What is Data Science?
Data Science is a new engineering discipline and the main driver for innovation in the years to come. Just like computer science emerged as a new discipline from mathematics when computers became available, we now see data science as a new discipline driven by the torrents of data available today. The data scientist will be the engineer of the future and scientific research and innovations will be data driven.
Data is collected about anything at any time, at any place. The ultimate goal is not to collect more data but to turn it into real value. Data can answer questions that have never been asked before. Visualization of data can really help discovering remarkable patterns that were never noticed before.
In this English-taught program you learn to analyze the large amounts of data that today's society operates on.
You learn to spot trends for businesses, government agencies or nonprofit organizations.
Besides the technical side, you will also focus on societal issues, such as legal, social, ethical, business, and entrepreneurial issues which relate to Data Science.
You will have courses such as Data Statistics, Programming, Data Mining, Data Science Ethics, Human Technology Interaction en Law and Data Science. See some course descriptions here.
Data Science is a joint bachelor of Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology.
Next academic year the orientation days will take place on November 3, 2017 and March 9, 2018.
On April 18th 2017, there was a live Webinar with data science students that also answered questions. You can watch the Webinar here.
Why study Data Science in Eindhoven and Tilburg?
You will be among the first data science graduates in an educational program that is especially designed for data science.
The Data Science program has a strong international focus; you will have a small scale, interdisciplinary program on an internationally hot topic.
Because it is a joint bachelor program you will have lectures in both Eindhoven and Tilburg.
You will be taught by experts in this field; both the Data Science Centers Eindhoven and Tilburg will provide big data experts who will share their knowledge.
Do you have any questions? Come to our Information Days or mail us.
Follow Up Master's programs
After completing your Bachelor's degree in Data Science, you can transfer directly to one of the following Master's programs that are part of the cooperation of TU/e and Tilburg University, called the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS):
Joint Master Data Science and Entrepreneurship with Tilburg University (in the city of Den Bosch)
The special master track Data Science in Engineering at TU/e
The master track Data Science Business and Governance at Tilburg University
The master track Business Analytics and Operations Research at Tilburg University
The master track Marketing Analytics at Tilburg University
This program has been approved by the NVAO and registered in the Netherlands Central Registration of Higher Education Study Programs (CROHO).