The BSc Data Science is an education programme created by the Technical University of Eindhoven (TU/e) and Tilburg University. During this bachelor you will learn to analyze in the large amounts of data that today’s society operates on.
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.
What is the Data Science program about?
Data Science aims to answer questions such as ‘what happened (reporting)’, ‘why did it happen (diagnosis)’, ‘what will happen (prediction)’, and ‘what is the best that can happen (recommendation)’.
To adequately answer such questions there is not just a need for raw data and more computing power. Expertise from various disciplines is needed to transform data into actionable information and provide real value to people and organizations.
This Data Science major is a joint bachelor program with Tilburg University where you will learn to spot trends for businesses, government agencies or non-profit organizations. Besides the technical side you will also learn to deal with social issues which relate to Data Science.
This bachelor program is a varied, interdisciplinary education on an international topic. You will have courses such as Data Mining, Data Science Ethics, Law and Data Science, Human Technology Interaction, Data Statistics and Business Analytics.
The Bachelor’s degree in Data Science consists of the following:
- your major
- core courses
- free electives
- USE (non-technology-related) courses
For the major, you choose the field in which you wish to work later as an engineer. We offer you a solid foundation in the form of a number of compulsory courses that will give you a wide range of areas to work in as a future engineer. You will also be taught non-technology-related courses, as there is more to an engineer’s work than just technology. In addition to your major, you have a considerable number of free electives, which enables you to tailor your program to reflect your interests.You can also elect courses from Tilburg University.