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The University of Malaya academic staff is responsible for teaching and research. More than 2,000 academic staff teaches approximately 300 courses each year.

Master of Data Science (Coursework)

The Master of Data Science programme provides opportunities for degree holders in both science and non-science streams to learn the foundations in the science of big data and to offer them skills in this emerging discipline.


Benefits

This programme allows students who wish to strengthen their career prospects in data science to acquire in-depth knowledge and skills to analyse, visualize and transform vast quantities of data in differents fields into valuable insights. 

Career Opportunity
  • Data Scientist
  • Big Data Analyst
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Webometrician
  • Mining Analyst
  • Data Modeler
  • Data Architect/Engineer
  • Qualitative Analyst
Course Structure

COURSES MODULE (42 Credit Hours)
CORE COURSES (24 Credits) + ELECTIVE COURSES (8 Credits) + DATA SCIENCE RESEARCH PROJECT (10 Credits)

CORE COURSES (24 Credits)

Core Courses

Research Methodology

Principles of Data Science

Data Analytics

Programming for Data Science

Data Mining

Machine Learning for Data Science

Big Data Management

 

ELECTIVE COURSES (8 Credit Hours)
Please select two (2) subject elective only:
 

Elective Courses

Parallel and Distributed Computing

Big Data Applications & Analytics

Network and Security

Numerical Optimization

 
DATA SCIENCE RESEARCH PROJECT (10 Credit Hours) 
(Note:    Not all courses will be offered every semester; the actual courses offered will depend on the availability of staff and the number of students registering).

 

Entry Requirement

For admission into the Master of Data Science programme, applicants must have at least:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with Honours in Science stream with a minimum CGPA of  3.0 or equivalent; or 
  • A Bachelor’s degree with Honours in non-Science stream with a minimum CGPA of  3.0 or equivalent with work experience in related fields for at least three (3) years; or 
  • Other qualifications approved by the University Senate.
  • Applicants with a Bachelor’s CGPA of 2.7-2.99 can be considered if they meet at least one of the following criteria:

    a. Have relevant work experience;
    b. Have published in respective fields;
    c. Are recipients of scholarship;
    d. Are graduates of the University of Malaya.

  • Applicants with a Bachelor's CGPA of 2.5-2.69 may be considered if they meet at least two of the criteria in (a) to (d) above.
  • Graduates of University of Malaya with a Bachelor’s CGPA of 2.1-2.49 and have at least 5 years of relevant work experience or one (1) publication in an ISI-indexed journal may be considered.

    International applicants are required to have:
  • At least IELTS Band 6 (Academic) or TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) / 213 (computer based) / 80 (Internet based) if their first degree is from a university where English is not the medium of instruction.
Intake Schedule
University of Malaya has two intakes per year, in February and in September.

Coordinator Programme
Dr. Fariza Hanum Md Nasaruddin
fariza@um.edu.my
(603) 7967 6342
Fees
Kindly refer at Fees Structure
Last Update: July 18, 2017

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