Data Science

A revolution focused on Big Data. Mobile devices, sensors, web logs, instruments and transactions produce massive amounts of data by the second. As powerful new technologies emerge, Data science allows to gain insight by analyzing this large and often heterogeneous data.

EPFL’s Master’s program in Data Science offers a comprehensive education, from the foundations to implementation, from algorithms to database architecture, and from information theory to machine learning. The Master’s program is offered by the School of computer and communication sciences in collaboration with the School of basic sciences (mathematics) and the School of engineering (electrical engineering).

Program’s objectives

Data science extracts knowledge by analysis of large, noisy, complex, and often heterogeneous data. It is not only a new research paradigm but also at the root of innovative applications in all sectors of the economy. The goal of this Master’s program is to place students at the forefront of this exciting development.

Simplified study plan

Please note that the information regarding programs’ structure as well as the simplified study plans may be subject to change and that they are not legally binding. Only the official regulations and study plans are binding.

Scientific Euphoria - Kirell Benzi

Scientific Euphoria – Kirell Benzi

Admission criteria

EPFL Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Communication Systems.

A Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering or in a related field may be accepted with excellent academic records. Additional credits to fill any gaps may be required.

Further information about admission criteria

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Diploma and title obtained

Upon completion of their Master’s curricula, students obtain an EPFL Master of Science MSc in Data Science. The diploma also gives graduates the right to use the title of EPF qualified Engineer.

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To learn more about this program, please use the following contacts:

[email protected]

0041 21 693 56 37