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Master of Science in Data Science

Master of Science in Data Science

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) in data science program is designed to provide students with a high level of employability in the field of data analysis, the broader field of computing and applied mathematics. Graduates will be able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required for further advancement in the public and government sectors.  Career opportunities also exist in the private sector where graduates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of statistical analysis and automated decision-making processes equipping them with extremely valuable knowledge to business, industry, and IT firms.

The M.Sc. degree is awarded upon the successful completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours.  The Master of Science (M.Sc.) in data science is broken down into four (4) semesters having 30 CH course (8 courses of which 3 courses are offered each Semester + 1 Master Thesis of 6 CH).

  • Sustainable Learning Vision
  • Working on engineering projects with the industry
  • Ministry of Higher Education Accreditation
  • State of the art labs and equipment
  • Engagement of Students in Professional Activities
  • Support for graduates to pursue their postgraduate studies




  • All students must have a valid English Proficiency Score IELTS 6, TOFEL 550 or EmSAT 1400.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or its established equivalent.
  • Completion of a recognized baccalaureate degree in a discipline appropriate for the IT degree. A Higher Diploma is not equivalent to a baccalaureate degree and does not qualify an applicant for admission to the MSDS program.
  • A valid conditional English Proficiency Score EmSAT 1250/1375, IELTS 5.5 & TOFEL 530.
  • The applicant may apply for student visa only after getting admitted to the program and enroll as a Full Time student.
  • Student Visa is valid only for one year.
  • A student visa permits the student to work only as a part time after getting the needful approvals from the concerned authorities in the UAE.
  • The approval or rejection of the visa is under General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai. The visa process has no timing frame as it may take from two days up to two months, so we strongly recommend to submit your documents at least 2 months before the start of the term.

The Graduate Programs Office accepts applications throughout the year for the MSDS program.
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