Master of Engineering in
Data Science

  • Degree

    Master of Engineering

  • Program Length

    1 to 2 Academic years

  • Established Year

    2022

  • Language

    English

Program Description

The Master of Engineering of Data Science degree program uses real-world problems and situations to prepare graduates for roles as strategic thought leaders who leverage predictive modeling to drive decision making. Students will develop in depth understanding of the key technologies in data science and business analytics: data mining, machine learning, visualization techniques, predictive modeling, and statistics.  The aim of this degree is to engage students with the practice of problem analysis and decision-making with data literacy. Students will gain practical, hands-on experience with statistics programming languages and big data tools through coursework and applied research experiences.

Why this Program?

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Program Pathways

This program has 2 pathways:

Course-Research Pathway: this pathway is for students who are interested in pursuing career in professional job and academic job as researchers. The students in this pathway will only do the thesis only.

Research-based Pathway: this pathway is for students are interested in pursuing career only in the academic area as researchers. The students in this pathway will be required to produce publication and do the thesis.

Program Curriculum

Both Course-Research and Research-based pathway has total of 54 credits for graduation. However, each pathway has different curriculum organizations as described below.
Course-Research Pathway
Coursework 42 Credits
Core Course
12 Credits
Specialized Course
18 Credits
Elective Course
8 Credits
Research Course
4 Credits
Research Activities 12 credits
Thesis
12 credits
Research-based Pathway
Coursework 12 credits
Specialized Course
6 credits
Research Course
6 credits
Research Activities 12 credits
Primary Research Proposal and Defense
9 credits
Details Research Proposal and Defense
3 credits
Seminar
3 credits
Presentation in Scientific Conference
3 credits
Journal Publication
6 credits
Thesis
18 credits

List of Courses

Core Course
Programming for Data Science
3 Credits
Introduction to Machine Learning
3 Credits
Exploratory Data Analysis and Unsupervised Learning
2 Credits
IT Project Management
1.5 Credits
Advanced Machine Learning
3 credits
Specialized Course
Information Web Retrieval Analytics
3 Credits
Deep Learning
3 Credits
Introduction to Parallel and Distributed Computing (Cloud Computing)
3 Credits
Big Data Architecture
2 credits
Data Warehouse and Visualization
2 credits
Simulation Method and Bayesian Inference
3 credits
Entrepreneurship
2 credits
Elective Courses
Natural Language Processing
3 Credits
Data Science Capstone Project
3 Credits
Data Security
3 Credits
Blockchain
3 Credits
Cryptography and Security
2 Credits
Software Engineering
2 Credits
Mathematics for Machine Learning
3 credits
Mathematical Statistics
2 credits
Discrete Mathematics
2 credits
Database
2 credits
Research Oriented Courses
Research Methodology
3 Credits
Scientific Communication
2 Credits
Applied Statistics
2 credits
Mini Project
2 Credits
Graduate Seminar
2 credits

Study Program

Year 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
Course/Activity
Credit
Course/Activity
Credit
IT Project Management
1.5
Introduction to Parallel and Distributed Programming (Cloud Computing)
3
Programming for Data Science
3
Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
3
Information Web Retrieval Analytics
3
Natural Language Processing (Elective Course 1)
3
Exploratory Data Analysis and Unsupervised Learning
2
Data Science Capstone Project (Internship) or another elective course of 3 credits
3
Introduction to Machine Learning
3
Internship
3
Total
12.5
Total
15
Year 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
Course/Activity
Credit
Course/Activity
Credit
Advanced Machine Learning
3
Master Thesis and Defense
12
Deep Learning
3
Big Data Architecture
2
Data Warehouse and Visualization
2
Simulation Method & Bayesian inference
3
Research Methodology
2
Entrepreneurship
2
Total
17
Total
12
Year 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
Course/Activity
Credit
Course/Activity
Credit
Specialized Courses
Min. 7
Primary Research Proposal and Defense
9
Research Methodology
2
Graduate Seminar 1
1
Total
10
Total
9
Year 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
Course/Activity
Credit
Course/Activity
Credit
Scientific Communication
2
Presentation in Scientific Conference
3
Project Management for Researcher
2
Journal Publication 
6
Detailed Research Proposal and Defense
3
Master Thesis and Defense
18
Graduate Seminar 2
1
Graduate Seminar 3
1
Total
9
Total
27

Career Opportunities

The graduates may pursue their career paths in both academics and professionals:

  1. Data Scientist
  2. Data Analyst
  3. Data Engineer
  4. Machine Learning and AI Engineer
  5. Business Intelligent Analyst
  6. Database Administrator
  7. Big Data Specialist 
  8. Statistician 

Research Areas at M-DAS

Applications of Data Science in
  • Health Care
  • Real Estate
  • Educational Data Mining
  • Remote Sensing
  • Computer Vision
  • Finance
  • Agriculture

Lecturers

Dr. PHAUK Sokkhey
  • Lecturer of Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics (AMS), ITC
  • Coordinator of Master Program of Data Science, ITC

Research Focus: Machine learning, Data Analytics, Data Mining, and Predictive Modelling

Dr. SIM Tepmony
  • Director of Graduate School, ITC

Research Focus: Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, and Machine learning.

Mr. CHAN Sophal
  • Full time lecturer at Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics (AMS), ITC
  • Data Science and AI coach at SabaiCode
  • Data Science Consultant at Z1 Data

Research Focus: Machine learning, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Data Mining, and Artificial Intelligent

Mr. NHIM Malai
  • Lecturer at Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics (AMS), ITC

Research Focus: Machine learning, Statistics, Meta-analysis, and Biostatistics

Admission

Application is opened started from June until September.

An applicant must have the following qualifications:

v Baccalaureate or Equivalent Diploma

v Engineer’s Degree or bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, or related fields

v Certificate of English Proficiency

v Minimum GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 Scale

Download application form at: https://bit.ly/itcmaster2022-23

Tuition Fee

According to the Announcement of Graduate School of ITC 2022, the tuition fee is 1200USD per year or 650 USD per semester.

More Information

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