2nd Year on-campus in Germany

1st Year online

Eligible to apply for 18 months PSW Visa

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Year 1 (Online)

12-15 hrs/week

in degree cost

Save upto 11 Lakhs

Year 1 Program Fee

INR 4,25,000 (incl. taxes)

    About the Programme

    Blended Program

    Blended Program

    Study year 1 online at IIIT Bangalore and year 2 on-campus at IU, Germany

    5 Unique Specialisations

    5 Unique Specialisations

    Choose from 5 specializations as per your background & career aspirations. Get an Executive PGP in Data Science from IIITB with a specialization.

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    End-to-end counseling and visa support

    End-to-end counseling and visa support

    upGrad team will help you with application to IU, Germany, securing confirmed offer letter.

    Programme Overview

    Key Highlights

    Dual certification - IIITB as well as International University, Germany
    Dual certification - IIITB as well as International University, Germany
    It is the 1st European University member of UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition.
    It is the 1st European University member of UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition.
    Eligible for 18 months Post Study Work Visa
    Eligible for 18 months Post Study Work Visa
    94% of IU students find a job within 3 months of graduation.
    94% of IU students find a job within 3 months of graduation.
    5 specialisations at IIITB
    5 specialisations at IIITB
    Online Sessions + Live Lectures
    Online Sessions + Live Lectures
    In-built IELTS training and study abroad modules to meet Germany study requirements
    In-built IELTS training and study abroad modules to meet Germany study requirements
    189 Industry focused Bachelor and Masters Programmes
    189 Industry focused Bachelor and Masters Programmes
    World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
    World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts

    5 Unique Specialisations to choose from

    - Deep Learning
    - Natural Language Processing
    - Business Intelligence/ Data Analytics
    - Business Analytics
    - Data Engineering

    Top Skills You Will Learn

    Predictive Analytics using Python, Machine Learning, Data Viview more

    Job Opportunities

    Python Engineer, Data Architect, Data Scientist, Statisticaview more

    Who Is This Programme For?

    Engineers, Marketing & Sales Professionals, Freshers, Domainview more

    Minimum Eligibility

    For IIIT, Bangalore
    • Applicants must score 50%
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    Syllabus

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

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    Programming Languages and Tools Covered

    Certificate

    Executive PG Programme from IIIT Bangalore
    Complete all the courses successfully to obtain this prestigious recognition from IIITB with a specialization in any of the following: Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning, Business Intelligence/ Data Analytics, Business Analytics, Data Engineering
    Executive PG Programme from IIIT Bangalore
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    • Connect with a global network of accomplished IIITB Alumni
    • Widely recognised and valued Executive PG Programme in Data Science
    • Network with Data Science professionals across all industries

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    Learn on an AI-powered & personalised platform with best-in-class content, live sessions & mentoring from leading industry experts.
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    Instructors

    Learn from India’s leading Data Science faculty & industry experts

    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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    400+
    Content Hours Available
    60+
    Industry Projects
    57+
    Live Learning Sessions
    20+
    Expert Coaching Sessions
    14+
    Programming Tools/ Languages

    Pre-Programme Preparatory Content (Year 1)

    • Data Analysis in Excel
    • Analytics Problem Solving

    Course 1 : Data Toolkit (Year 1)

    12 Weeks
    2 Assignments
    • 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 (Year 1)

    10 Weeks
    3 Assignments
    • 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

    Specialisation - Deep Learning (Year 1)

    22 Weeks
    4 Assignments
    • Bagging & Random Forest
    • Boosting
    • Model Selection & General ML Techniques
    • Principal Component Analysis
    • Advanced Regression
    • Advanced ML Case Study
    • Time Series Analysis
    • Introduction to Neural Networks and ANN
    • Neural Network Assignment
    • Convolutional Neural Networks
    • Convolutional Neural Networks - Introduction and Industry Applications
    • Object Detection & Image Segmentation (Optional)
    • Recurrent Neural Networks
    • Gesture Recognition
    • Capstone Project

