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Master Degree in Data Science

Batches Starting from 31 August 2021

Key Benefits of the Program

  • INR20 Lakhs


    Cost savings compared to regular degree course in Germany

  • Upto18 Months


    Eligible for post-study work visa application after graduation

  • INR45 Lakhs


    Average salary in Germany after completion of the course

Program Structure and Fees

Master Degree in Data Science is a 2 years course where in the first year you will be studying online with IIIT Bangalore. Tuition fees for year 1 of course is INR 3.35 Lakhs (inclusive of taxes). For 2nd year you will be going to Germany and study on-campus in IU Germany. Tuition fees for IU Germany is approximately 8,428 Euros, payable quarterly. You will also have to deposit 10,332 Euros in a German bank account as proof of funds for living and food expenses.
  1. IIIT Bangalore

    Country

    India

    Course Name

    • Executive PG Programme in Data Science

    Eligibility

    • Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 50% or equivalent passing marks. No coding experience required

    Tuition Fees

    INR 3,35,000

    Cost of Living

    N/A

    Mode of Teaching

    Online

    Duration

    1 year

  2. IU Germany

    Country

    Germany

    Course Name

    • Master Degree in Data Science

    Eligibility

    • The applicant should successfully complete the Executive PGP from IIIT B.

    Tuition Fees

    ~ EUR 8,428

    Cost of Living

    ~ EUR 10,332

    Mode of Teaching

    On-Campus

    Duration

    1 year

Other Benefits

  • Complimentary Python Programming Bootcamp
  • 60+ Case Studies and Projects
  • IIIT Bangalore & IU, Germany Alumni Status
  • No IELTS required to study in Germany for upGrad learners
  • Customizable curriculum - 6 Specializations at IIIT B and 10 electives at IU
  • Specialized study abroad modules to prepare for success in Germany
  • 94% of IU Graduate receive confirmed job offers within 6 months of graduation
  • Earn while you learn - Only 12 - 15 hours study time required per week
About Germany

Germany is not only the 4th largest economy in the world by GDP but also Europe’s largest economy. With 109 Nobel laureates, the country is known for its high quality education across the world. With more jobs than skilled workers, Germany has the lowest unemployment rate of 5%. As per a news report, more than 100,000 IT jobs are vacant in Germany.
Germany is not only the 4th largest economy in the world by GDP but also Europe’s largest economy. With 109 Nobel laureates, the country is known for its high quality education across the world. With more jobs than skilled workers, Germany has the lowest unemployment rate of 5%. As per a news report, more than 100,000 IT jobs are vacant in Germany. Berlin is also known as Startup Capital of the World and has unlimited opportunities for entrepreneurship and start up jobs. Germany welcomes international students with 18 months of job search visa eligibility after completion of the program, so that they can contribute to the German economy’s growth.
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Career Opportunities


Data Science

  • Machine Learning Engineer

    EUR 55959 Annually

  • Data Architect

    EUR 54958 Annually

  • Statistical Analysis

    EUR 55493 Annually

  • Data Engineer

    EUR 56431 Annually

  • Data Scientist

    EUR 55492 Annually

  • Data Analyst

    EUR 45609 Annually

  • Python Engineer

    EUR 55505 Annually

Syllabus

IIIT BangaloreExecutive PG Programme in Data Science

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IU GermanyMaster Degree in Data Science

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  • 400+

    Hours of Recorded Content

  • 7+

    Case studies and Projects

  • 10+

    Live Sessions

  • 6+

    Tools and Software

Frequently Asked Questions

Course Curriculum

What is the Master in Data Science with upGrad?

The Master's degree is an engaging yet rigorous 12-month online and 12-month on-campus program designed for students to develop practical knowledge and skills, establish a professional network, and accelerate entry into data science careers. The student as part of this program will receive dual certification, an Executive PGP from IIITB and Master degree from IU, Germany.

What should I expect from the Master Degree in Data Science?

Expect to carry out several industry-relevant projects simulated as per the actual workplace, making you a skilled data science professional at par with leading industry standards. On completion of programme, you will have option to apply for Post-Study-Work visa in Germany as well as get support from IU Career Services to search jobs in Germany.

