration. The first part is web-based and taken in June/July and the second part is 5 days on-campus in the first half of August. More information about the summer course: Preparatory course offer.

UiS is offering break rooms, reading rooms and computer rooms especially reserved for the master students. There is also a student organization for these students, ISI, which is arranging both academic and social gatherings.

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Career prospects

With a master's degree in Applied Data Science, you are in demand in almost all industries, and this study opens up for many different types of jobs. You can work in an IT consulting company, telecommunications company, energy company, health trust, in another public sector or in a technology development company that requires knowledge and insight into the handling and analysis of large data sets. The study is highly sought after in the labor market of the future, with the development of smart solutions such as in smart cities, with smart energy and digitalisation.

Completed master’s degree in Applied Data Science provides the basis for admission the PhD programme in Information technology, mathematics and physics.

Learning outcomes

All study programmes at the UiS have a set of defined learning targets. Read more about the learning outcome for this study programme.

After having completed the master’s programme in Applied Data Science, the student shall have acquired the following learning outcomes, in terms of knowledge, skills and general competences:

 

Knowledge

K1: Advanced knowledge within Data Science, which includes data processing, data, machine learning, data extraction, statistics and typical programming languages for the area, including: Python and R. 

 

K2: Specialized insight into data analysis. 

 

K3: In-depth knowledge of scientific theory and methods in Data Science. 

 

K4: Apply knowledge about algorithms for statistical analysis, machine learning or data extraction in new areas within data science. 

 

K5: Analyse professional issues based on the fourth science paradigm, 4Vs of big data (volume, velocity, variety, and variability), data-driven approach, CRISP-DM (cross-industry standard process for data mining). 

 

 

Skills

S1: Analyse and relate critically to different sources of information, datasets and data processes; and apply these to structure and formulate data-driven reasoning. 

 

S2: Analyse existing theories, methods and interpretations within the subject area and work independently in applying and evaluating different storage and data processing technologies. 

 

S3: Use CRISP-DM and scientific methods to develop data analysis programs in an independent way. 

 

S4: Conduct independent, limited data collection, analysis and evaluation according to established engineering principles in accordance with current research ethical standards. 

 

 

General Competence

G1: Analyse relevant ethical issues arising from data usage and data recovery.

 

G2: Apply their knowledge and skills in new areas to carry out advanced tasks and projects related to data processing, data analysis and optimisation. 

 

G3: Communicate results of comprehensive data analysis and development work, and master Data Science expressions. 

 

G4: Communicate on issues, analyses and conclusions related to data-driven research and development, both with specialists and to the general public. 

 

G5: Contribute to new ideas and innovation processes by introducing data-driven approaches. comprehensive data analysis and development work, and master Data Science expressions. 

Academic requirements

A Bachelor's degree in engineering or equivalent is required.

The degree must include at least:

  • 10 ECTS credits in informatics/computer sciences/an introductory course for engineers including programming
  • 30 ECTS credits in mathematics/statistics/calculus

If you have completed studies/courses outside the University of Stavanger, you must upload course descriptions that have clearly defined curriculum (learning outcomes). The course names and codes on the course descriptions must match the transcript of records. If you do not provide course descirptions, you might risk your application to not be prioritized.

Admission to this master's programme requires a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C (according to ECTS Standards) in your bachelor's degree. Applicants with a result Second-class lower Division or lower are not qualified for admission.

New admission requirement from 2023

A Bachelor's degree in engineering or equivalent is required. The degree must include at least:

  • 10 ECTS credits in programming + 10 ECTS informatics/computer science
  • 30 ECTS credits in mathematics/statistics/calculus

In case programming and computer engineering subjects cannot be confirmed through the The Bologna Process Framework for Learning Outcomes, at least 50 credits in programming and computer engineering subjects will be required.

Only degrees from accredited universities from the following countries are confirmed through the Bologna Process: List of countries.

