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Computer Science - Big Data Engineering

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
Duration
15110 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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About

In the internet era, data plays center stage. In the Computer Science - Big Data Engineering track from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you study the technology from which these infrastructures are built, allowing you to design and operate solutions for processing, analyzing and managing large quantities of data.

Overview

In the Computer Science - Big Data Engineering track from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam you study the technology from which these infrastructures are built, allowing you to design and operate solutions for processing, analyzing and managing large quantities of data. 

This track is part of the joint Master in Computer Science, in which renowned researchers from both VU and UvA contribute their varied expertise in one of the strongest Computer Science programmes available in Europe. 

Career prospects

  • The vast majority of our students (90%) embark on a career in areas like consultancy, the software business, other private sector businesses or the government sector. 
  • Computer scientists are welcome in a variety of jobs including systems manager, information analyst, software engineer, policy advisor or project manager. 
  • Many of our former students now work at companies such as Philips, Deloitte en Touche, IBM and the Royal Dutch Navy. Others have created their own company, sometimes right after graduation.  

Promotion alumni sessions Master’s day

During the Master’s day, you can also meet our (international) alumni during several workshops. In these sessions they will tell you more about career opportunities after finishing your Master’s degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Logical Verification  
  • Term Rewriting Systems  
  • Distributed Algorithms  
  • Advanced Logic  
  • Protocol Validation  
  • Coding and Cryptography  
  • Experimental Design and Data Analysis  

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • EU/EEA or Dutch students: 1 June
  • Non-EU/EEA students who do not need a study visa and/or a residence permit: 1 June
  • Students who need a study visa and/or a residence permit: 1 April.

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It 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.
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GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Computer Science programme is open to both Dutch and International Students with a background in Computer Science. Admission is based on a strict selection procedure. The Faculty’s Admission Board will decide upon your admission after having evaluated your complete online application. 
  • In order to gain admission to the Computer Science Master’s programme, you will need to have at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent. Academic writing skill is to be demonstrated by submitting a thesis. We do not require a GRE or GMAT test score. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15110 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15110 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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