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The M.Sc. in Engineering Science with a focus on Data Sciences program at SUNY Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences provides students with a core foundation in big data and analysis by obtaining knowledge, expertise, and training in data collection and management, data analytics, scalable data-driven discovery, and fundamental concepts.

About

This applied program trains students in the emerging and high demand area of data and computing sciences. In fact, many surveys of employment have highlighted the great need for suitably trained professionals in these areas, estimating deficits of personnel availability in only the US at as high as 150,000 a year.

Students will be trained in sound basic theory with an emphasis on practical aspects of data, computing and analysis. Graduates will be able to serve the analytics needs of employers and will be exposed to several areas of application. The degree can be specialized using electives and a project. Classes will be modestly sized and emphasize best classroom practices while employing online resources to reinforce the classroom experience.

Students in this program will need some prior knowledge of mathematics, statistics and computing (commensurate with that from an engineering/natural science/math undergraduate program, see below for detail). The program can be completed in one calendar year of study.

Some prior knowledge of mathematics, statistics and computing (commensurate with that from an engineering/natural science/math undergraduate program) is required.

  • Undergraduate Grade Point Average: Equivalent of a B average or better in a recognized undergraduate program; GRE: 300+ (waived for recent UB undergraduate students)
  • Math: Calculus, Multivariate Calculus, Linear Algebra (e.g., UB course MTH 309)
  • Statistics: Basic Statistics and Probability
  • Computer Science: Programming (at least one language - C/C++/Python/Java), Data Structures (e.g., UB course CSE 113)

Programme Structure

This program is currently taught in a cohort-based model and is a FALL only start. Students will take a combination of core courses (18 credits), electives (6 credits), a data science survey + capstone course (3 credits) and the data science project (3 credits) for a total of 30 credits. The program may be completed in one calendar year of study.

Fall Semester: Data Science Basics
  • Introduction to Numerical Mathematics for Computing and Data Scientists (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Probability Theory for Data Science (3 credits)
  • Statistical Data Mining I (3 credits)
  • Programming and Database Fundamentals for Data Scientists (3 credits)
Spring Semester: Data Analytics
  • Statistical Data Mining II (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Machine Learning (3 credits) 
  • Elective 1 (3 credits)
  • Database Systems (3 credits)
Summer Semester: Project and Survey
  • Data Science Survey Course
  • Data Science Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Applications are accepted for Fall semester only. 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      1- 2 years
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    55

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Recommended score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Math: Calculus, Multivariate Calculus, Linear Algebra 
  • Statistics: Basic Statistics and Probability
  • Computer Science: Programming (at least one language - C/C++/Python/Java), Data Structures 
  • Two letters of recommendations
  • Resume/Curricula Vitae
  • GRE Scores (Institution Code 2925, Department Code 1603)
  • (For International Applicants) TOEFL Scores (Institution Code 2925, Department Code 69) [We also accept IELTS, PTE, CAE, and CPE scores]
  • Scanned copies of academic transcripts from undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) studies (English translations required)
  • $85 Application Fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11325 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11325 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    11325 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11325 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    5545 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5545 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Buffalo

  • 920 - 1560 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

All applicants are reviewed for funding, a separate application is not required. Funding is limited but all applicants are considered. 

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