MicroMasters Program in Data Science (UC San Diego)

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Program Description

MicroMasters Program in Data Science (UC San Diego)

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Excel in Data Science, one of the hottest fields in tech today. Learn how to gain new insights from big data by asking the right questions, manipulating data sets and visualizing your findings in compelling ways. In this MicroMasters program, you will develop a well-rounded understanding of the mathematical and computational tools that form the basis of data science and how to use those tools to make data-driven business recommendations. This MicroMasters program encompasses two sides of data science learning: the mathematical and the applied. Mathematical courses cover probability, statistics, and machine learning. The applied courses cover the use of specific toolkit and languages such as Python, Numpy, Matplotlib, pandas and Scipy, the Jupyter notebook environment and Apache Spark to delve into real-world data. You will learn how to collect, clean and analyze big data using popular open source software will allow you to perform large-scale data analysis and present your findings in a convincing, visual way. When combined with expertise in a particular type of business, it will make you a highly desirable employee.

  • Average Length: 10 weeks per course
  • Effort: 8-10 hours per week, per course
  • Number Of Courses: 4 Courses in Program
  • Subject: Computer Science, Data Analysis & Statistics, Math
  • Institution: The University of California, San Diego
  • Institution Offering Credit: Curtin University
  • Language: English
  • Video Transcripts: English
  • Price (USD): Free to try or pursue the MicroMasters credential for $1400

Job Outlook

  • Data Scientist has rated the best job in America in 2017, with a median base salary of $110,00. (Source: Glassdoor)
  • There are approximately 215,000 open job positions in Data Science (Source:Indeed.com)
  • There are currently about 31,000 openings for Statistician positions in the US (LinkedIn), offering an average salary of $77,000 (Glassdoor)
  • In the field of Business intelligence, there are around 14,000 openings in the US (LinkedIn) at an $88,000 base salary
  • Careers include data scientist, data engineer, data analyst, statistician, data manager, data architect, business analyst

What You'll Learn

  • How to load and clean real-world data
  • How to make reliable statistical inferences from noisy data
  • How to use machine learning to learn models for data
  • How to visualize complex data
  • How to use Apache Spark to analyze data that does not fit within the memory of a single computer

How To Earn The MicroMasters Credential

Complete and successfully earn a Verified Certificate in all 4 courses.

Take Your Credential To The Next Level

Learners who successfully earn the MicroMasters Credential are eligible to apply for admission to the Master of Predictive Analytics program at Curtin University. If a learner applies for admission to the Master of Predictive Analytics program at Curtin University and is accepted, the MicroMasters Credential will count towards 25% (or 100 credits of the 400 credits) of the coursework required for graduation in the Curtin program.

Courses

  • Python for Data Science
  • Statistics and Probability in Data Science using Python
  • Machine Learning for Data Science
  • Big Data Analytics Using Spark
This school offers programs in:
  • English
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Last updated June 27, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Online
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
40 weeks
Price
Price
1,400 USD
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USA - Cambridge, Massachusetts
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