Bachelor Data Science (B.Sc.)

General

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Program Description

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IUBH Online wants to make it possible for anyone to take their chance in life. That is why they offer strong regional scholarships that vary in terms of cultural, social, educational or work experience background. All you have to do is to make use of the Scholarship Calculator on the school’s website and wait for the student recruitment team to get back to you with your final result.

(Be aware that our scholarships are not available to students from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland)

Jumpstart your career in the most famous job of the 21st century

Data Scientist has been famously described as the job with the highest potential of the 21st century. Why? First of all, the field offers a diverse mix of capabilities, skills, and corresponding opportunities for specialization that never gets boring. In addition to that, data science, i.e. the generation of insights and value from raw data is the fulcrum of truly digital businesses across all sectors. Here, data informs not only the optimization of existing processes. Even more importantly, it is the key enabler of entirely new business models.

Our international bachelor program is an ideal opportunity to acquire the relevant skills and techniques, to outperform your competition. Our graduates are going to take future defining and very meaningful roles in the current data revolution.

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A short overview of your study

  • Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  • Credits: 180 ECTS
  • Start of study: Anytime (no fixed start date or enrolment deadlines)
  • Study duration: Standard period of study: 36 months. 
    Different time models possible
  • Study model: Online study including online exams 24/7
  • Fees: Starting from 315 euros per month* (scholarships available) 
    *depending on study duration

Program Structure

The Bachelor program in Data Science lays the proper foundation for a fantastic career in data.

  • You will understand the mathematical and statistical fundamentals of data analysis, as well as getting a solid overview of current machine learning techniques.
  • You will gain expertise in modern data handling technologies at scale.
  • Software engineering for data-intensive applications will be an integral part of your curriculum.
  • Our unique approach combines lectures and seminars with hands-on projects. During the course of your studies, you will acquire a portfolio of projects to demonstrate your skills.
  • You can specialize and qualify in your choice of three areas.
  • A wide range of electives allows you to expand your knowledge of application domains.
1st semester 2nd semester 3rd semester
  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Introduction to Academic Work
  • Introduction to Programming with Python
  • Collaborative Work
  • Statistics - Probability and Descriptive Statistics
  • Mathematics: Linear Algebra



  • 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


  • 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 5th semester 6th 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















  • 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




  • 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


Fee Structure

The investment is worth it: your career perspectives

Europe, especially Germany, is in high demand for skilled professionals, which creates enormous career opportunities for you: Eager to attract immigrants to the country to offset a shortage of skilled labor due to demographic changes, the German government wants to attract well-educated immigrants, especially from technical fields such as IT, Engineering and Natural Sciences.

Time model Study model Monthly payments Total fees
Full-time I - 36 months 180 ECTS 478 Euro* 17.990 Euro*
Full-time II - 48 months 180 ECTS 400 Euro* 19.990 Euro*
Part-time - 72 months 180 ECTS 315 Euro* 23.490 Euro*

*Scholarships available

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Eligibility Criteria

Academic Requirements:

  • Proof of eligibility to study at a university in your home country. This may include but is not limited to Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate such as A-Levels, IB, etc.
  • The only other academic admission requirement is to successfully pass two admission courses within the first 12 months of your studies. The passed courses will be acknowledged.

English level:

  • Proof of English skills.
  • If English is your native language or you graduated from an English-speaking school/university, you do not have to prove your English skills.

Career Relevance

Since the term Data Scientist has been coined, the labor market demand of that profession has by far outweighed the supply. As we all live in the century of data nowadays, our Bachelor program is your opportunity to open the door for a fantastic career in this promising and prosperous sector. Please take a look at a few exemplary positions that are listed below, to get a better understanding of your future career options as a Data Scientist.

Explore your opportunities

The high demand for data scientists and IUBH’s excellent reputation in academia and industry gives IUBH graduates significant leverage for a successful career.

Our programs combine state-of-the-art lectures with industry-leading best practices and allow you to boost your career in your country of origin, in Germany or one of the 25 Schengen countries covered by a post-study work permit.

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Last updated Oct 2020

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