Blended Program8 Months Online + 12 Months On-Campus in US
Batch Start DateComing Soon
Eligible to apply for 36 months OPT VisaOPT Visa
Accreditation NECHE
in US universities, as listed by QS Rankings 2021#201-250
Online Program fee INR 3,00,000 (incl. taxes)

    About the Program

    Customizable Curriculum

    Customizable Curriculum

    Choose from 4 specializations at University of Bridgeport, US

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

    Program Overview

    Key Highlights

    Dual certification - IIITB  as well as University of Bridgeport
    Dual certification - IIITB as well as University of Bridgeport
     Eligible to apply for upto 36-month STEM OPT after graduation
    Eligible to apply for upto 36-month STEM OPT after graduation
    World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
    World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
    Career Essential Soft Skills Program
    Career Essential Soft Skills Program
    Timely Doubt Resolution
    Timely Doubt Resolution
    Online Sessions + Live Lectures
    Online Sessions + Live Lectures
     In-built IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad
    In-built IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad
    Ranked #201-250 in US universities, as listed by QS Rankings 2021
    Ranked #201-250 in US universities, as listed by QS Rankings 2021

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    Top Subjects You Will Learn
    You will study subjects ranging from Data Analytics, Python,view more
    Job Opportunities
    Lead Data Scientist, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Specialistview more
    Who Is This Programme For
    Engineers (Freshers and with any experience), Software and Iview more
    Minimum Eligibility
    For IIITB -
    • B.E/B.Tech/B.Sc (IT/Computer S
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    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.
    Advanced Certificate Programme in Data Science from IIIT Bangalore
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    • Upgrade to a widely recognised and valued Advanced Certificate Programme in Data Science
    • Network with Data Science professionals across all industry sectors

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    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
    7+
    Case Study & Projects
    25+
    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 Visualisation 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

    Core Courses - University of Bridgeport (Year 2) (6 Credits)

    • Computer Vision
    • Python for Data Sciences*

    Specializations - University of Bridgeport (Year 2) (21/24 Credits)

    • Each of the concentrations will require the student to take at least three courses in the respective area. Here is the set of courses available for each concentration:
    • Robotics and Automation Courses
    • Data Sciences and Data Analytics Courses
    • Deep Learning and Computer Vision Courses
    • Cybersecurity Courses
    • For more detail please refer to the brochure

    MS Project Option (Choose One) - University of Bridgeport (Year 2) (3/6 Credits)

    • MS Project*
    • *In case you are opting for a Master's Project then you can choose six courses from the specialization (18 credits) mentioned above except waived off courses.
    • MS Thesis**
    • ** In case you are opting for a Thesis then you can choose 5 courses from the specializations(15 credits) mentioned above except waived off courses.

    Engineering Seminar - University of Bridgeport (Year 2) (1 Credit)

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                Admission Process

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

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                On-Campus program at University of Bridgeport - USD 19,500 (Indicative Tuition Fee)

                Indicative Living Cost per annum in US - USD 16,000

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                Frequently Asked Questions

                Course Curriculum

                What is the MS in Artificial Intelligence with University of Bridgeport?

                The MS in Artificial Intelligence is an engaging yet rigorous 8 months online and 12-month on-campus program designed for students to develop practical knowledge and skills, establish a professional network and accelerate entry into AI careers. The student as part of this program will receive dual certification, an Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science from IIITB and an MS degree from the University of Bridgeport, US.

                What should I expect from the MS in Artificial Intelligence?

                You should expect to carry out several industry-relevant projects simulated as per the actual workplace, making you a skilled AI professional at par with leading industry standards. Upon completion of the program, you will have the option to apply for OPT in the US as well as get support from the University of Bridgeport Career Services to build a career in the US.

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

                You will study subjects ranging from Data Analytics, Python, Hypothesis testing, Machine Learning, Logistics Regression to name a few.

                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. The on-campus learning experience will be an in-class experience face-to-face with the faculty.

                Is any certification granted at the end of the Program?

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

                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.

                University Partners

                Where is the University of Bridgeport Located?

