Master of Science (Data Science)

 

PROGRAMME SPECIFICATIONS

The Master of Science (Data Science) is offered on a full-time basis. The full-time programme is offered at the UTM Main Campus in Johor Bahru. The duration of study for the full-time programme is subjected to the student’s entry qualifications and lasts between one and half (1 1/2) years to a maximum of four (4) years.

The programme is offered on full-time basis and is based on a 2-Semester per academic session. This is a coursework programme. In this programme, the candidate will learn not only to apply data science, but they will acquire insight into how and why methods work so they will be able to construct solutions to new challenges in data science. Furthermore, student will also be able to work on problems specific to a scientific discipline and to combine knowledge domain with the latest data analysis methods and tools.

General Information

Course Classification 

No.

Classification

Credit Hours

Percentage (%)

i.

University Courses

3

6.66

ii.

Core Courses

21

46.67

iii.

 Elective Courses

9

20.00

iv.

 Master Project

12

26.67

 

Total

45

100

Total Credit Hours to Graduate

45 credit hours

 

SKILLS

Offered to Students
Upon graduating from the MSc (Data Science) programme, you will have solid knowledge of the central concepts, theories, and research methods of data science as well as applied skills. In particular, you will be:

  • Able to acculturate deep understanding and intuitive thinking from data analytics to assist decision making based on data-driven evolution
  • Able to sustain research and innovation based on advanced knowledge of data science and analytics
  • Able to leverage the full potential of data using digital technology as a catalyst for 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Able to consistently perform their responsibilities professionally and ethically as a data scientist, data analyst, and related jobs

 

CAREER PROSPECT

Data Scientist, Big Data Analytics Engineer
Big Data Analytics Programmer, Data Engineer
Big Data Software Engineer
Business Data Analyst, Data Analyst
Data Architect, Systems Engineer

Award Requirements

Student will be awarded with Master of Science (Data Science) subject to the conditions set by UTM as below:

  • Pass all courses with a total accumulated 45 credit hours and pass with CGPA of 3.0 and above.
  • Achieved all conditions given in the preparation of Masters Project.
  • An applicant has applied for the award of Master of Science (Data Science).
  • Graduation Checklist

Further Information

ASSOC. PROF. DR. DAYANG NORHAYATI BINTI ABANG JAWAWI
Associate Chair
(Academic & Student Development)
School of Computing
Faculty of Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Tel : 607-553 2009
Fax : 607-553 8829

OR

Program Coordinator
DR. NOR ERNE NAZIRA BINTI BAZIN
Tel : 607-553 2077
Fax : 607-553 8822 / 553 8829
Email : erne@utm.my