12 Months On-Campus in US8 Months Online
Batch Start DateComing Soon
Eligible to apply for up to 36 months OPTSTEM OPT
for IIITB learners GRE Waiver
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)Accreditation
Program fee INR 3,00,000 (incl. taxes)
in degree costSave Up to 25 Lakhs

    About the Program

    Blended Program

    Blended Program

    Study 8 Months online with IIIT Bangalore and upGrad, 12 Months at the City University of Seattle, US.

    Student Support

    Student Support

    Student support 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.

    End-to-end counseling and visa support

    End-to-end counseling and visa support

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

    Program Overview

    Key Highlights

    Dual Certification - IIIT Bangalore as well as City University of Seattle
    Dual Certification - IIIT Bangalore as well as City University of Seattle
    City University of Seattle is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
    City University of Seattle is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
    Alumni status from IIIT Bangalore and City University of Seattle
    Alumni status from IIIT Bangalore and City University of Seattle
    GRE waiver for IIIT Bangalore learners
    GRE waiver for IIIT Bangalore learners
    Online Sessions + Live Lectures
    Online Sessions + Live Lectures
    Career Essential Soft Skills Program
    Career Essential Soft Skills Program
    STEM Program Leading upto 36 Months of OPT
    STEM Program Leading upto 36 Months of OPT
     In-built IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad
    In-built IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad
    Timely Doubt Resolution
    Timely Doubt Resolution
    One-on-One with Industry Mentors
    One-on-One with Industry Mentors
    World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
    World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
    upGrad end to end support for applications and visa
    upGrad end to end support for applications and visa

    “Our aim is simple: We strive to create high-impact, hands-on experiences that prepare students for meaningful and productive careers.”

    - Ronnie Screwvala, Co-Founder, upGrad

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    For IIIT Bangalore -
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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.
    Advanced Certificate Programme in Data Science from IIIT Bangalore
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    • Connect with a global network of accomplished upGrad and IIIT Bangalore 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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    300+
    Hours of Learning
    7+
    Case Study & Projects
    20+
    Live Sessions
    3
    Tools & Softwares

    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 3 tracks) (Year 1)

    6 Weeks
    • Deep Learning
    • Natural Language Processing
    • Business Analytics

    Core Courses, City University of Seattle (Year 2)

    24 Credits
    • Software Engineering
    • Programming for Computing
    • Cloud Computing Overview
    • Computer Architecture
    • Secure Systems and Programs
    • Discrete Math and Algorithms for Computing
    • Artificial Intelligence for Data Science
    • Machine Learning & Deep Learning*
    • *Course waived on the basis of IIITB course

    Depth of Study, City University of Seattle (Year 2)

    6 Credits
    • Full-Stack Development I
    • Full-Stack Development II

    Elective Courses , City University of Seattle (Year 2)

    6 Credits
    • *Elective Courses waived on the basis of IIITB course

    Capstone, City University of Seattle (Year 2)

    3 Credits
    • Computer Science Capstone

    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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      Expert Feedback & Learning

      Expert Feedback & Learning
      TA sessions
        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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              On-Campus Program Fees at City University of Seattle - USD 25,950 (Indicative Tuition Fee)

              Indicative Living Cost per annum in US - USD 26,600

              International Student Scholarship

              Up to 25% Scholarship on tuition fee available to all upGrad learners enrolling for the April 2023 cohort.

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              *Referral offer is valid only on MS in Computer Science

              upGrad does not grant credit; credits are granted, accepted or transferred at the sole discretion of an educational institution. upGrad does not make any representations regarding the recognition or equivalence of the credits or credentials awarded, unless otherwise expressly stated. If you intend to pursue a post graduate or doctorate degree upon completion of this course or apply for employment which requires specific credits, we advise you to enquire further regarding the suitability of this degree for your academic and/or professional requirements before enrolling.

              Frequently Asked Questions

              Course Curriculum

              What is the scope of the MS in Computer Science with City University of Seattle?

              The MS in Computer 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 Computer Science careers. The student as part of this program will receive dual certification, an Advanced Certificate Program in Computer Science from IIIT Bangalore, and an MS degree from City University of Seattle, US. 

              What should I expect from the MS in Computer Science?

              You should expect to carry out several industry-relevant projects simulated as per the actual workplace, making you a skilled Computer Science 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 City University of Seattle 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 Exploratory Data Analysis, Linear Regression, Deep Learning, Business Analytics, and NLP & Text Mining 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 Computer Science would be awarded from IIIT Bangalore and an MS in Computer Science degree from City University of Seattle, 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 develop/enhance your current English proficiency to be eligible for the Master's program in the US.

              University Partners

              Where is the City University of Seattle Located?

              City University of Seattle’s campus is located in downtown Seattle, minutes from the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Experience Music Project, award-winning restaurants, and nightlife. Love the outdoors? In Seattle, you’re surrounded by parks and opportunities for hiking, camping, and exploring just minutes outside of the city.

              Is City University of Seattle accredited?

              City University of Seattle is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, a regional accrediting body approved by the US Department of Education. Regional accreditation serves as the most important means of assuring the quality of higher education through rigorous peer review and evaluation. 

              When will I go to City University of Seattle, US?

              City University of Seattle will have 4 quarter-based intakes for students coming through this route. The first intake of the year will be the April (Spring) intake, the second intake of the year will be the July (Summer), the third intake of the year will be the September (Fall) intake, and the fourth intake will be the January (Winter). Though the application process for the City University of Seattle will start during the IIIT Bangalore online program, you will be able to go to the City University of Seattle in the nearest intake which is at least 3 months away from completion of your IIIT Bangalore program.

              Does City University of Seattle offer housing facilities?

              Yes, City University of Seattle does provide housing facilities at the campus. For more information, you can check the Checkout Cornish Commons here

              When will I get an Offer Letter from City University of Seattle?

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

              What is the list of documents which are required to make an application to City University of Seattle for a final offer letter?

              The list of documents that are required to make an application to City University of Seattle for a final offer letter are:

              • Passport
              • Class 10th & 12th mark sheet and certificate
              • Graduation all mark sheets
              • Graduation degree
              • Statement of purpose
              • Two letters of recommendation
              • Resume
              • English Proficiency Score Card (IELTS/PTE/TOEFL/Duolingo)
              • Personal Statement

              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 Bangalore,  City University of Seattle, US, world-renowned faculty, and many industry leaders have committed a lot of time to conceptualizing 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 City University of Seattle, US, students have to successfully complete the IIIT Bangalore program with a minimum of 3 GPA 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 IIIT Bangalore: 

              • B.E. or B.Tech or B.Sc. with (IT/Computer Science/Electronics and Communication) or BCA graduates with a minimum of 50% of marks are eligible to apply. Maximum backlogs (ATKTs) accepted will be 10.

              For  City University of Seattle :
              • Applicants must complete the Advanced Certificate Program in Computer Science from IIIT, Bangalore with 3 or above CGPA on the band of 4.
              •  IELTS >= 6.5 or TOEFL >= 87 or Duolingo >= 110 or PTE >= 59.

              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 dedicated Student Support Team is available 7 days a week from 09 AM to 09 PM IST to resolve your non-academic queries.
              Email us at studentsupport@upgrad.com to receive a response within 24 hours. For any urgent queries, please use the Call-Back option on the learning platform and get a response within 2 working hours.
              Additionally, an upGrad buddy will enhance the learners’ experience by engaging with them to ensure they are on track with upcoming deadlines, and submissions, offer guidance and resolve their non-academic queries.

              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 26,600.

              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.

              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.

              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.