What is Data Science?
Data Science is a new engineering discipline and the main driver for innovation in the years to come. Just like computer science emerged as a new discipline from mathematics when computers became available, we now see data science as a new discipline driven by the torrents of data available today. The data scientist will be the engineer of the future and scientific research and innovations will be data driven.
Data is collected about anything at any time, at any place. The ultimate goal is not to collect more data but to turn it into real value. Data can answer questions that have never been asked before. Visualization of data can really help discovering remarkable patterns that were never noticed before.
What is the Data Science program about?
Data Science aims to answer questions such as 'what happened (reporting)', 'why did it happen (diagnosis)', 'what will happen (prediction)', and 'what is the best that can happen (recommendation)'.
To adequately answer such questions there is not just a need for raw data and more computing power. Expertise from various disciplines is needed to transform data into actionable information and provide real value to people and organizations.
This Data Science major is a joint bachelor program with Tilburg University where you will learn to spot trends for businesses, government agencies or non-profit organizations. Besides the technical side you will also learn to deal with social issues which relate to Data Science.
This bachelor program is a varied, interdisciplinary education on an international topic. You will have courses such as Data Mining, Data Science Ethics, Law and Data Science, Human Technology Interaction, Data Statistics and Business Analytics.
About the School
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