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Amsterdam Data Science & Artificial Intelligence MinorMinor - Bachelor (University)
What is Data Science? Data Science & Artificial Intelligence is about discovering hidden patterns in large amount of data, using computers, brainpower and the wealth of data. These days, many innovations heavily rely on Data Science & Artificial Intelligence. Think about:
- self-driving cars;
- social network analysis;
- teaching computers to understand text;
- image and face recognition;
- targeted advertising;
- sport analytics.
Main objective of this minor is to learn you to carry out a Data Science & Artificial Intelligence project from the beginning to the end.
To increase your success during the minor, basic Python and Statistics knowledge will be required. To obtain this knowledge or to fresh it up we offer online courses. Consult ‘Registration and entry requirements’ for more information on these courses.
What will you learn in this Minor? You will learn to carry out a Data Science project from beginning to end. That involves: Asking the right (research) question(s), data collection and cleaning, data management and organisation, modelling, communication and visualisation, and implementation.
Your Future: This Minor will give you access to both UvA and VU Master programmes: Information Studies: The ‘Data Science’ track teaches you to apply Data Science in a wide range of areas; Business Administration: The ‘Digital Business’ track teaches you to apply Data Science in a commercial/business context (additional requirements also apply). This Minor will give you excellent job prospects. McKinsey have projected a shortfall of 190,000 Data Scientists by 2018!
Entry requirements: Successful completion of the first year of a Bachelor is required for participation in this Minor. In addition, the following knowledge is assumed: Basic Python & Statistics knowledge (if this is lacking self-study is required). Students taking this Minor typically follow a Bachelor in: Actuarial Sciences, Business, Communication Sciences, Econometrics, Economics, Psychology, STEM studies (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). The Minor is also open to other students, provided they have an affinity with quantitative methods.
Curriculum: The Minor is comprised of the following courses (more information in the course catalogue): Databases & Data Visualisation; Data Structures with Python; Data Wrangling; Ethics & Law; Machine Learning; Text Retrieval & Mining.
- See the flyer
The Data Science Minor is part of the Amsterdam School of Data Science, an initiative of Amsterdam Data Science, which organises Meet-ups also open to students:
- Name: Amsterdam Data Science Minor
- Minor Credits: 30 EC
- Duration: 6 months
- Start: September
- Language: English
- Entry requirements: See section
- Minimum: 30 students; Maximum: 75