    Specialisation - Natural Language Processing (Year 1)

    22 Weeks
    4 Assignments
    • Bagging & Random Forest
    • Boosting
    • Model Selection & General ML Techniques
    • Principal Component Analysis
    • Advanced Regression
    • Advanced ML case Study
    • Time Series Forecasting
    • Neural Nets for NLP
    • Syntactic Processing
    • Syntactic Processing Assignment
    • Semantic Processing
    • Applied DL in NLP
    • Case Study: Automatic Ticket Classification
    • Capstone Project

    Specialisation - Business Analytics (Year 1)

    22 Weeks
    9 Assignments
    • Visualisation using Tableau
    • Advanced Excel
    • Visualisation using PowerBI
    • Structured Problem Solving using Frameworks
    • Data Storytelling
    • AirBnB Case Study
    • Bagging & Random Forest
    • Model Selection & General ML Techniques
    • Time Series Forecasting
    • Model Selection Case Study
    • Operations Research in Excel
    • Data Architecture
    • Data Strategy
    • Business Case Study
    • Capstone Project

    Specialisation - Business Intelligence / Data Analytics (Year 1)

    22 Weeks
    9 Assignments
    • Visualisation using Tableau
    • Advanced Excel
    • Visualisation using PowerBI
    • Structured Problem Solving using Frameworks
    • Data Storytelling
    • AirBnB Case Study
    • Data Modelling
    • Advanced SQL and Best Practices
    • Introduction to Big Data and Cloud
    • Analytics using Spark
    • Big Data Case Study
    • Data Structures - Sets, Dictionaries, Stacks, Queues
    • Searching and Sorting
    • Algorithm Analysis + Recursion
    • Advanced Database Programming using Pandas
    • Python & SQL Lab
    • Capstone Project

    Specialisation - Data Engineering (Year 1)

    22 Weeks
    11 Assignments
    • Data Management and Relational Database Modelling
    • Introduction to Big Data(Optional)
    • Introduction to Cloud and AWS Setup
    • Introduction to Hadoop and MapReduce Programming
    • Assignment (Optional) (Course 3)
    • NoSQL Databases and Apache HBase and NoSQL Databases and MongoDB(Optional)
    • Data Warehousing (Optional)
    • Data Ingestion with Apache Sqoop and Apache Flume
    • Map reduce Programming Assignment
    • Hive & Querying
    • Assignment (Optional) (Course 4)
    • Amazon Redshift
    • Introduction to Apache Spark
    • Project: ETL Data Pipline
    • AWS Cloud Infrastructure (Optional)
    • Optimising Spark for Large Scale Data Processing
    • Apache Flink(Optional)
    • Real-Time Data Streaming with Apache Kafka
    • Real-Time Data Processing using Spark Streaming
    • Assignment (Optional) (Course 5)
    • Building Automated Data Pipelines with Airflow
    • Analytics using PySpark
    • Project: Real Time data processing
    • Capstone Project

    MS Data Science 60 ECTS, IU, Germany (Year 2) Admission Courses

    • Programming with Python*
    • Statistics*
    • Introduction to Computer Science*
    • Advanced Mathematics**
    • *Courses are waived on the basis of IIITB EPGP Data Science learners
    • ** Course waived for IIITB EPGP learners with a 4 year Technology/Engineering degree

    MS Data Science 60 ECTS, IU, Germany (Year 2) Core Courses

    • Advanced Statistics (5 ECTS)
    • Use Case and Evaluation (5 ECTS)
    • Seminar: Current Topics in Data Science (5 ECTS)
    • Machine Learning ***(5 ECTS)
    • Deep Learning**** (5 ECTS)
    • Case Study: Model Engineering (5 ECTS)
    • ***Machine Learning course will be waived for EPGP Data Science learners with Deep Learning & NLP Specializations
    • ****Deep Learning course will be waived for EPGP Data Science learners with Deep Learning Specialization

    Electives Courses

    10 ECTS
    • Electives
    • Note: Big Data Technology Elective (5 ECTS) will be waived off for EPGP DS learners with Data Engineering specialization.

