Blended Program - Study year 1 online and year 2 on-campus at IU, Germany
13 Electives at IU Germany
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*Referral offer is valid only on the Master in Data Science program.
The Master in Data Science is an engaging, yet rigorous 24-month online/offline program designed specifically for professionals to develop practical knowledge and skills related to Data science. The degree is awarded by IU Germany.
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. Once you reach Germany, you will be part of a class of 30 students and get face to face learning from Professors. Also, in the final semester of the course, you will be writing a Thesis and participate in Colloquium.
The online program schedule is designed to ensure that you can successfully study alongside your job. Devoting 12-15 hours every week should be enough to graduate from the program. However, the more time you devote, the greater will be your learning from the program. The program in Germany will be full time and you can work part-time up to 20 hours per week. The minimum wage in Germany is ~10 Euros per hour.
Post successful completion of the course, you will get a Master in Data Science Degree from IU, Germany.
You need to have a graduation degree from any govt. recognized institution with a minimum of 50% marks, 1 year of work experience after the completion of your graduation and graduation medium of instruction should be in English.
Candidates who scored lower than 50% marks in the UG degree are not eligible to apply.
Yes, you can apply for the program but you will join the batch which is just after completion of your bachelor's degree.
The admissions process is completely online. Following are the key steps in the application process:
Step 1 - Application and Document Submission
Step 2 - Shortlisted candidates will receive a provisional admission offer
Step 3 - Block your seat
Yes. You will be required to submit the following documents to upGrad prior to the program start date, a self-attested copy of your undergraduate transcript/degree clearly mentioning your GPA/Grades, Curriculum vitae, Proof of English proficiency.
Please note, you will only receive the final admissions offer upon submitting these documents.
Once you provide us with all required documents, we will apply in IU Germany on your behalf and get you offer letter to join the course.
Germany has the 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 the average age of Germany is 44.5, they are looking for skilled immigrants to take up jobs 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.
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.
Germany allows for the application of up to 18 months of a post-study work visa after completing a degree from Germany.
IU Germany was established in 1998 and is a university of applied sciences. They have 17 campuses in Germany with 40 examination centres. International students can opt for either the Berlin campus or the Bad Honnef campus.
IU Germany prides itself on small class sizes. The typical class size at IU Germany is 30 students. IU also has a well-established career centre that helps students in getting jobs. 94% of IU graduates receive a job offers within 6 months of completion of the course.
We guarantee IU online students maximum flexibility, so you can choose your own starting date in your application. On that day, we will send you the access data you need to begin.
We have two intakes i.e April and October per year. However, our on-campus programmes have fixed starting times. See the course pages for more.
The program will be delivered on a new technology platform to create a superior learning experience for participants. With this program, IU, Germany seeks to develop the next generation of leaders. The topics that are going to be covered Data Science, Advanced Mathematics, Seminar: Data Science and Society, Advanced Statistics, Use Case and Evaluation, Project: Data Science Use Case, Programming with Python, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Big Data Technologies, Cyber Security and Data Protection, Case Study: Model Engineering, Software Engineering for Data Intensive Sciences, Master Thesis & Colloquium.
Post successful completion of the program, a Master in Data Science degree would be granted from IU, Germany.
Typical assessments for an online component will be quizzes and proctored exams. Students are expected to give quizzes after every chapter they have studied from course books and live lectures. Students are allowed unlimited attempts for quizzes. On completion of all the unit quizzes students will have to attempt a proctored exam which can be scheduled as early as 2 hours from the time of booking. These proctored exams are a mix of multiple-choice questions, short answers and long answers. To successfully get credit for a course, students will have to score overall 50% marks in a proctored exam. Learners will get 2 more attempts for a proctored exam if they do not complete it successfully in the first attempt.
At least 12-15 hours per week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the online program. The on-campus program in Germany is full time and will have an appropriate workload.
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.
Deferral Policy: (Pre- Signing of IU contract)
Deferral Policy: (Post Signing of IU contract)
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