Data Science & Technology

Data Science & Technology programme

Schematic overview

A typical first-year timetable includes five required courses (25 credits), electives related to the DS3 specialization (25 credits) and a number of electives in other disciplines (10 credits). In the second year, you will either take additional specialization courses or do an internship (20 credits). The remaining 40 credits in the second year are devoted to the graduation project, which involves a preliminary research exploration and literature study, called Research Topics, and the Master’s thesis.


Core (25 credits)

All participants in the DS3 specialization within the University of Twente’s Master’s programme Computer Science will take the following courses:  

  • Computer Ethics
  • Architecture of Information Systems 
  • Service-oriented architecture with web services 
  • Managing Big Data 
  • Data Science      

Choice (25 to 45 credits)

As a DS3 track participant, you can also choose 5 to 9 courses from the following list:

  • Graph Theory 
  • Empirical Research & Data Analysis 
  • Advanced Database systems 
  • Secure Data management 
  • Model Driven Engineering 
  • Information Retrieval 
  • Machine Learning 
  • Advanced Architecture of Information Systems 
  • Electronic Commerce 
  • Design Science Methodology 
  • Advanced requirements engineering 
  • Specification of information systems 
  • Software Management 
  • Research Experiments with Data and Information Retrieval 

Free Choice (10 to 30 credits)

As a track participant, you can choose course from any Master’s programme at the University of Twente. The following two courses are especially recommended:

  • International Study Tour
  • Internship

Final (40 credits)

The following courses are done by all track participants:

  • Research Topics
  • Final Project

More specific information on the programme website for enrolled students.

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