If the country where you completed your degree is not included in the list above, a minimum of 50 credits in programming and computer engineering subjects is required.

If you have completed studies/courses outside the University of Stavanger, you must upload course descriptions that have clearly defined curriculum (learning outcomes). The course names and codes on the course descriptions must match the transcript of records. If you do not provide course descirptions, you might risk your application to not be prioritized.

Admission to this master's programme requires a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C (according to ECTS Standards) in your bachelor's degree. Applicants with a result Second-class lower Division or lower are not qualified for admission.

Deadlines

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Contact

For inquiries regarding admission to international Master's programmes, send an email to: admissions@uis.no

Please find more information here: www.uis.no/whenapply

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Study plan and courses
Already a student? Find the full study programme description and study plan here
  • Compulsory courses

  • 3rd semester at UiS or Exchange Studies

    • Courses at UiS 3rd semester

      • Recommended electives 3rd semester

        • Discrete Simulation and Performance Analysis

          Year 2, semester 3

          Discrete Simulation and Performance Analysis (DAT530)

          Study points: 10

        • Information retrieval and text mining

          Year 2, semester 3

          Information retrieval and text mining (DAT640)

          Study points: 10

        • Probability and Statistics 2

          Year 2, semester 3

          Probability and Statistics 2 (STA500)

          Study points: 10

        • Statistical learning

          Year 2, semester 3

          Statistical learning (STA530)

          Study points: 10

      • Other electives 3rd semester

    • Exchange 3rd semester

Frequently asked questions

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What is the main difference between the three master's programs?

The difference between ADS (Applied Data Science) and DS (Data Science) is that in ADS, students receive more basic training in programming and databases that students in DS (and CS (Computer Science)) already have. Otherwise, there is a large overlap between ADS and DS. DS and CS have the same admission basis, while ADS has a different admission basis.

What is the difference between ADS / DS and CS (Reliable and secure systems)?

Specialization: Reliable and secure systems

The specialization in reliable and secure systems teaches you the management, design and programming of computer systems. The ability to integrate knowledge and skills in security, reliability and scalability together with algorithm theory and statistics is necessary to respond to challenges in computer systems in all industries.

Specialization in reliable and secure systems provides a basis for work with the development and planning of commercial computer systems for various purposes. You gain knowledge and skills in network security, reliability of distributed systems, simulation and modeling.

What do you learn in the specialization Data Science?

The specialization in Data Science teaches you to extract relevant information from a compilation of large data sets from different sources. The ability to create, manage and utilize data has become one of the most important challenges for practitioners in almost all disciplines, sectors and industries.

Specialization in Data Science provides a basis for work in data analysis and development of data processing systems for the entire data life cycle. You gain knowledge and skills in advanced statistics, data mining, machine learning and processing large amounts of data. The study will be highly sought after in the future labor market, with the development of smart solutions such as in smart cities, with smart energy and digitalisation.

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Student exchange

By going on exchange to one of our partner institutions abroad as part of your studies, you will have an opportunity to get a unique education. In addition to improving your career opportunities, you grow as a person and gain the ability to greater reflect on the topics you study as part of your degree. All about exchange

Study abroad semester

3rd semester

 

Schedule for the exchange

Applicants admitted to the program are recommended to go on an exchange semester abroad as a part of their studies. UiS regards this exchange as a highly positive component of the program which will increase your employability. Students should select from their study programme’s recommended universities.  

 

Recommended semester abroad is 3rd semester. This semester has 30 ECTS elective courses. When studying abroad you must select courses that provide an equivalent specialization in the subject area. These courses should not overlap with the courses you have already completed. We recommend that you also take into account your field of interest.  

 

More opportunities

In addition to the recommended universities listed below, UiS has a number of agreements with universities outside Europe that are applicable to all students at UiS, provided that they find a relevant subject offering. Within the Nordic region, all students can use the Nordlys and Nordtek networks. More information.