Which topics are going to be covered as part of the programme?

The program is designed considering the requirements of different data roles in the industry, the curriculum is divided into six tracks. The course will have a common curriculum running for approximately for the first 5-6 months that everyone will go through after which they have to do any of the 6 specializations and a capstone project, in the remaining 6-7 months. The topics that are going to be covered as a part of the common curriculum and each of the six specializations are as follows:
  • - Common Curriculum: Basics of SQL, Python, Statistics and EDA, Basic Machine Learning Models
  • - Data Science Generalist: Advanced Machine learning & Storytelling, Advanced Programming & Databases
  • - Deep Learning Specialization: Advanced Machine Learning, Neural Networks
  • - NLP Specialization: Advanced Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing
  • - Business Intelligence: Advanced SQL and NoSQL Databases, Storytelling with Advanced Visualization
  • - Business Analytics: Advanced Machine Learning, Storytelling and Advanced Business Problem Solving
  • - Data Engineering: Data Modelling and Data Warehousing, Building Data Pipelines, Data Streaming and Processing
    • Once student reaches Germany, they will be expected to study 2 semesters where they will have options to choose from 10 electives and complete her master thesis and colloquium.

What type of learning experience should I expect?

The content will be a mix of interactive lectures from industry leaders as well as world-renowned faculty. Additionally, the program comprises live lectures or hangout sessions dedicated to solving your academic queries and reinforcing learning. On-campus curriculum is focused on classroom teaching as well as research and thesis.

Is any certification granted at the end of the programme?

Post successful completion of the program, a Executive PGP in Data Science would be granted from IIIT Bangalore and a Master degree in Data Science from IU, Germany

When will I have to choose my specialization track?

There are two points of time during the course when you will have option of selecting specializations. The online programme has 23 weeks of common curriculum and ~29 weeks of specialization and capstone project. Once you’re through the 23 weeks of curriculum common to all the six tracks, you will be prompted to choose your specialization. In the first semester of your course in Germany, you will have option of choosing amongst 10 electives.

How do I know which specialization is the best for me?

When you’re nearing the end of your online common curriculum, upGrad will provide you with a recommendation best suited for you based on your background. The following mapping should give you an idea about the specialization best suited for you although the final upGrad recommendation would come from a much more exhaustive rule engine.
  • - Data Science Generalist: Early Stage Professionals (0-5 yrs Exp) planning to upscale in Data Science
  • - Deep Learning: Engineers, Software and IT Professionals
  • - Natural Language Processing: Engineers, Software and IT Professionals
  • - Business Intelligence/ Data Analytics: Engineers, Marketing and Sales Professionals, Freshers
  • - Business Analytics: Engineers, Managers, Marketing and Sales Professionals, Domain Expert
  • - Data Engineering: Software and IT Professionals

Do I have to choose the specialization recommended by upGrad?

No. You can choose whatever specialization you like once you are through the common curriculum. However, we would urge you to take up the recommendation provided by us as this based on a sophisticated rule engine and is meant to give you the best outcome for your background which will, in turn, make it easier for you to switch to a data role.

Time Commitment

What is the time commitment expected for the programme?

At least 12-15 hours per week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the online program. On-campus program in Germany is full-time and will have appropriate workload.

Will the six specializations require different time commitments?

Each of the six specializations will have a common 23-week curriculum in which the time commitment will be exactly the same.

How will my doubts/questions be addressed in an online programme?

Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts.

Refund Policy/Financials

Is there any deferral or refund policy for this programme?


Deferral Policy: (Pre- Online Program Commencement)

If a student, due to unavoidable circumstances is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before the cohort starts, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.
However, the student will be required to pay 50% of the total course fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of initial batch the student enrolled for. The student has time till the current cohort launch date to make the payment of the 50% program fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and the student now asks for a refund, the above-mentioned applicable refund policy will apply. The fee applicable to the deferred student will be as per prevailing fee for the batch student as opted to defer to (No additional deferral fee is required to be paid).

