12 Months On-campus in US8 Months Online
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QS World University Rankings 2022#751 - 800
in degree costSave up to 20 Lakhs
for IIITB learnersGRE Waiver
Eligibility Apply for up to 3 Years of OPT

    About the Program

    Blended Program

    Blended Program

    Study 8 months online with IIITB and upGrad, 12 months at Clarkson University, US

    Customizable Curriculum

    Customizable Curriculum

    Choose from 11 electives at Clarkson University, US

    End-to-end counseling and visa support

    End-to-end counseling and visa support

    upGrad team will help you with application to Clarkson University, US, securing confirmed offer letter & support with US visa application.

    Program Overview

    Key Highlights

    Dual certification - IIITB  as well as Clarkson University
    Dual certification - IIITB as well as Clarkson University
    Alumni status from IIITB and Clarkson university
    Alumni status from IIITB and Clarkson university
    In-built IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad
    In-built IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad
    STEM programs leading up to 3 years of OPT
    STEM programs leading up to 3 years of OPT
    GRE Waiver for IIITB learners
    GRE Waiver for IIITB learners
    24x7 Available Student Support Team
    24x7 Available Student Support Team
    One-on-One with Industry Mentors
    One-on-One with Industry Mentors
    QS World University Rankings 2022 #751-800
    QS World University Rankings 2022 #751-800
    High Employment Potential Starting salaries of Data Scientists in US is $100,000 as per indeed.com
    High Employment Potential Starting salaries of Data Scientists in US is $100,000 as per indeed.com
    The U.S. News & World Report, 2022 has ranked Clarkson University 127th in National Universities
    The U.S. News & World Report, 2022 has ranked Clarkson University 127th in National Universities
    upGrad end-to "end support" for applications and visa
    upGrad end-to "end support" for applications and visa
    World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
    World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
    The university is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
    The university is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

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    Top Subjects You Will Learn
    The program covers tools such as Python, MySQL and Excel as view more
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    Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Product Analyst, Machine Learnview more
    Target Audience
    Engineers (Freshers and with any experience), Software and Iview more
    Minimum Eligibility
    IIIT B
    • B.E/B.Tech/B.Sc (IT/Computer Science)/BCA
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    Syllabus

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    Programming Languages and Tools Covered

    Advanced Certificate Programme in Data Science from IIIT Bangalore
    Complete all the courses in the programme successfully to receive Advanced Certificate Programme in Data Science from IIIT Bangalore. It is India's #1 Technical University (Private) as per the survey of India Today, 2021.
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    • Connect with a global network of accomplished upGrad and IIITB Alumni
    • Upgrade to a widely recognised and valued Advanced Certificate Programme in Data Science
    • Network with Data Science professionals across all industry sectors

    Instructors

    Along the way, you will receive support from an unmatched faculty of data science instructors with decades of industry experience.

    Syllabus

    Best in-class content by leading faculty and industry leaders in the form of videos, cases and projects, assignments and live sessions

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    Hours of Learning
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    Case Study & Projects
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    Live Sessions
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    Pre-Programme Preparatory Content (Year 1)

    • Data Analysis in Excel
    • Analytics Problem Solving

    Course 1- Data Toolkit (Year 1)

    13 Weeks
    • Introduction to Python
    • Programming in Python
    • Python for Data Science
    • Data Visualization in Python
    • Exploratory Data Analysis
    • Credit EDA Case Study
    • Inferential Statistics
    • Hypothesis Testing
    • Data Analysis using SQL
    • Advanced SQL & Best Practices
    • SQL Assignment: RSVP Movies

    Course 2 - Machine Learning-I (Year 1)

    10 Weeks
    • Linear Regression
    • Linear Regression Assignment
    • Logistic Regression
    • Classification using Decision Trees
    • Unsupervised learning: Clustering
    • Basics of NLP and Text Mining
    • Business Problem Solving
    • Case Study: Lead Scoring

    Course 3 - Specialisation (Option to choose from 5 tracks) (Year 1)

    6 Weeks
    • Deep Learning
    • Natural Language Processing
    • Business Analytics
    • Business Intelligence/Data Analytics
    • Data Engineering

    Applied Data Science Core Courses (Clarkson University) (Year 2)

    • Database Modeling, Design and Implementation*
    • Probability and Statistics for Analytics*
    • Data Warehousing
    • Information Visualization
    • Data Mining
    • Machine Learning
    • *Courses waived on the basis of IIITB course

    Elective Courses (Choose any three) (Year 2)

    • Modeling for Insight
    • Big Data Processing and Cloud Services
    • Introduction to Big Data Architecture and Applications*
    • Strategic Project Management
    • Marketing Research Methods
    • Econometrics
    • Design of Experiments
    • Pattern Recognition
    • Stochastic Processes for Engineers
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Human Computer Interaction
    • Digital Signal Processing
    • Computational/Machine Learning
    • *Courses waived on the basis of IIITB course (not to be opted)

    Capstone (Year 2)

    • The Capstone Project is a course centered on sponsored data science projects with interdisciplinary teams. It consist of a 2-unit seminar with a 4-unit project and/or be a mentored capstone of 6 total units.

    Industry Projects

    Learn through real-life industry projects sponsored by top companies across industries
    • Solve actual industry problems designed by experts
    • Engage in collaborative projects with your peers
    • Personalised subjective feedback on your submissions to facilitate improvement

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        Regular live sessions by experts to clarify concept related doubt
          Receive unparalleled guidance from industry mentors, teaching assistants and graders
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            Q&A Forum

            Q&A Forum
            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.

