This programme is designed to provide students with the knowledge and applied skills in data science, big data analytics and business intelligence. It aims to develop analytical and investigative knowledge and skills using data science tools and techniques and to enhance data science knowledge and critical interpretation skills. Students will understand the impact of data science upon modern processes and businesses, be able to identify and implement specific tools, practices, features and techniques to enhance the analysis of data.
Duration:Full-time (12 months)Part-time (24+ months)
Dual Degree Award:Asia Pacific University, Malaysia and De Montfort University, UK
Intake:Full-time: 23 Aug 2021/ 06 Dec2021Part-time: 02 Jul 2021/ 03 Sep 2021
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent as acceptable by the Senate; OR
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field but for CGPA below 2.75; can be accepted provided that the candidates must have five years working experience in relevant field.
Graduates of equivalent qualifications who have several years of relevant industry experience.
Evidence of satisfactory English language skills is required for candidates where English is not their first language, such as IELTS 5.0 or above.
Who Should Attend
This programme is designed to provide students with knowledge and applied skills in data science, big data analytics and business intelligence. It aims to develop analytical and investigative knowledge and skills using data science tools and techniques, and to enhance data science knowledge and critical interpretation skills. Students will understand the impact of data science upon modern processes and businesses, be able to identify, and implement specific tools, practices, features and techniques to enhance the analysis of data.
The Benefits of This Programme
On successful completion of this programme, you will be able to:
In addition to the degree award, a Joint Professional Certification will be offered by SAS Institute, USA.
30% of the curriculum will allow for mini projects assessed as in-course work allowing for practical skills development in Data Analytics.
The curriculum covers a wide range of subject matter from Analytical Technologies, Exposure to tools such as R & SAS Modelers, Data Visualization, Customer/User Behavioural Studies, Forecasting Methods and to Presenting the Business Intelligence reports.
External Programme Annual Reviews by International University Partners.
Programme Support by an Industry Advisory Panel involving data analytical experts from Petronas ICT, RedTone, SharePoint, CyberSecurity Malaysia, Maxis, IBM, Microsoft, Fusionex and Axiata.
Research opportunities via APU’s Centre of Analytics - APCA.
Modules & Project
The programme comprises 4 pre-requisite modules (for non-Computing students), 10 coursework modules and a Capstone Project (2 parts).
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES(FOR NON-COMPUTING STUDENTS: TO BE COMPLETED UPON 1st MONTH OF THE PROGRAMME)
Database for Data Science
Programming in Python
Big Data Analytics & Technologies
Business Intelligence Systems
Research Methodology for Capstone Project
Applied Machine Learning
Data Analytical Programming
Multivariate Methods for Data Analysis
Capstone Project 1
Advanced Business Analytics and Visualisation
Capstone Project 2
SPECIALIZATION MODULES (CHOOSE 1 PATHWAY ONLY)
Pathway 1 (Business Intelligence):
Behavioural Science, Social Media and Marketing Analytics
Time Series Forecasting
Strategies in Emerging Markets
OR Multilevel Data AnalysisOR Operations Research and Optimization
Pathway 2 (Data Engineering):
Cloud Infrastructure and Services
Natural Language Processing
OR Building IoT ApplicationsOR Data Protection and Management
JOINT PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION BY TIBCO SOFTWARE INC.
Upon completion of the MSc in Data Science & Business Analytics programme, in addition to their Masters Degrees, students will receive a professional certificate from TIBCO Software Inc. TIBCO is amongst the global leaders in Integration, Data Management and Analytics platforms that has a global clientele. In addition to the certification, TIBCO, as APU’s industry partner, has provided all students & lecturers with complimentary access to the TIBCO Spotfire software for academic purposes. Students are utilizing the software to perform tasks & projects related to data analytics.
SAS - APU JOINT CERTIFICATE IN DATA SCIENCE AND BUSINESS ANALYTICS
APU and SAS have signed an MoA in partnership to develop Data Scientists in Malaysia. SAS also has endorsed the UG and PG level programmes in Data Analytics by providing tools and educational material support for learning and research purposes. All UG and PG Data Analytics graduates will receive a Joint Professional Certificate from SAS.In addition, students will be awarded an e-Badge, to feature this achievement on their CV and LinkedIn profiles.
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Data Analytics Manager
Business Analyst Manager
Data Innovation Manager
Machine Learning Scientist
Business Process Engineer
Data Wrangler / Munger / Miner
Business Intelligence Manager
Analytics & Reporting Manager
Decision Analytics Manager
Malaysian student fees:Course Fees:Total: RM 36,800 + £475
International student fees:Course Fees:Total: RM 42,400 (USD 10,735) + £475
All information is correct at the time of publication but is subject to change in the interest of continuous improvement.