Computers have fundamentally changed the way the world produces, manages, processes and analyzes data. In light of the continuous growth of data all around the globe, the question of how we can use data to gain valuable insights is more important than ever. How can we extract relevant information from massive amounts of data? In which way can computers learn from experience to make intelligent decisions? These questions are key to the specialized Master’s program in data science.
Research in the field of data science requires solid skills in managing and storing massive amounts of data as well as the ability to develop efficient mathematical algorithms for data analysis. These techniques are employed in complex applications in engineering and science.
Part of the Data Science programme at ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology is the Data Science Laboratory, where students tackle specific and practical problems of interdisciplinary applications. In this course students engage in all tasks - from the process modelling to the implementation and validation of data science techniques.
Why study data science at ETH Zurich:
Compact and profound program: The specialized Master's program in data science equips students with all relevant knowledge and skills while combining theoretical foundations with practical experience.
Personal choice of industry: Medicine, finance or environment: data science is used in most fields and thus enables graduates of the program to work in their industry of choice.
High demand: Regardless of the industry, most large companies have data scientists working for or with them (e.g. banking, insurance, pharma, telecommunications).
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The objective of the Core Courses is to ensure a high level of competence in data science. They are split into three subcategories, where the first category comprises two subcategories of its own:
- Data Analysis: ( Information and Learning (at least 1 course) - Statistics (at least 1 course)
- Data Management (at least 2 courses)
- Core Electives
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesComputer Sciences Data Science & Big Data View 9 other Masters in Data Science & Big Data in Switzerland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
To be eligible for admission to the Master's program in Data Science, applicants must:
- Hold a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, electrical engineering, physics, mechanical engineering, or a related field.
- Must have a strong background in mathematics, programming, and algorithms.
Application with a Bachelor's degree from a Swiss University of Applied Sciences (FH): Students holding a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a closely related field issued by a Swiss University of Applied Sciences (FH) with an excellent grade point average will be evaluated for admission to the Master's pogram in Data Science at ETH.
International1324 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 662 EUR per semester during 24 months.
National1324 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 662 EUR per semester during 24 months.
- Tuition fee: CHF 730/Semester
Living costs for Zürich
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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