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Applied Data Science, Master's degree Programme (M-APPDAT)

Facts
Studieprogramkode

M-APPDAT

Vekting (SP)

120

Studienivå

Master's degree (2 years)

Fører til grad

Master of Science

Varighet

4 Semesters

Grunnstudium

No

Undervisningsspråk

English

Learning outcomes

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.  

Intro

A master's degree in Applied Data Science makes you eligible for the most demanding and interesting work tasks within data analysis, smart solutions (such as smart cities, smart energy), and digitization.A master's degree in Applied Data Science makes you eligible for the most demanding and interesting work tasks within data analysis, smart solutions (such as smart cities, smart energy), and digitization. 

Programme content, structure and composition

After the student has been admitted to the two-year master's programme in Applied Data Science, the student must take a test in programming and system administration. If the student does not pass the test, UiS will offer and encourage the student to complete a preparatory summer course in programming and system administration. The purpose of the course is that the students should be best prepared for the master's programme. The course takes place in early August before the regular semester starts.  The University of Stavanger does not consider it necessary to offer summer courses for those students who have already passed the following courses at the University of Stavanger:  10 ECTS in programming and at least 5 ECTS in operating systems  The study programme has practical courses that build on mathematics, statistics and fundamental programming from the bachelor's program in engineering or science. The study programme consists of advanced statistic and algorithm courses, machine learning and databases. Students can further specialize in information retrieval, data mining and theoretical statistics. The two-year master's programme in Applied Data Science comprises 120 ECTS.   

Course assessment

Degree programmes and courses are revised annually. Evaluation is a central component of the UiS quality system. Courses in the degree are subject to student evaluation, in accordance with the University’s quality of education.

Career prospects

With a Master in Applied Data Science you can get a position in almost all industries. Some examples of businesses where you can find employment are: Consulting companies, telecommunications companies, energy related businesses, hospitals and other public agencies. Specialisation in Data Science provides a basis for work in data analysis and development of data processing systems for the whole data lifecycle. It builds knowledge and skills in advanced statistics, data mining, machine learning and processing of large data volumes

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

Contact information

Faculty of Science and Technology, tel (47) 51831700, E-mail: post-tn@uis.no

Study advisor: Sheryl Josdal, tlf. 51 83 17 47, e-post: sheryl.josdal@uis.no

Study plan and courses
  • Compulsory courses

    • Master's thesis in Applied Data Science

      Year 2, semester 3

      Master's thesis in Applied Data Science

      Study points: 30

  • 3rd semester at UiS or Exchange Studies

    • Courses at UiS 3rd semester

    • Exchange 3rd semester

Student exchange

Exchange semester
3rd semester  

Exchange scheme
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. Find out more

Contact person

Guidance and pre-approval of topics:
Seyfi Akinci

General information about exchange: Exchange guide in Digital student service desk

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.