MSc Masters in Data Science and Computational Intelligence

MSc
Data Science and Computational Intelligence

Duration
2 Years - Full Time
Credits
180 Points
Intake
Spring/ Autumn

Data Science and Computational Intelligence course  aims to respond the demand for data scientists with the skill to develop innovative computational intelligence applications, capable of analyzing large amounts of complex data to inform business decisions and market strategies.

Admission Eligibility

Honours degree or equivalent in relevant subjects like Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, etc. Alternatively, an unclassified data science degree with relevant field experience is accepted.

English Requirement

The students with valid IELTS Report Forms with a 6.5 overall band or equivalent are eligible to apply.

MSc Data Science and Computational Intelligence
Duration
2 Years - Full Time
Credits
180 Points
Intake
Spring/ Autumn

Overview

MSc Data Science and Computational Intelligence programme is to fulfill the demand for data scientists with the skills to develop innovative computational intelligence applications. A graduate with an MSc Data Science in Nepal can analyze complex data in bulk and help make important business decisions. One with MSc in Data Science degree is capable of building market strategies. The MSc data science and computational intelligence course covers machine learning, big data analysis, neural networks, information retrieval, and evolutionary computation. It provides you with opportunities to undertake practical projects and apply them to solve real-life problems in almost every field including business, marketing, finance, transportation, pharmaceutics, medicine, and management

Affiliated with Coventry University, this MSc data science programme helps you learn alongside active researchers in pervasive computing, distributed computing, and innovative applications for interactive virtual worlds.

Throughout the program, you learn automatic big data processing and information retrieval through cutting-edge machine learning techniques and become capable of analyzing big datasets and performing advanced data mining tasks. You will be introduced to important frameworks including Hadoop Map Reduce, Spark, and NoSQL databases in combination with powerful development tools such as Python, Scala, Matlab, and R.

The overall aim of the MSc Data Science and Computational  Intelligence is to:

  • Deliver advanced theoretical and practical subjects across a range of specialist areas in data science and computational intelligence which is greatly demanded in a wide range of research and industrial applications.
  • Enable students to enhance their analytical, problem-solving, critical communication, and presentation skills in the context of their taught modules and develop the ability to analyze, evaluate, and model complex problems involving large amounts of data.
  • Advance the skills and knowledge acquired through previous study and experience in cutting-edge research and technologies and enhance students’ transferable and professional skills and, thereby, their employment prospects.
  • Provide specialist skills and in-depth knowledge essential for graduates to develop and adapt to the challenges in the field of data science.
  • Enable students to analyze and critique the central and current research problems in MSc data science and computational intelligence.
  • Enable students to operate as effective independent researchers and/or consultants in their chosen specialized aspect of the course.
  • Enhance the awareness of the professional, legal, ethical, and social issues along with commercial risk and management in the role of a data science professional.
  • Enable students to adapt to future changes in technology in data science and computational intelligence areas.

 

Admission Eligibility:

* An honors degree or an equivalent qualification in a relevant subject such as Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics or Engineering, etc.

* An unclassified degree in data science or any other relevant fields plus professional experience within the field of data science.

 

Fee Structure:

 

Particular

Amount (NPR)

Admission  Fee

25,000/-

University Registration Fee

(GBP 1270) RS 1,90,500/-

Semester 1 Fee

1,25,000/-

Semester 2 Fee

1,25,000/-

Semester 3 Fee

1,25,000/-

Total Amount

5,90,500/-

 

 Notes:

  1. University Registration Fee may vary in the upcoming years as per the university’s policy.
  2. University Registration Fees may vary in the upcoming years as per the Nepal government’s tax policy.
  3. The University Registration Fee is subject to change as per the prevailing foreign exchange rate set by the commercial bank. The University Registration Fee in the fee structure is set at 1£= NRS 150.

Career Opportunities

  • Data analysis and analytics
  • Statistical analysis
  • Machine learning algorithms
  • Artificial neural networks
  • Deep learning
  • Big data management systems
  • Research skills for advanced data science and computational intelligence

Modules

Applications of machine learning, Supervised / Unsupervised learning, Linear regression, Logistic regression, Regularisation, Support vector machine, Decision trees, Reinforcement learning, etc.

Database modelling, Relational models, Big-data, NoSQL databases, Database programming, Distributed databases, Transaction management, etc.

Search engines, Web crawlers, Query processors, Boolean model, Text classification, Document clustering, Link analysis, Multimedia information retrieval, etc.

Use of range of statistical distributions like binomial, Poisson, uniform, normal, exponential, gamma, etc. Multivariate distributions, Central limit theorem, Hypothesis testing, Bayesian inference, Regression models, etc.

Analytical review of database system and big data, Traditional database concepts for structured data, Big data methodologies for structured and unstructured data sets,
Big data analysis using examples from real life case studies and datasets. Big data processing and predictive frameworks. Data visualisation tools to support decision-making.

Supervised and unsupervised neural networks, Static and temporal neural networks, Deep neural networks, Hybrid and modular neural networks, Various neural networks, and their applications.

Gaussian processes, Dirichlet processes, Graphical models, Fuzzy sets, Adaptive and hybrid fuzzy systems, Evolutionary algorithms

Research skills, Research methodology, Reporting, Legal, Ethical and Social context

The project can be a solution to a practical industry requirement or focus on a research topic. It will require investigation and research as core activities, leading to analysis, final summations and insightful recommendations. The project will culminate in a comprehensive, thorough and professional report, documenting the approach, conduct and outcomes of the project, further supported with a critical review of the project conduct and management. It is intended that students will be given an opportunity to specialise in an area of interest, relevant and useful for future career prospects.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Disclaimer: We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and up-to-date for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information

Admission Eligibility

Honours degree or equivalent in relevant subjects like Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, etc. Alternatively, an unclassified data science degree with relevant field experience is accepted.

English Requirement

The students with valid IELTS Report Forms with a 6.5 overall band or equivalent are eligible to apply.