Deferral Policy: (Post Online Program Commencement)

If a student is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch. A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of initial batch the student enrolled for. The student will be required to pay a deferral fees of 10% of the total course amount fee + Taxes if any along with the differential program fees between the two cohorts The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid.
Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. The student has 7 days (including holidays and weekends) from the date of deferral request to make the payment of the deferral fee post which the deferral request will expire, and the student will continue as part of the current cohort.
If the student completes the deferral payment, the student’s login will be disabled, the student will leave the deferred cohort and the student will start learning on the new cohort from the point of the last assignment that was graded in the deferred cohort. All grades and progress till that point will be carried forward as it is to the new cohort. For clarification, the grades of the graded assignments will be carried forward, whether the student had submitted these grading during the initial stage. The deferral can only be requested during the batch for which the student has enrolled is ongoing. Once the batch has completed, deferral requests shall not be entertained. For clarification, the batch completion here shall mean the “last grace deadline” as communicated by upGrad.

Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?

No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank).

Will I have to pay any extra amount for the EMI transaction?

If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI.

Are there any fees or down payment?

Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged will be billed in the first repayment installment.

Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?

Only the Indian bank Credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot/part payments and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charges will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.

Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI?

Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter.

How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?

You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot/part payments and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.

Selection Criteria

How do I know if the programme is right for me?

If you like finding meaningful insights from data and if you get excited by the prospect of informing business decisions through analysis and have an analytical bend of mind, then this program is meant for you. As long as you are able to clear the selection test (or are exempt) and are excited about the transition to Data Science, this program is meant for you.

My current role does not include exposure to data. Does it make sense for me to opt for this programme?

Absolutely! Data Science is becoming a necessity for all industries and is no more a choice. Hence, there is a critical demand for quality data professionals and because the supply is constrained, this is one of the most lucrative career options across industries.

What is the application process for the programme and what are the timelines?

You can start the application process by submitting the application. Applications have already started for the next cohort.

What is the selection process for this programme?

upGrad, IIIT B, IU Germany, world-renowned faculty, and many industry leaders have committed a lot of time in conceptualising and creating this programme to make sure that the learners can receive the best possible learning experience in data analytics. Hence, we want to make sure that the participants of this programme also show a very high level of commitment and passion for Data Science.

For entry into IU, Germany students have to successfully complete IIIT Bangalore programme. upGrad will apply on your behalf once you complete IIIT Bangalore programme and support you in securing an offer letter from IU, Germany. upGrad will also provide guidance on paying fees to University and visa application.

Is there any minimum educational qualification required to take this programme?

To be eligible for the program, the following criteria need to be fulfilled:

College Degree: Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 50% or equivalent passing marks.

Executive PG Programme: The applicant should successfully complete the Executive PGP from IIIT B.

About Germany

What are the job opportunities in Germany?

Germany has lowest unemployment rate across Europe of 5%. As per German industry bodies, there are more than 1 Lakh vacancies for IT jobs in Germany. As average age of Germany is 44.5, they are looking for skilled immigrants to take up jobs in Germany.

What are the part time working rules in Germany?

As a student you can work 20 hours per week or 120 full days part time during the year. Typical wage in Germany is around 10 Euros per hour.

What are the living costs per year in Germany?

To prove you have sufficient financial resources to support yourself in Germany, you have to deposit 10332 Euro in a blocked German bank account before you apply for Visa. This amount can be withdrawn once you reach Germany to support your monthly expenses. Your actual expenses may vary depending on your lifestyle in Germany.

What are the post study work visa rules in Germany?

Germany allows for application of upto 18 months of post study work visa after completing a degree from Germany.

About IU

Can you give more details on IU Germany?

IU Germany was established in 1998 and is a university of applied sciences. They have 17 campuses in Germany with 40 examination centers. International students can opt for either Berlin campus or Bad Honnef campus.

Why should I study in IU Germany?

IU Germany prides itself on small class sizes. Typical class size at IU Germany is of 30 students. IU also has a well established career center which helps students in getting jobs. 94% of IU graduates receive job offer within 6 months of completion of course.