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Data is one of the greatest strengths in the digital age. With the IU Online Bachelor Data Science you learn exactly how to deal properly with this strength. In this study programme you will acquire mathematical and statistical knowledge, expertise in different data processing technologies and an overview of different machine learning techniques. A wide range of electives allows you to expand your knowledge in application areas and to be an expert in this field at the end of your studies. With IU, you can study from the comfort of your home, 100% online.

Two Degrees, Double the Advantage

IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU) has partnered with London South Bank University to give you the chance to have your degree validated by two institutions. When you choose this option, you’ll graduate from IU with both a German degree and a British degree, giving you a major career boost! This opportunity comes with no extra study courses or travelling.

Program Structure

1st semester

  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Introduction to Academic Work
  • Introduction to Programming with Python
  • Collaborative Work
  • Statistics - Probability and Descriptive Statistics
  • Mathematics: Linear Algebra

2nd semester

  • Intercultural and Ethical Decision-Making
  • Statistics - Inferential Statistics
  • Object-Oriented and Functional Programming with Python
  • Database Modeling and Database Systems
  • Project: Build a Data Mart in SQL
  • Mathematics: Analysis

3rd semester

  • Data Science Software Engineering
  • Project: From Model to Production
  • Business Intelligence
  • Project: Business Intelligence
  • Machine Learning - Supervised Learning
  • Machine Learning - Unsupervised Learning and Feature Engineering

4th semester

  • Agile Project Management
  • Big Data Technologies
  • Data Quality and Data Wrangling
  • Explorative Data Analysis and Visualisation
  • Cloud Computing
  • Seminar: Ethical Considerations in Data Science

5th semester

  • Time Series Analysis
  • Neural Nets and Deep Learning
  • Electives A -

Choose two modules out of 3:

  • Data Engineer
  • Data Analyst
  • AI Specialist
  • Electives B -

Choose two modules out of 7:

  • International Marketing and Branding
  • Applied Sales
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Financial Services Management
  • Smart Factory
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Autonomous Driving

6th semester

  • Electives C -

Choose two modules out of 13:

  • Data Engineer
  • Data Analyst
  • AI Specialist
  • International Marketing and Branding
  • Applied Sales
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Financial Services Management
  • Smart Factory
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Autonomous Driving
  • Foreign Language: Italian
  • Foreign Language: French
  • Foreign Language: Spanish
  • Introduction to Data Protection and IT Security
  • Model Engineering
  • Bachelor Thesis & Colloquium

Academic Requirements:

  • Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate such as A-Levels, IB Diploma including your Transcript of Records.
  • Proof of eligibility to study a bachelor's degree at university in Germany.

Depending on your chosen programme, academic level, and background, you might need to also take one of the following to make sure you are ready to study with us:

  • - Bachelor Entrance Examination
  • - Pathway Programme
  • English Level:
    - Proof of English skills.
    - Speexx B2.2 Certificate (complimentary when signing up with IU - free of charge)
    - If English is your native language or you graduated from an English-speaking school/university, you do not have to prove your English skills.