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MSc in Data Engineering

Jacobs University Bremen
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus

Program description

MSc in Data Engineering

Big data is a field with great potential, but also many risks and challenges. Big data is driving the next stage of technological innovation and scientific discovery, often called the “gold” of the digital revolution and the information age. However, the global volume of data is growing at a pace which seems to be hard to control. 

Faced with these prospects and risks, the world requires a new generation of data specialists. Data engineering is an emerging profession centered around big data, approaches to data acquisition, data management, and data analysis. Providing you with up-to-date knowledge and cutting-edge computational tools, this MSc in data engineering teaches you all the skills to enter the era of big data.

The data engineering program is located at Jacobs University, a private and international English-language academic institution in Bremen, Germany. The two-year MSc program offers a deep insight into the foundations, methods, and technologies of big data.

Students of the masters in data engineering program will receive a tailor-made curriculum comprised of lectures, tutorials, laboratory trainings, and hands-on projects. Embedded into a vibrant academic context, the program is taught by renowned experts. Students will also team up with industry professionals in selected courses. Core components of the program and areas of specialization include:

  • The Big Data Challenge
  • Data Analytics
  • Big Data Bases and Cloud Services
  • Principles of Statistical Modeling
  • Data Acquisition Technologies
  • Big Data Management
  • Machine Learning
  • Semantic Web and Internet of Things
  • Data Visualization and Image Processing
  • Document Analysis
  • Internet Security and Privacy
  • Legal Aspects of Data Engineering and Data Ethics

The demand for data engineers is massive – in industry, commerce, and the public sector. From IT to finance, to automotive to oil and gas, to health and retail: companies and institutions in almost every domain need experts for data acquisition, data management, and data analysis.

With an MSc degree in data engineering, you'll excel in this most exciting and rewarding field with very attractive salaries. This program also prepares you to continue studies at a PhD level and begin a career in science and research.

Admission requirements

Applicants interested in applying to the MSc in Data Engineering program should meet the following requirements:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • University transcript
  • Bachelor’s degree certificate or equivalent
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency test if the applicant's undergraduate education was not conducted in English

The program starts in the first week of September every year. 

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Tuition fees

Tuition for the academic year is:

  • € 20,000

*All applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships and receive an individual financial offer


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Jacobs University Bremen

Jacobs University Bremen

Jacobs University is a private, state-recognized university, located in Bremen, Germany, and one of the most international universities worldwide. Founded in 2001, the university attracts highly talented and open-minded students from all over the world; over 1,500 students from more than 120 nations currently live and...

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28759 Bremen

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