Master's Degree (M.Sc.) in Data Science by IU

IU’s Master’s in Data Science degree program has been carefully curated and tailored for learners who want to pursue a successful career in data science. From the optimization of existing production lines to the creation of new business models, this degree will help cover all the essential skills and tools in the domain. This program offers an M.Sc. degree in data science from IU, Berlin.


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Learning Format

Fully Online


12 Months

M.Sc. Degree

IU Germany


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About Program

In this Master’s in Data Science program by IU, you will get to learn about the effective utilization of data to derive actionable insights. The program is in line with German and European standards and is a fully online degree program.


Key Highlights

1-Year Fully Online Learning

3 Guaranteed Interviews

Python & SQL Bootcamp

Career-Essential Soft Skills Program by Smart College

Alumni Status of IU

Free German Classes

Job Assistance with Global Partners

Flexible Schedule

No IELTS Required

Mentor Support

International Learners Community for Doubt Clearance

WES Recognised

Live Instructor-led Data Science Certification Course

18 Months Post-Study Work Visa

3 Guaranteed Interviews

The International University of Applied Sciences (IU) is an educational institution that offers an environment of motivation, innovation, and excellence. The university places a strong focus on the quality of its courses and faculty, along with a determination to provide excellent services. Its flexible study programs are designed to suit your professional goals.


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Key achievements of IU:

Upon the completion of this program, you will:

Who can apply for this M.Sc. in data science program?

Work in Germany

You will get to work in one of the strongest economies in the world, with the fourth highest GDP and 94% employment rate.

Global Exposure

You will gain exposure to the German corporate world and global network.

Post-Study Work Visa

Students can apply for a post-study work visa, which will be valid for 18 months.

Germany PR

There is a high chance to get Permanent Residence (PR) in Germany.

Low Cost of Living

Germany has an affordable cost of living.

High Salary Packages

The average salary in Germany after completion of the course is $45,00,000 p.a.

Skills to Master


Machine Learning

Deep Learning

Model Engineering

Parameter Estimation

Big Data

Data Visualization

Hypothesis Testing

Research Methods

Support Vector Machines

Decision Trees

Genetic Algorithms

Master’s in Data Science Course Content

Bootcamp Sessions

  • IBM Python for Data Science
  • SQL

Semester 1

Module 1 - Advanced Statistics (5 ECTS)

1.1 Introduction to statistics
1.2 Important probability distributions and their applications
1.3 Bayesian statistics
1.4 Descriptive statistics
1.5 Data visualization
1.6 Parameter estimation
1.7 Hypothesis tests

Module 2 - Use Case and Evaluation (5 ECTS)

2.1 Use case evaluation
2.2 Model-centric evaluation
2.3 Business-centric evaluation
2.4 Monitoring
2.5 Avoiding common fallacies
2.6 Change management

Module 3 - Seminar: Current Topics in Data Science (5 ECTS)

In this module, students will reflect on current developments in data science. Pertinent topics will be introduced via articles, that are then critically evaluated by the students in the form of a written essay.

Module 4 - Machine Learning (5 ECTS)

4.1 Supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement learning approaches
4.2 Regression and classification learning problems
4.3 Estimation of functional dependencies via regression techniques
4.4 Data clustering
4.5 Support vector machines, large margin classification
4.6 Decision tree learning

Module 5 - Deep Learning (5 ECTS)

  • 5.1 Introduction to neural networks and deep learning
    5.2 Network architectures
    5.3 Neural network training
    5.4 Alternative training methods
    5.5 Further network architectures

Module 6 - Case Study: Model Engineering (5 ECTS)

6.1 Data science methodologies
6.2 Data quality
6.3 Feature engineering
6.4 Feature selection
6.5 Building a predictive model
6.6 Avoiding common fallacies

Semester 2

Module 7 - Elective (10 ECTS)

7.1 Applied Autonomous Driving
7.2 Big Data and Software Engineering
7.3 Smart Manufacturing Methods and Industrial Automation

Module 8 - Master Thesis and Colloquium (20 ECTS)

8.1 Written Master Thesis
8.2 Thesis Defense

Program Highlights

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Career Services By Smart College

3 Guaranteed Interviews After 80% of the course completion
Guaranteed 3 job interviews upon submission of projects and assignments. Get interviewed by our 400+ hiring partners.
Exclusive access to Intellipaat Job portal After 80% of the course completion
Exclusive access to our dedicated job portal and apply for jobs. More than 400 hiring partners’ including top start-ups and product companies hiring our learners. Mentored support on job search and relevant jobs for your career growth.
1 on 1 Career Mentoring Sessions
Students will go through a number of mock interviews conducted by technical experts who will then offer tips and constructive feedback for reference and improvement.
1 on 1 Career Mentoring Sessions After 80% of the course completion
Attend one-on-one sessions with career mentors on how to develop the required skills and attitude to secure a dream job based on a learners’ educational background, past experience, and future career aspirations.
Career Oriented Sessions

Over 20+ live interactive sessions with an industry expert to gain knowledge and experience on how to build skills that are expected by hiring managers. These will be guided sessions and that will help you stay on track with your up skilling objective.

Resume & LinkedIn Profile Building

Get assistance in creating a world-class resume & Linkedin Profile from our career services team and learn how to grab the attention of the hiring manager at profile shortlisting stage

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Master’s in Data Science FAQs

What are the prerequisites for this course?

Although there is no specific prerequisite for this degree program, IU Germany might assign you certain prerequisite courses based on your past education qualifications.

These courses will help you build the required foundation for you to master all the knowledge before the 1-year degree program starts. The duration and quantity of such courses may vary from student to student based on their profile, domain expertise, work experience, and graduation degree.

Can I skip the prerequisite course(s) provided to me by IU?

No, you cannot skip the prerequisite course(s) provided by IU.

What are the eligibility criteria to enroll in this Master’s in Data Science program?

For admission to this Master’s degree program, candidates must know programming with python, advanced mathematics, statistics – probability and descriptive statistics, and introduction to computer science. Candidates must have:

  • At least one year of professional experience
  • A bachelor’s degree in any discipline
  • English as a medium of instruction

What is the admission process like?

Following is the admission process for this Master’s program:

  • Complete the application process by submitting the documents below:
    • University degree certificate and transcript record for your bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks
    • Medium of instruction letter for English/English as the medium of instruction for bachelor’s degree
    • Work experience letter
    • Tabular CV
    • A copy of the identity card or passport
  • Candidates are shortlisted by the admission panel based on the application submitted

What can I expect from this Master’s in Data Science program?

As a part of this Master’s program, you will receive:

  • An M.Sc. degree accredited by IU
  • IU, Germany alumni status
  • Become a part of the international student community and global alumni network
  • Assistance from the international student career office
  • Assistance from Intellipaat for three months job seeker Visa

What will I receive after completion of this Master’s degree program?

After successfully completing this Master’s in Data Science program, you will receive an M.Sc fromIU.

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