24 months
25061 USD/year
25061 USD/year
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The Data Science and Engineering program of the Hamad Bin Khalifa University is a graduate program in the emerging field which addresses the growing need to utilize the massive amounts of unstructured data.


The Data Science and Engineering program of the Hamad Bin Khalifa University aims to provide students with a strong foundation in data engineering, ‘big data’ science, and data analysis. The program integrates the knowledge, expertise and educational assets of HBKU and its research institutes in data collection, management and analytics, and scalable data-driven knowledge discovery, as well as the fundamental concepts behind these techniques.

The program aims to equip students with state-of-the- art methods and theory related to the next generation of ‘big data’ technology. It offers its participants the option of either completing a research thesis or working on an industrial project.

Program Focus

  • Fundamental knowledge in data science, engineering and technology, spanning areas such as applied statistics, machine learning, and technological tools such as cloud platforms for large-scale data analysis.
  • Hands-on experience in real-world projects related to scalable big data collection, storage, management, analysis and mining, as well as knowledge extraction and discovery.
  • Research thesis or industrial project involving original work related to data science and engineering, guided by world-class faculty members from CSE and from HBKU’s research institutes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods and Ethics
  • Statistics for Science and Engineering
  • Advanced Data Management Systems
  • Applied Data Analytics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A strong academic record (minimum 3.0 GPA out of 4.0) from a recognized university
  • A bachelor's degree or background in Computer science, information systems, engineering, mathematics and related fields
  • Applicants are required to submit a valid IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL score of 79 to demonstrate their proficiency in English
  • Official electronic copies of transcripts and graduation statements should be submitted as part of the online application
  • Applicants should submit two letters of recommendation
  • Applicants should submit a personal statement as part of the online application
  • Applicants should submit a copy of their current resume or curriculum vitae
  • All applicants should submit an electronic copy of their passport as part of the online application

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25061 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50123 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    25061 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50123 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • QAR 182,500 per full

Living costs for Ar Rayyan

4230 - 7920 QAR /month
Living costs

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


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