              Admission Process

              There are 3 simple steps in the Admission Process which is detailed below:

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              Program Fee (2nd Year) at Clarkson University - USD 46,062 ( Indicative Tuition Fee )

              Indicative Living cost per annum in US is USD 17,000

              All upGrad students are automatically offered the $2,500 upGrad Student Fellowship, with additional scholarships up to 50% available based on academic merit

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              Frequently Asked Questions

              Course Curriculum

              What is the MS in Applied Data Science with upGrad?

              The MS in Applied Data Science is an engaging yet rigorous 8 months online and 12 months 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 Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science from IIITB and Master degree from Clarkson University, US.

              What should I expect from the MS in Applied Data Science?

              You should 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 program, you will have option to apply for OPT in US as well as get support from Clarkson University Career Services to build a career in the US.

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

              The programme is designed for professionals with limited data analytics experience to help them build their understanding from the basics to an advanced level. The programme covers tools such as Python, MySQL and Excel, as well as important Data Science concepts such as statistics and exploratory data analytics, regression, clustering, tree models, model selection and principal component analysis.

              What type of learning experience should I expect?

              The online learning experience will be a mix of interactive lectures from industry leaders as well as world-renowned faculty. Additionally, the program comprises live lectures dedicated to solving your academic queries and reinforcing learning. On-campus learning experience will be in class experience face to face with the faculty.

              Is any certification granted at the end of the programme?

              Post successful completion of the program, an Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science would be granted from IIIT Bangalore and an MS in Applied Data Science from Clarkson University, US.

              Can I sign up only for a few specific modules if I am interested in?

              No, the program is designed to be completed in its entirety, and cannot be taken as standalone modules.

              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 can clear the selection test (or are exempt) and are excited about the transition to Data Analyst, 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 Analyst 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 program?

              upGrad, IIIT B, Clarkson University US, world-renowned faculty, and many industry leaders have committed a lot of time in conceptualising and creating this program 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 program also show a very high level of commitment and passion for Data Science. For entry into Clarkson University, students have to successfully complete IIIT Bangalore program with a minimum of 3 GPA.

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

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

              For IIITB: 
              • B.E/B.Tech/B.Sc (IT/Computer Science)/BCA with minimum of 60% or above marks. Maximum backlogs (ATKTs) accepted will be 5.


              For Clarkson University:
              The applicant must complete the Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science from IIIT, Bangalore with 3 or above CGPA.
              IELTS score >= 6.5 or equivalent across all bands or PTE >= 56 or Duolingo >= 115 or TOEFL iBT (not home edition) >= 80.

              About Clarkson University

              Why should you pursue MS in Applied Data Science from Clarkson University?

              - It will allow students to learn how to draw informed decisions and conclusions with data while being attuned to ethical considerations of data use.
              - In the digital world, students get a chance to build a solid foundation to work in a gamut of industries.
              - Students will get global exposure while pursuing MS in Applied Science from the U.S.
              - According to PayScale, the average base salary for MS in Applied Data Science graduates is $80k/year.

              Can international students work to pay for their educational expenses?

              There are limited part-time, on-campus jobs for international students, where the income is sufficient to provide “pocket money.” A part-time job will not generate enough income to pay for all educational expenses. Some internships related to the capstone project may be paid.

              Will I be supported for IELTS/TOEFL/PTE or other English language exams during this program?

              Yes, upGrad will help you prepare for the English proficiency test to establish your current English proficiency to be eligible for the Master's program in the US.

              When will I go to Clarkson University?

              Clarkson University will have one intake for students coming through this route. The  intake of the year will be  August (Fall) intake. Though the application process for Clarkson University will start during the IIITB online program, you will be able to go to Clarkson University in the nearest intake which is at least 3 months away from completion of your IIITB program. 

              When will I get Offer Letter from Clarkson University?

              upGrad will apply for you in Clarkson University once all the documents are provided by you (as given in the offer letter issued to you by upGrad). Apart from the documents mentioned in the offer letter of Clarkson University, you will have to give proof of English proficiency for application of admission to Clarkson University. upGrad will support you to get your English proficiency scores within 3 months of the start of a batch to accelerate this process.

              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. The on-campus program in the US is full-time and will have an appropriate workload.

              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 program?

              Refund Policy: (Programs with prep-session component) 

               

              • Students must pay applicable caution money for the enrolment to the Program. This caution amount will be adjustable against the total Program fee payable by the student.
              • You can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the Program at any time, before the Cohort Commencement Date, by visiting www.upgrad.com and submitting your refund form via the "My Application" section under your profile. Processing fee of Rs. 10,000/- will be levied. If less than Rs. 10,000/- have been paid in total, the student shall not be eligible for any refund in such case.
              • The student shall not be eligible for any refund under any circumstances if any such refund requests are raised post Cohort Commencement Date and student will continue to pay the EMI for the loan (if applicable) and such loan cannot be cancelled. This is also applicable for those students who could not complete their payment and could not be enrolled in the cohort opted for. However, the student can raise a request for Pre-Program deferral as per the policy defined below for the same.
              • In case of a refund, the student will be solely responsible for any cancellation of the loan, including but not limited to applicable loan cancellation charges levied on the total cancelled loan amount.
              • Students must pay the full fee within 7 days of payment of Caution Money or Cohort Commencement Date, whichever is earlier, otherwise, the admission letter will be rescinded.
              • Request for refund must be sent via e-mail in the prescribed Refund Request Form. The refund will be processed within 30 working days of commencement of the program after being duly approved by the Academic Committee.

               

              Deferral Policy: (Pre- 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 the 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 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 the initial batch the student enrolled for.
              • The student will be required to pay 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 been 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?

              Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only the 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.