 

Contact person 

Guidance and pre-approval of courses:

Sheryl Josdal 

 

General inquiries regarding exchange available in: Digital studentekspedisjon

Student exchange
  • All countries

    Aachen University of Technology

    Er du på utkikk etter en spennende mulighet i Tyskland er RWTH Aachen University det naturlige valget! Universitetet streber etter å bli det beste tekniske universitetet i Tyskland og er på god vei til målet. Bli med på en del av reisen – bli utvekslingsstudent i Aachen!

    California State University-Los Angeles

    California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) er en del av det anerkjente California State University, som er USAs fjerde største universitet.

    Grenoble Institute of Technology

    Bli Erasmus+-student og studer i de franske alper i Frankrikes beste studentby Grenoble!

    Lodz University of Technology

    Do you want to study at one of the best technical universities in Poland? Apply to Lodz University of Technology (TUL) and enjoy a 70 years long tradition and experience in Engineering education!

    Technical University of Munich

    The Technical University of Munich, also known as TUM, accounts for major advancements in the field of natural sciences. TUM is one of the best universities in Germany and has several awarded scientists and Nobel Prize winners. The Technical University of Munich strives for excellent teaching and research quality.

    The University of Adelaide

    Universitetet ligger i Adelaide, Australias femte største by. Med sine 1.2 millioner innbyggere er Adelaide en trygg, kosmopolitisk by som er betraktelig rimeligere å bo i enn flere sammenlignbare byer i landet. Universitetet er medlem av Group of Eight, en koalisjon av de åtte ledende universitetene i Australia.

    University of Pisa

    Study at one of Europe's oldest and most prestigious universities - founded as early as 1343.

    University of Twente, Enschede

    Opplev Europa og det internasjonale studiemiljøet i Nederland. University of Twente er UiS` partneruniversitet i ECIU-nettverket og tilbyr utvekslingsmuligheter for mange studenter ved UiS. Det er et moderne og innovativt campus-universitet som satser stort på entreprenørskap.

  • Australia

    The University of Adelaide

    Universitetet ligger i Adelaide, Australias femte største by. Med sine 1.2 millioner innbyggere er Adelaide en trygg, kosmopolitisk by som er betraktelig rimeligere å bo i enn flere sammenlignbare byer i landet. Universitetet er medlem av Group of Eight, en koalisjon av de åtte ledende universitetene i Australia.

  • France

    Grenoble Institute of Technology

    Bli Erasmus+-student og studer i de franske alper i Frankrikes beste studentby Grenoble!

  • Germany

    Aachen University of Technology

    Er du på utkikk etter en spennende mulighet i Tyskland er RWTH Aachen University det naturlige valget! Universitetet streber etter å bli det beste tekniske universitetet i Tyskland og er på god vei til målet. Bli med på en del av reisen – bli utvekslingsstudent i Aachen!

    Technical University of Munich

    The Technical University of Munich, also known as TUM, accounts for major advancements in the field of natural sciences. TUM is one of the best universities in Germany and has several awarded scientists and Nobel Prize winners. The Technical University of Munich strives for excellent teaching and research quality.

  • Italy

    University of Pisa

    Study at one of Europe's oldest and most prestigious universities - founded as early as 1343.

  • Netherlands

    University of Twente, Enschede

    Opplev Europa og det internasjonale studiemiljøet i Nederland. University of Twente er UiS` partneruniversitet i ECIU-nettverket og tilbyr utvekslingsmuligheter for mange studenter ved UiS. Det er et moderne og innovativt campus-universitet som satser stort på entreprenørskap.

  • Poland

    Lodz University of Technology

    Do you want to study at one of the best technical universities in Poland? Apply to Lodz University of Technology (TUL) and enjoy a 70 years long tradition and experience in Engineering education!

  • United States

    California State University-Los Angeles

    California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) er en del av det anerkjente California State University, som er USAs fjerde største universitet.

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