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Master Data Science

Overview

The two year Master program in Data Science is built on the Data Science B.Sc. program and can be started in either the spring or fall semester. It is a joint project of the Faculties of Statistics, Computer Science and Mathematics. As the tasks are always and rapidly changing in this research field, the study program provides a sound statistical and mathematical theory and teaches contemporary methods and knowledge. Hence, the students are capable to do scientific research, have a scientific awareness and can trade it responsibly. The interdisciplinary ability to communicate about methods and their application, especially at the interface between statistics, computer science, mathematics and fields of application, is a key aspect of the study program.

Students who have already completed a B.Sc. program in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or related fields can be admitted for this Master program (possibly with certain restrictions).

All mandatory courses are taught in English, elective courses in German may be offered.

Structure of study program

This course offers different core and elective modules. The selection of modules can be chosen from a wide range of different courses according to the individual interests of the student. Through internships and project work courses as well as the Master thesis, students have the opportunity to apply their gained knowledge. Based upon previous studies, the advanced courses cover statistical theory, statistical learning, big data, and the application of methods in chosen areas of study (case study, seminars and electives). Emphasis is placed on the development and application of efficient procedures for analyzing in particular very large amounts of data. There are eleven modules (including a six month Master thesis) during the two years of study.

Perspectives

This Master program gives students the opportunity to deepen and broaden their research skills and  methodological competence, subsequent to their B.Sc. in Data Science or related programs. They are able to develop new methods and to manage and direct large data projects. The students become experts in this field and are highly sought after by employers in many areas, particularly for the independent handling of projects with large amounts of data.

For qualified students, the program opens up the possibility for doctoral studies afterwards.

The English-language program prepares students for an international professional orientation and, on the other hand, gives foreign students the opportunity to gain a foothold in Germany.

Wichtige Dokumente und weitere Informationen

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Admission to the Master program is only possible if certain requirements have been met. These and further information on enrollment can be found here.

Note: In each case, the terms of study are relevant; the recommended course of study represents only a possibility.

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Location & approach

The campus of the Technical University of Dortmund is located near the freeway junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerland line A45 crosses the Ruhr expressway B1/A40. The Dortmund-Eichlinghofen exit on the A45 leads to the South Campus, the Dortmund-Dorstfeld exit on the A40 leads to the North Campus. The university is signposted at both exits.

The campus of the Technical University of Dortmund is located near the freeway junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerland line A45 crosses the Ruhr expressway B1/A40. The Dortmund-Eichlinghofen exit on the A45 leads to the South Campus, the Dortmund-Dorstfeld exit on the A40 leads to the North Campus. The university is signposted at both exits.

One of the landmarks of the TU Dortmund is the H-Bahn. Line 1 runs every 10 minutes between Dortmund Eichlinghofen and the Technology Center via Campus South and Dortmund University S, while Line 2 commutes every 5 minutes between Campus North and Campus South. It covers this distance in two minutes.

From Dortmund Airport, it takes just over 20 minutes to get to Dortmund Central Station by AirportExpress and from there to the university by S-Bahn. A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university's train station.