B.Sc. Data Science
IU International University of Applied Sciences - Online Studies
36 - 72 months
Full time, Part time
EUR 1,492 / per year *
Earliest start date
* Price starts from, includes up to 50% discount on tuition fees. For a personalized offer contact the University.
Start your Bachelor in Data Science Online
Big data and data science are trendy topics for a reason – questions regarding data, its collection and its uses, stand at the forefront of discussions about the role that technology plays in our lives. That’s why data experts are in high demand across a wide range of roles and industries. Build your future with an online BSC in Data Science at IU: you’ll cover all of the necessary mathematical and statistical concepts, how to work with data processing technologies and the different uses of machine learning. This study programme offers a variety of different focus topics, so you can choose the path that best suits your interests. Earn your degree 100% online, from Germany’s largest university of applied sciences. Students in this study programme are eligible for a dual degree from LSBU (London South Bank University) without any additional academic requirements.
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With IU, you can open doors to career opportunities all around the world. Their state-accredited programmes will equip you with industry-relevant knowledge and in-demand skills so you can stand out in the global job market. Studying at IU also gives you access to their exclusive online career services and events and connects you to their global network of academic partners so you can study in the US, Canada, or Australia.
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What is the core content? The Bachelor's degree in Data Science covers all of the relevant fields of knowledge, such as data visualisation, data analysis, machine learning, and software engineering, and aligns them perfectly with one another. As you work through each of these individual topics, the key focus will be on practical problem-solving skills. What’s more, over the programme of your studies you'll compile a portfolio containing various samples of your work and scientifically documenting the skills you have acquired.
Our Bachelor’s study programme has a modular structure, which means that you'll study specific topics that are divided into modules. Once you've successfully completed a module, you will receive ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) points that are internationally recognised.
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The Bachelor's degree in Data Science paves the way into various fields of work, e.g. engineering or consulting. What’s more, our programmes combine state-of-the-art lectures with industry-leading best practice examples and allow you to advance your career. Once you’ve completed your degree, you could work as:
(Junior) Data Engineer
As a data engineer, you take care of all relevant processes related to the generation, storage, maintenance, processing, and dissemination of data. The development and monitoring of the hardware and software infrastructure are crucial. This includes designing, purchasing, and setting up all the necessary components that are appropriate for the respective requirements. Furthermore, as a data expert, you are responsible for the security and stability of the entire system as well as compliance with data protection and data security.
(Junior) Data Scientist
As a data scientist, you systematically evaluate data and extract knowledge. Based on your findings, you support the company management, especially in strategic decisions. You also know how to present your knowledge clearly and communicate it to third parties without specific technical knowledge. Data scientists usually act in an advisory capacity and provide support in difficult situations. With your know-how, you are an expert, especially in the area of business intelligence and big data.
(Junior) Digital Analytics Consultant
As an expert, you know how to correctly evaluate the flood of digital information and data - regardless of the end device. The goal is to filter out exactly the data that provides the customer with important information and figures so that they can derive trends and customer needs for their market from it. To achieve this, data must not only be collected and visualised but also correctly interpreted. Strategic consulting is therefore one of the traits of a digital analytics consultant.
Accreditations, Rankings, and Memberships
IU International University of Applied Sciences has received system accreditation from EQAR, FIBAA, the German Accreditation Council, the German Council of Science and Humanities, and WES Canada. This means their courses, faculty and teaching material all match the rigorous standards that have been set for them and they can now accredit their own programmes.
Cambridge Assessment International Education / High School Diploma A-Levels
IU is the first online university partner of Cambridge International's high school diploma A-Levels. Students now have a chance to earn a high school diploma while studying for a bachelor’s degree – with no additional cost. The A-Levels is a unique 12-month course with a 150-hour workload, which you take alongside your bachelor courses. The A-Levels concludes with an exam that can be retaken an infinite number of times.
Awards and Rankings
IU is the first German university to get 99/100 on the QS Stars Report, but they also topped 6 out of 25 categories in Germany’s largest university ranking by CHE. Recently IU’s online MBA programmes ranked 26th in Europe in the prestigious QS Online MBA Rankings, an impressive achievement and recognition on the international stage.
IU is a member of the Business Graduate’s Association, Online Learning Consortium, AASCB, and UNESCO's Global Education Coalition. These memberships give them connections to other institutions, companies, and NGOs as well as top-tier degree programmes and lifelong learning development courses. By leveraging cutting-edge technology, IU helps students in need to continue their education and pursue lifelong learning.
Global Recognition and Academic Partners
As IU is recognised by WES Canada and U.S., their degrees can be converted into points according to local academic standards in the Canadian Immigration Point System and American Immigration Assessment Scheme. In April 2023, IU became the first German university to be a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), the only public authority in India that ascertains foreign institutions. This means that their on-campus programmes are recognised by employers across India and other Commonwealth Nations.
Through partnerships with academic institutions from all around the world, IU offers a more affordable way for students to study and live abroad. The IU Study Abroad Alliance lets students start a degree online at IU and complete it at a partner university in the US, Canada, Australia or Europe, where career opportunities are aplenty.