    Master Thesis

    20 ECTS

      Specialisation - Executive PG Programme from IIIT Bangalore

      Post Course 2 (Machine Learning), choose any one of the below 5 specialisations as per your background and career aspirations

      Topics Covered

      Deep Learning

      22 Weeks
      4 Assignments
      Bagging & Random ForestBoostingModel Selection & General ML TechniquesPrincipal Component AnalysisAdvanced RegressionAdvanced ML Case StudyTime Series AnalysisIntroduction to Neural Networks and ANNNeural Network AssignmentConvolutional Neural Networks Convolutional Neural Networks - Introduction and Industry ApplicationsObject Detection & Image Segmentation (Optional)Recurrent Neural NetworksGesture RecognitionCapstone Project

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      Learn through real-life industry projects sponsored by top companies across industries
      • Engage in collaborative projects with student-mentor interaction
      • Benefit by learning in-person with expert mentors
      • Personalised subjective feedback on your submissions to facilitate improvement

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

                Online Program Fee for 1st Year - INR 4,25,000 (including taxes)

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                On-campus Program Fee for 2nd Year - 11,235 EUR

                Living cost per annum in Germany - EUR 11,208

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                About the Program

                What is MS Data Science 60 ECTS with upGrad?

                MS Data Science 60 ECTS 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.

                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. Once you reach Germany, you will receieve face-to-face learning from IU faculty. Upon completion of the program, you will have the option to apply for PSW Visa in Germany as well as get support from IU, Germany for career services to build a career in Germany.

                Is any certification granted at the end of the program?

                Post the successful completion of the IIIT B coursework program, an Executive PG Program in Data Science Certificate would be  awarded by IIIT Bangalore and upon completion of the on-campus program, an MS Data Science 60 ECTS degree will be awarded by IU, Germany.

                Admissions

                Is there a minimum qualification for this program?

                • Applicants must score 50% and above marks in their Bachelors' degree as per Indian Standards and as per German standards, German GPA should be less than or equal to 3.50.
                • All bachelor's degrees are accepted except General BA (without specialization)

                Can I apply for the program if I am in my last year of an undergraduate degree?

                Yes, you can apply for the program but you will join the batch which is just after completion of your bachelor's degree.

                What is the admission process?

                The admissions process is completely online. Following are the key steps in the application process:

                Step 1 - Selection Test

                Fill out an application and take a short 17-minute online test with 11 questions. 

                Step 2 - Review and Shortlist Candidates

                Our faculty will review all applications, considering the background and review the test scores where applicable. Following this, Offer Letters will be rolled out.

                Step 3 - Enrolment for Access to Prep Content

                Make a quick block payment of INR 25,000 to reserve your seat and receive immediate access to the prep content and begin your upGrad journey. Complete balance payment with assistance from our loan partners where required.

                Will I be required to submit any documents for admission?

                Yes. You will be required to submit the following documents to upGrad prior to the program start date, 

                Documents Required for IIITB Admission

                • Scanned copy of Marksheet and Under Graduation degree.
                • Scanned copy of Identity proof (PAN Card or Driving License or Passport). It should have your Full Name and Date of Birth clearly mentioned on it. This document will be referred to by the University for printing your name on the certificate.
                • Scanned copy of passport size photographs

                 Documents Required for Conditional offer letter from IU, Germany

                • Scanned copy of High School Diploma and transcript (For South Asian Applicants, SSC Marksheet is also required as well)
                • Scanned copy of bachelor’s degree transcript and certificate with minimum 60%
                • Scanned copy of bachelor’s degree transcript and certificate with minimum of 50% or above as per Indian Grading System and lower than or equal to 3.5 on German Grading System
                • Scanned copy of Passport. It should have your Full Name and Date of Birth clearly mentioned on it
                • Copy of Passport size Digital Photograph
                • Updated CV
                • Personal Statement
                • Statement of Purpose (Motivation Letter)
                • English Test Scores (TOEFL/IELTS)

                 

                Documents Required for final offer letter from IU, Germany

                • Successful completion of Executive PG Program in Data Science from IIIT Bangalore with 2.4 or above CGPA (Transcript and Certificate to be submitted)
                • English Test scores (TOEFL/IELTS). If not submitted at the time of conditional offer letter

                Will I get a conditional offer letter from the IU, Germany?

