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Data Science

Data is the basis for many products and services that determine our everyday life. With the MSE in Data Science you have all the methods and tools to design and use state-of-the-art data products.

Professional career outline

Professional data scientists are contributing to the design, development and deployment of so-called data products or data pipelines in enterprises and public institutions. The Swiss employment landscape offers you jobs in data engineering, data analysis or data services. From the collection and processing of data, to machine and deep learning or developing data products – you will find the challenges and opportunities to shape your future in nearly every industry.

Profile contents

The MSE profile Data Science is based on three thematic pillars:

Details can be found in the profile description.

Institutes and centres

Applying for the MSE you chose an institute to study Data Science. The institutes interpret the profiles individually.

Institute of Applied Mathematics and Physics (IAMP)

Institute of Data Analysis and Process Design (IDP)

Institute of Computer Science (InIT)

Institute of Mechatronic Systems (IMS)

Institute of Embedded Systems (InES)

Institute of Sustainable Development (INE)

Institute of Computational Physics (ICP)

Institute of Signal Processing and Wireless Communications (ISC)

Centre for Artificial Intelligence (CAI)

Professional skills

Graduates from the MSE in Data Science are able to apply statistical methods to describe and explore data as well as to draw conclusions from them. By using data mining, machine learning and deep learning you will build data-driven models. You will organise the collection and sourcing of application-related data from heterogeneous origins. Moreover, you will be capable of planning and organising the storage of such data. Developing applications able to process data streams, extract features and apply models on it will be another of your competences. You learn to understand business needs in terms of data pipelines and turn analysis results into actions. Besides that, you understand non-technical constraints related to ethics, privacy, security and safety while processing data in enterprises and public institutions.

Recommended modules

Technical Scientific Specialisation (TSM):

Fundamental Theoretical Principles (FTP):

Context Modules (CM):

Differentiation to bachelor level

The MSE Data Science profile will deepen and complete your education towards topics related to Data Engineering, Data Analytics and Data Services, including advanced competencies in statistics, data mining, machine learning, deep learning, and towards the design, the implementation and the deployment of data services for enterprises.

Additional information

Information events and application

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Study Application

Registrations for the autumn semester (starting in September) are possible from the beginning of February until the end of April. For the spring semester of the next year (starting in February) from the beginning of August until the end of October.