                The University of Bridgeport is located on a spectacular 56-acre seaside campus in the state of Connecticut, approximately 1 hour north of New York City by car or train. Our proximity to major cities such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. make UB an attractive destination for students seeking to study abroad.

                Is the University of Bridgeport accredited?

                Schools and Colleges (NECHE), the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Department of Higher Education, as well as a number of national and professional accreditations.

                What is University of Bridgeport’s ETS code?

                University of Bridgeport’s ETS code is 3914.

                After I apply, when will I receive an admission decision and my I-20 Form?

                Applications typically take 3-4 weeks from the date the application is received. Processing time may be extended if certain required documents are missing. Therefore, we recommend that all of the above-mentioned documents are uploaded to your online application portal in a timely manner to avoid any unnecessary delays

                Can I change my academic major once I arrive at University of Bridgeport?

                No. You will not be able to change your major until you have completed at least the first semester of studies in the major you were initially accepted into. Once you have completed your first semester, the academic advisor of the major you wish to transfer to will evaluate your grades and determine your eligibility. Please note that there are additional academic requirements for certain majors, and you may be asked to provide additional documentation. Changing majors may result in increased coursework and add time to your degree program, and/or increase the tuition fees you are required to pay. Please note that you can change majors only if you meet the specific requirements of the major you wish to change to. We strongly recommend that all students research the program requirements of their major before they request a change.

                When will I go to the University of Bridgeport, US?

                The University of Bridgeport will have 2 intakes for students coming through this route. The first intake of the year will be the January (Spring) intake and the second intake of the year will be the September (Fall) intake. Though the application process for the University of Bridgeport will start during the IIITB online program, you will be able to go to the University of Bridgeport in the nearest intake which is at least 3 months away from completion of your IIITB program.

                When will I get an Offer Letter from the University of Bridgeport?

                upGrad will apply for you at the University of Bridgeport 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 from the University of Bridgeport, you will have to give proof of English proficiency for application of admission to the University of Bridgeport. upGrad will support you to get your English proficiency scores within 3 months of the start of the batch to accelerate this process.

                Can I do a part-time job while studying in the US?

                You may be eligible to work in the US while studying if your study permit includes a condition that says you can work on or off-campus. You must also meet all the other requirements. You can only start working in the US when you start your study program. You can't work before your studies begin.

                Selection Criteria

                What is the application process for the program 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, University of Bridgeport, US, world-renowned faculty, and many industry leaders have committed a lot of time to conceptualising and creating this program to make sure that the learners can receive the best possible learning experience in Computer Science. Hence, we want to make sure that the participants of this program also show a very high level of commitment and passion for Computer Science. For entry into the University of Bridgeport, US, students have to successfully complete the IIIT Bangalore program with a minimum of 2.85 CGPA or above on the band of 4.

                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 graduates with a minimum of 55% or above marks are eligible to apply.

                For the University of Bridgeport:
                • Applicant must complete the Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science from IIIT, Bangalore with 2.85 or above CGPA on the band of 4.
                IELTS >= 6.0 or TOEFL >= 80(IBT) or Duolingo >= 95 or PTE >= 58.

                Time Commitment

                What is the time commitment expected for the Program?

                Upto 12-15 Hours/Week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the program

                How will my doubts/questions be addressed in an Online Program?

                Our Student Support Team is available 7 days a week, 24*7. You can write to us via studentsupport@upgrad.com Or for urgent queries, use the "Talk to Us" option on the Learn platform.

                Additionally, an upGrad buddy will enhance the learners’ experience by engaging with them to ensure they are on track with upcoming deadlines, submissions, offer guidance, and resolve their non-academic queries.

                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.

                Visa

                Will upGrad help me in writing Academic and Visa SOP?

                Yes, upGrad will help with your Academic and Visa SOP and will also organize training on how to write a good SOP.

                How much are living expenses for a year in the US?

                Living expenses in the US for international students are USD 16,000.

                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 in 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 INR. 10,000/- will be levied. If less than INR. 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 the student will continue to pay the EMI for a 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. Requests 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 the 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 a deferral fee 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 payments?

                Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transactions. 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 charged 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.

                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.