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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN

DATA SCIENCE

3 Years | Online | 180 ECTS Credits

Earn a bachelor degree with 180 ECTS on data science with

  • Live interactive workshops to facilitate learning
  • Individual and group support through peer-reviews, action learning sets
  • Mentoring from industry professionals
  • Extensive digital library with interactive content
  • Portfolio building to get you job-ready
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PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Graduate with a bachelor degree and two professional certifications

DATA SCIENCE CERTIFICATE

Year 1 & 2 | Online

AGILE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT & FREELANCER CERTIFICATE

Year 3 | Online

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

Year 3 | Freelance Project & Online

WHY DATA SCIENCE?

INCREASE YOUR FREEDOM OF CHOICE

Some data scientists work for the world’s top tech companies, others work for themselves. As a data scientist, you can work anywhere in the world and under the terms you want.

GAIN A HIGH-VALUE AND A VERSATILE SKILL SET

Both a designer and a developer, a data scientist is a critical chain to any business. Gain next generation skills that you can apply in any industry.

INCREASE YOUR JOB PROSPECTS

Start a reputable career with endless job opportunities. The demand for data scientist is projected to continue to increase, find a high-paying job when you graduate.

WHY DATA SCIENCE?

Dubbed the hottest job of the 21st century, data scientists are some of the most wanted professionals in today’s labor market. According to Glassdoor, data science is the number one job considering demand, salary, and job satisfaction. In Amsterdam, the average entry-level data scientist salary is 47,422 EUR

We help you prepare for the world’s hottest job by developing your technical and interpersonal skills and connecting you with employers in the Amsterdam metropolitan area.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME?

Are you tired of endless lectures, exams, and textbooks?
Join a new approach to learning and education that values and empowers the learner.

LEARN EVERYWHERE, ANYTIME

With our online programme, you can study anywhere in the world. Since our degrees are part-time, you have time to start or continue your professional career while you master software engineering.

COMMUNITY OF EXPERTS

Online studies are not necessarily lonely. You will have weekly workshops with your course facilitator and live sessions with your mentor and peers to get the best of ELU's experience.

BUILD A PORTFOLIO

Increase your practice by working on real projects. Showcase your learning in a strong portfolio that shows you are ready to join the job market by mastering the world's most in-demand skills.

BECOME A TRUSTED LEADER

Our courses teach you more than tech. Learn the tools, techniques, and strategies you need to excel in leadership skills like communication, teamwork, and consultancy.

ENROLMENT DATES

February, November

Total duration of the Bachelor Programme is 3 years. | Average course load is 12-20 hours per week.

PROGRAMME FEE

2900 Euro per year.

Students can pay in 1, 2 or 4 installments per year.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

We accept applications on a rolling basis.

No application fee. Pay the 250 Euro nonrefundable registration fee only when you are accepted and are ready to book your seat. 

EQUIP YOURSELF WITH THE RIGHT SKILLS

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES

AGILE FRONT-END & BACK-END PROGRAMMING

DEVELOPING & DEPLOYING SOFTWARE

ANALYSING SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

DATA STRUCTURES & ALGORYTHMS

DESIGNING SOFTWARE & ARCHITECTURE

ENSURING SOFTWARE SECURITY

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES

ANALYTICAL THINKING

SELF-AWARENESS

STRUCTURED PROBLEM SOLVING

COMMUNICATING FOR IMPACT

TEAM PLAYING

TRUSTED ADVISOR

THE LEARNER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy flexible self-study and being part of a learner community. Get hands-on practice with your weekly projects and assignments and learn with and from your faculty and peers. In practice, a typical week would look like this:

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CURRICULUM

YEAR 1: Developing Data Science Competencies

Basic software engineering principles, variables, functions, loop statements, if statements, basic algorithms and data structures.

Python, IDE, Terminal

Cover fundamental computer programming concepts and learn the basics of C. Build a solid foundation in back-end programming including pointers, arrays, strings, algorithms, hash data structures, software architecture, blockchain basics and more.

C, IDE, Assembly

Learners move on to Python and the fundamentals of machine learning, covering regressions, training sets, structured vs unstructured data, and data collection, display, and storage. Learners also cover some of the cloud-based tools available for ML.

Python, Pytorch, Jupyter

YEAR 2: Developing Data Science Competencies

After getting a handle on Python, learners advance deeper into machine learning, large/complex data sets, business principles and the use of data to improve key business outcomes, and how data can be a strategic asset to a business. Learners complete multiple real-world, larger projects.

Python, Panda, Tensor Flow, Keras, Jupyter

Learners complete a final program project that aligns with the industry in which they want to get a job. The project must be about 3 months in duration and of significant technical difficulty. Learners will also contribute to open source projects from Kaggle and simultaneously complete 40 technical interviews.

Python, Panda, Tensor Flow, Keras, Jupyter

YEAR 3: Developing Agile & Freelancing Competencies

Get the agile fundamentals, the mindset and the frameworks like Scrum to build software more efficiently.

Behavioral Preferences (Insights), Emotional Intelligence, Personal Awareness: Drivers & core values & strengths, Building your personal brand/online presence as a freelancer.

Client at the center approach, Understanding the Clients: Needs, Challenges, Expectations, Motivators, Empathy Map: Think & Feel, Say & Do, Hear, Say, Pains, Gains, Listen to Understand.

Learn how to create a value proposition, present your solution/pitch to the client, follow up on your proposal, maintain the connection and rapport with your client, How to get a commitment.

How to support customer loyalty, How to manage your performance, Being a Trusted Advisor to maintain trust and rapport with the customer.

Get and complete a client project as a free-lancer.

TAUGHT BY A FACULTY TEAM OF PRACTITIONERS AND ACADEMICS

WHO CAN JOIN THIS PROGRAMME?

The Bachelor of Science in Data Science is a rigorous, entry-level bachelor’s programme. Whether you have 10 years of work experience, or are just getting started, this programme will help you gain all the skills you need to start working as a software engineer.

 This programme is suitable if:

  • You are a high-school graduate ready to start a hot job in tech.
  • You are a working professional ready to make your next career move.
  • You have an associate’s degree or had to interrupt your undergraduate education and are now dedicated to getting your bachelor’s degree.
  • You got a taste of coding during a bootcamp and want to make this your career.
  • You breathe tech.
  • You are both a learner and a mentor.
  • You want to be part of transforming education.
  • The Bachelor in Software Engineering is a rigorous, entry-level bachelor’s programme. Whether you have 10 years of work experience, or are just getting started, this programme will help you gain all the skills you need to start working as a software engineer.

If you are unsure whether you meet the prerequisites for the course, please write us at admissions@elu.nl

RECOGNITION AND ACCREDITATION

European Leadership University (ELU) has received it educational license in 2015 with the official decree and approval by the Ministry of Education and Culture in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. We have received Institutional accreditation in 2016 and achieved full programme accreditation in 2017 by the Higher Education Planning, Evaluation, Accreditation and Coordination Council, Nicosia which is a member of The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), the umbrella organisation for recognised government accreditation agencies in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

As a fully recognised European university:

  1. Our degrees (180 ECTS) are awarded by European Leadership University out of its principal place of establishment in Famagusta, Northern Cyprus
  2. Awarded degree is not a local Dutch degree based on the Dutch Higher Education and Scientific Research Act (WHW)
  3. The degrees are recognised and accredited by by the Ministry of Culture and Education and the Higher Education Planning, Evaluation, Accreditation and Coordination Council in Nicosia, Northern Cyprus.