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Aalto Bachelor's Program in Science and Technology - Data Science

Aalto University
3+2 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Espoo
English
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Aalto University

Program description

Aalto Bachelor's Program in Science and Technology - Data Science

Data science gives you the foundations to become a top-level expert in the modern knowledge society. You will obtain the required skills to solve real-world problems using methods of algorithm design, machine learning, artificial intelligence, statistical inference, operations research, and optimization.

Data science is one of the majors in the Aalto Bachelor’s Programme in Science and Technology available in English. It is a multidisciplinary field focusing on the study of scientific methods used to extract knowledge from data and build models that cope with complex problems. It employs techniques and theories drawn from the broad areas of mathematics, statistics, information sciences, and computer science.

The Data Science Bachelor will provide you with skills required to become a top-level digitalization expert for trade and industry, science or technology. After completing your studies, you will be able to manage large volumes of data, make sound inferences from data, and build data-driven models that make accurate predictions or take intelligent decisions.

Throughout the studies, emphasis is put on the foundation of mathematics, statistics, and computation, and building a strong background in data science, which will not only educate you with the existing techniques, but will also allow you to follow the developments in this rapidly-evolving area.

The program is conducted entirely in English, meaning that all courses and exams are in English. For students with sufficient proficiency in Finnish, it is also possible to study the 20-25 credit minor subject of the bachelor’s degree in Finnish.

Admission requirements

All applicants must fulfill the general eligibility requirements for higher education. You are eligible to apply if you have completed or will complete during spring 2020 one of the following Programs:

  • Finnish matriculation examination
  • International Baccalaureate degree (IB)
  • European Baccalaureate degree (EB)
  • Deutsches Internationales Abitur degree (DIA) or Reifeprüfung degree (RP) in Finland
  • A degree or qualification completed outside Finland that in the awarding country gives eligibility for university studies
  • A Finnish vocational upper secondary qualification, further vocational qualification or specialist vocational qualification as set in the Vocational Education Act (531/2017)
  • Advanced International Certificate of Education degree (AICE) in Finland

Admission to the Aalto Bachelor's Program in Science and Technology is based on either grades obtained in Finnish Matriculation Examination, IB, EB or DIA/RP degree or SAT test results. In Admission Group I admission is based on the grades obtained in the Finnish matriculation examination, IB, EB or DIA/RP Programs. In Admission Group II admission is based on SAT test results.


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Program content

First Year

  • Compulsory language course
  • 2nd national lang./Finnish for Foreigners
  • Differential and integral calculus 1
  • First course in probability and statistics
  • Matrix algebra
  • Foundations of discrete mathematics
  • Programming 1
  • Introduction to optimization
  • Introduction to Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Programming 2
  • University Wide Studies
  • Programming Studio 2: Project
  • Introd. Course for Bachelor's students
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Second Year

  • Data structures and algorithms
  • Databases
  • Linear Algebra
  • Statistical inference
  • Data science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Elective / Minor course
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Elective / Minor course
  • Major optional
  • 2 Elective / Minor course

Third Year

  • Data Science Project
  • Bachelor's Thesis and Seminar
  • Principles of Algorithmic Techniques
  • Elective / Minor course
  • Major optional
  • 5 Elective / Minor course

Tuition fees

The full tuition price for non-EU/EEA citizens is €12000 per year

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Qualification

By completing the Aalto Bachelor’s Programme in Science and Technology, you will earn a Bachelor of Science (Technology) degree (180 ECTS), or tekniikan kandidaatti in Finnish. The degree is designed to be completed in three years.

After graduating from the BSc Programme the student automatically has the right to continue studies in selected master's programmes. By completing the Master's programme in field of Technology in Aalto University, you will earn a Master of Science (Technology) degree (120 ECTS), or diplomi-insinööri in Finnish.

Continuing studies

This Bachelor’s Degree gives you a solid basis for further studies in the Aalto University master’s programs, for example majors in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences (CCIS), Mathematics and Operations Research, Life Science Technologies, and Electrical Engineering. As a student in the Data Science major, you are entitled to continue your studies at the master’s level.

Career opportunities

The program aims to educate professionals in a diverse range of activities. Graduates of the program will obtain the background to start their working life as data scientists, engineers, or technology entrepreneurs, among other professions.

Additionally, the program prepares the students for advanced studies in engineering, science, and mathematics, so that graduates of the program will be well-equipped to pursue masters-level studies giving them the opportunity to follow professions, such as engineering scientists, business analysts, industrial researchers, technology leaders, technical managers of cross-disciplinary teams, and more.

About this institute

Aalto University

Aalto University

Aalto University is a multidisciplinary community of bold thinkers, where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future....


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Aalto University

Otakaari 1B
02150 Espoo
Finland

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www.aalto.fi

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