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Engineering - Data Science (Online), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 13 months
University rank #149 (BCR) Online
Prepare yourself to become a leader in the growing field of data analysis with a Master of Science in Engineering in Data Science from the University of California, Riverside. The online Master of Science in Engineering with a specialization in Data Science can teach you to distill valuable insights from sizable amounts of data.
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Coursework is designed to allow graduates to develop efficient techniques to identify, analyze and visualize hidden patterns within data groups to extract critical information.

The data science specialization encompasses an extensive list of possible career paths due to the overwhelming need for data professionals in nearly every industry. Medical, financial, telecommunications, government, science and retail companies now require professionals for their data science, data analysis and data visualization departments.

We live in a time when the world’s citizens effortlessly create enormous amounts of data that require storage and analyzation. From simple texts and videos to private financial and medical data, the demand for professionals with data science and analytical skills has created many lucrative possibilities.

IT data scientists can work for a variety of companies, such as IBM, American Express and Amazon.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering in the Global Environment
  • Technology Innovation and Strategy for Engineers
  • Introduction to Systems Engineering 
  • Principles of Engineering Management 
  • Foundations of Applied Machine Learning 
  • Application of Visualization in Data Science
  • Data Mining Techniques 
  • Advanced Computer Vision 

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 13 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts
  • GPA
  • GRE/FE scores
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for international applicants)
  • Evidence of significant professional engineering experience
  • Professional certifications
  • Reference letters

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