                Once you provide us with all required documents, we will apply to the IU, Germany on your behalf and get your conditional offer letter.

                Germany

                What are the part-time working rules in Germany?

                As a student, you can work part time during both the courses. The time permitted in accordance with the immigration is 120 full days or 240 half days in a year. Typical wage in Germany is around 10 Euros per hour.

                What are the living costs per year in Germany?

                The indicative cost of living is 11,208 Euros.

                What are the post-study work visa rules in Germany?

                Germany allows for the application of up to 18 months of a 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 the Berlin campus.

                Why should I study in 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 the Berlin campus.

                Why should I study in IU Germany?

                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 center that helps students in getting jobs. 94% of IU graduates receive job offers within 6 months of completion of the course.

                When can I start studying on-campus?

                On-Campus:

                We have two intakes per year i.e. April and October, you can apply at any time. However, our on-campus programmes have fixed starting times. See the course pages for more information.

                Time Commitment

                What is the time commitment expected for the program?

                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.

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

                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.

                Payment

                No cost CC EMI FAQ's

                0% EMI with Finance partners /Credit card option availability will vary program wise.

                1. 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, Indus Ind Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, State Bank of India)

                2. Is there any minimum transaction limit ?
                Yes. 50000 is the minimum.

                3. Standard Chartered Bank offers 18 or 24 months No Cost EMI ?
                No. ONLY 12 months is available irrespective of the Program enrolled.

                4. Will I have to pay any extra amount for 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.

                5. 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.

                6. 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.

                7. 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.

                8. Can I Pay Using Multiple Credit Cards ?
                Multiple cards can be used to complete the payments using Part payment option make sure to inform the learner, minimum transaction is INR 50000 to opt for 0% CC EMI E.g. Amount to be paid: 150000. I can pay using 2 Credit cards. Yes, Example :
                HDFC Card – Part payment – INR 100000
                ICICI Card – Part payment – INR 50000

                9. 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.

                10. Why is the entire amount blocked on my credit card?
                Initially your bank will block the entire amount from your available purchase limit and from your next billing cycle, you will be charged the EMI amount. As you start paying your EMI, your credit limit will be released accordingly. For example, if you have made a payment of ₹100000 on 6-months EMI and your credit limit is ₹200,000 then initially your bank will block your credit limit by ₹100000. After payment of your first month EMI of Rs.15000, the blocked amount will come down to ₹85000.

                11. Why is interest getting charged on No Cost EMI?
                Your bank will charge you interest. However, this interest charge has been provided to you as an upfront discount at the time of your payment, effectively giving you the benefit of a No cost EMI. The total amount paid during the entire EMI tenure to the bank will be equal to the amount to be paid to upGrad.

                Eg. Amount payable to upGrad: INR 405000
                Let's say Amount deducted at the time of transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount) Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850
                [Note: Interest factor is reducing rate and not Flat rate]
                EMI AMOUNT = INR 33750 x 12 = INR 405000
                Effectively, you have taken loan on 379,850 instead of 405,000

                Refund Policy

                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 INR 20,000/- will be levied. If less than INR 20,000/- 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.

                 

                Deferral policy applicable only for International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (“IIIT Bangalore”)

                 

                • The first deferral request to any program offered by IIIT Bangalore (pre-program commencement or post-program commencement) shall be free for one time, with the below condition:

                 

                1. The Executive Post Graduate Program learners should complete the course in a maximum duration of 3 years from the initial batch start date.
                2. The Advanced Certificate Program learners should complete the course in a maximum duration of 2 years from the initial batch start date.