- Study format:
- M.Sc. Degree program
- 4 semesters (full-time)
- Credit points:
- Course fees:
- 30,000 EUR for the entire program
- M.Sc. (RWTH)
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We will introduce you to the program in general, the research areas and the application process.
Following the online presentation, you will have the chance to ask your questions in a Q&A session.
Join our webinar here: https://rwth-aachen.adobeconnect.com/mme-dds/
Algorithm economy, data-driven decision making, Industry 4.0, deep learning, artificial intelligence, optimization, data analytics, decision science - these are just some of the phrases that we read in the headlines with increasing frequency. The world is on the brink of a new industrial revolution, one in which data, algorithms and analytical thinking will be the key ingredients of value creation; ingredients that global leaders now recognize as their most valuable assets. Enterprises tackling the challenges of tomorrow need to develop new data-centric strategies and leadership, and crucially, must ensure that they attract the most qualified personnel at all levels in the organization; personnel who have the skills to put data-driven approaches into practice and create value for the business from data. Innovation springs from the brightest minds - become a leader of tomorrow by joining our new M.Sc. Data Analytics and Decision Science. The M.Sc. DDS is positioned at the intersection of Data Analytics and Operations Research. Our courses bring together expertise from a wide range of fields; machine learning, artificial intelligence, mathematical optimization, heuristic algorithm design and simulation. Electives and domain specializations will give you a competitive advantage in your chosen field. Designed for professionals with a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) background, M.Sc. DDS begins with the fundamentals and takes you right up to the cutting-edge of machine learning, artificial intelligence and exact and heuristic optimization. Projects in data science and optimization will give you hands-on experience tackling real-world problems. Electives and specialization will allow you to develop comprehensive domain knowledge and subject matter expertise in engineering and a range of application areas and industry sectors.
Enrolling in the M.Sc. DDS will help you to prepare for a career in the data-driven economy. Benefit from the key strengths of the program:
Excellent reputation: RWTH Aachen University enjoys an excellent reputation across the world for cutting-edge research in engineering and technology and is synonymous with German engineering.
Interdisciplinary thinking: Our courses are designed to combine deep knowledge in Data Analytics and Decision Science with domain-specific knowledge from engineering and a wide range of application areas and industry sectors. This interdisciplinary profile is highly sought after in global enterprises and SMEs alike.
Networking focus: We place a strong focus on communication amongst participants and lecturers, thus building the foundations of a successful career, enhanced by an international network. This is enhanced by industry internships and the opportunity to study abroad, which are offered to our students as part of the program.
A varied approach to teaching: The program uses a wide range of learning styles and teaching methods. Lectures, case studies, applied projects, group work, topical debates and lab sessions provide a varied and lively learning experience.
Excellent career perspectives: Develop into one of tomorrow’s “unicorns” and become a leader with the skills required for the algorithm economy. At RWTH Aachen University you will gain in-depth theoretical knowledge and develop the tools and the skills to put cutting-edge knowledge into practice.
The M.Sc. in Data Analytics and Decision Science (DDS) has been carefully designed to equip ambitious professionals with a STEM background with a distinct set of skills needed to succeed in a digitized and globalized economy.
Data-driven decisions become mission-critical in one vertical after the next. Many professions will face disruptive change, job descriptions will change significantly as data- and algorithm-driven decisions are at the core of creating value for businesses and new jobs will emerge. Tasks currently performed manually or supported by simple approaches will require specialized knowledge in Data Analytics and Decision Science, machine learning and optimization techniques in the future.
The M.Sc. degree granted by RWTH Aachen University in Germany will also enable you to pursue an academic career and continue studying towards a PhD in fields such as data analytics, machine learning & artificial intelligence, operations research and engineering.
Whichever way you want to follow after graduation: Our dedicated team of experts in the career and entrepreneurship centers will accompany you on that journey and help you decide how to best realize your ambitions, be it an exciting new job or starting your own business. We seek to place our graduates in global technology blue chips, hidden technology champions, leading technology consultancies and fast-growing technology ventures. The Entrepreneurship Center at RWTH Aachen University also has a long track record of supporting innovative startups by our graduates – between 70 to 100 every year.
For an even more detailed list of all the possible data scientist jobs combining data analytics and operations research, please click here!