MSc in Data Engineering

Jacobs University

Program Description

MSc in Data Engineering

Jacobs University

Big Data and Data Engineering

Big data has turned out to have giant potential, but poses major challenges at the same time. On the one hand, big data is driving the next stage of technological innovation and scientific discovery. Accordingly, big data has been called the “gold” of the digital revolution and the information age. On the other hand, the global volume of data is growing at a pace which seems to be hard to control. In this light, it has been noted that we are “drowning in a sea of data”.

Faced with these prospects and risks, the world requires a new generation of data specialists. Data engineering is an emerging profession concerned with big data approaches to data acquisition, data management and data analysis. Providing you with up-to-date knowledge and cutting-edge computational tools, data engineering has everything that it takes to master the era of big data.

Program Features

The Data Engineering program is located at Jacobs University, a private and international English-language academic institution in Bremen, Germany. The two-year program offers a fascinating and profound insight into the foundations, methods and technologies of big data. Students take a tailor-made curriculum comprising lectures, tutorials, laboratory trainings and hands-on projects. Embedded into a vibrant academic context, the program is taught by renowned experts. In a unique setting, students 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

Please use the contact form to request more details on the Data Engineering curriculum.

Career Options

Demand for data engineers is massive – in industry, commerce and the public sector. From IT to finance, from automotive to oil and gas, from health to 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 will excel in this most exciting and rewarding field with very attractive salaries. Likewise, an MSc degree in Data Engineering allows you to move on to a PhD and to a career in science and research.

Application and Admission

The Data Engineering program starts in the first week of September every year. Please use the contact form to request details on how to apply. We are looking forward to receiving your inquiry.

Scholarships and Funding Options

All applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships of up to € 12,000 per year. Depending on availability, additional scholarships sponsored by external partners are offered to highly gifted students. Moreover, each admitted candidate may request an individual financial package offer with attractive funding options.

Campus Life and Accommodation

Jacobs University’s green and tree-shaded campus provides much more than buildings for teaching and research. It is home to an intercultural community which is unprecedented in Europe. A Student Activities Center, various sports facilities, a music studio, a student-run café/bar, concert venues and our Interfaith House ensure that you will always have something interesting to do.

For graduate students who would like to live on campus, Jacobs University offers accommodation in four residential colleges. Each college has its own dining room, recreational lounge, study areas, and common and group meeting rooms. Room and board is € 500 per month.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated August 4, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
20,000 EUR
Start date Sept. 2017
Germany Bremen city, Bremen
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 20,000 EUR
Scholarships & funding options available

MSc Data Engineering

MSc Data Engineering