EIT Digital Data Science
EIT Digital provides an international Master's program in Data Science. We combine majors in technical fields with a minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. As a student of the EIT Digital Master School, not only will you acquire fundamental knowledge and skills relating to technical subjects, you also learn how to bring your innovative ideas onto the market.
Technological and societal changes led to an explosion of digitally available data. Exploiting the available data to its fullest extent, in order to improve decision making, increase productivity, and deepen our understanding of scientific questions, is one of today's major challenges. Data science is an emerging discipline that aims to address this challenge. As technologies in data science mature, so too will our ability to insightfully arrive at accurate and timely solutions to today’s burgeoning questions. However, this will require Data Scientists to provide the required expertise to make this vision come to fruition.
The newest EIT Digital Master Program in Data Science offers graduate students the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and skills in a field deemed by the Harvard Business Review as the “… sexiest job of the 21st century.” Our program offers graduates the chance to acquire solid grounding in data collection techniques, scalable data analysis methods, domain area expertise, and how to best communicate findings to the general public. This is an opportune time to pursue training in both a challenging and rewarding new field. Join us and embark on a journey of a lifetime.
The newly established Data Science Master program offers a unique academic program, whereby students can study data science, innovation, and entrepreneurship at leading European universities. In this program, students will learn about scalable data collection techniques, data analysis methods, and a suite of tools and technologies that address data capture, processing, storage, transfer, analysis, and visualization, and related concepts (e.g., data access, pricing data, and data privacy).
A unique feature of the Digital Innovation program is geographical mobility: you will study at 2 prestigious universities in different European countries. When you register for admission to the two-year program, you select an entry point (the university where you will study the first year of the program) and an exit point (the university where you will study the second year of the program, namely your specialisation). You also travel to a kick-off event and attend summer and winter courses to meet other students, business partners and professionals. The acquisition of additional knowledge of cultural and linguistic differences also enables you to become an expert in your technical field and to succeed in becoming a manager in global markets.
The first year will be similar at all four data science entry point universities: Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), the Netherlands, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain, Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), Italy and Universite Nice Sophia Antipolis, France, with foundations courses, such as data handling, data analysis, advanced data analysis and data management, visualization, and applications. The second year will enable students to concentrate one of five technical specialisation areas of their own choosing. See: specialisations below.
Five renowned European universities offer specialisations: Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), the Netherlands, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain, Universite Nice Sophia Antipolis, France, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden, and the Technische Universität Berlin (TUB), Germany.
During the second year of your program, you have the option to specialize in one of the following areas that are offered by the exit points:
• UNS, Nice: Multimedia & Web Science for Big Data,
• TUB Berlin: Design, Implementation, and Usage of Data Science Instruments,
• TU/e Eindhoven: Business Process Intelligence
• KTH, Stockholm: Distributed Systems & Data Mining for Really Big Data,
• UPM, Madrid: Infrastructures for Large Scale Data Management and Analysis.
Dual Degree and the EIT Digital Certificate
If you complete the program successfully, you will obtain a dual degree from your entry point university and your exit point university. You will also receive the EIT Digital certificate, on which we will list your specific learning outcomes in the areas of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
In addition to the Master Program in Data Science, we offer another track as part of the EIT Digital Innovation program:
This program provides tomorrow's engineers with the knowledge to produce the specifications of, design and implement computer systems. It relates to computer systems that are used widely in numerous personal and industrial devices, in transport and in healthcare, for example.
For further information, please refer to the EIT Digitalwebsite.
Exemptions from tuition fees In order to be eligible for any exemption from tuition fees, your online application for this Master's program must be submitted at the Master School Office. Please visit the website for details of the admission procedure.
This special Master's track is formally a track of the Master's program Computer Science and Engineering. The Master's program Computer Science and Engineering is accredited by NVAO (Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie), the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders.