Study track

Data Scientist (DS)

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Information and Communication Technology

Data Scientist (DS)

We all produce enormous amounts of data every day. This data is a wealth of information for companies and organizations. As a Data Scientist you convert this data into valuable insights for companies and organisations. Whatever wish or question your customer has, you can convert it into the information they need. Whether it concerns predicting opportunities in the market; saving or earning money, making a work process more efficient or detecting fraud. Or predicting the next flu wave. The possibilities of Data Science are endless. To draw the right conclusions, you use different methods, processes and systems, such as machine learning (development of algorithms and techniques with which computers can learn from data and thereby predict/discover connections). These techniques (also called artificial intelligence or AI) are very fast. We therefore teach you to estimate whether these relationships and predictions are logical and why. As a result you not only have a good knowledge of IT, but you are also able to uncover the information requirement and convert it into solid advice.

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This is the study track Data Scientist

During the first two years you discover the broad field of HBO-ICT. At the end of your second study year, you choose one of three study routes: Software Engineer, Data Science or Business IT Consultant.

Year 3

When you choose Data Scientist, your internship in year 3 (in the Netherlands or abroad) is dedicated to your chosen study route. In addition, you choose a minor that suits your interests.

Year 4

In the fourth year, the first semester is devoted to your chosen study route. You get started with a project and follow courses in the field of Data Science.

You and your team work on a project for a client. The projects you can work on are very diverse. For example, students have worked on a large project with municipalities. By analyzing images and smart algorithms, students were able to digitally detect damage in sewers. This makes the maintenance of the sewers a lot more efficient and effective for the municipalities. They have also tried to recognize patterns in fish by means of image recognition, so that better and more sustainable fish could be farmed.

You follow courses, such as:

  • Cloud Computing
    During this course you discover how to process large amounts of data that no longer fit in a computer.
  • Data Management
    With Data Science you must take many different factors into account. You will therefore learn everything about legal rules and the privacy and security side of Data Science.

You graduate at a company of your choice.

Information and Communication Technology

Data Scientist is part of the Information and Communication Technology

In the IT study programme at HZ you choose your own focus area within the broad field of IT. You are given ample space to choose the track that suits you. Will you soon be designing software? Or will you be converting data into useful insights for a company? Or are you the bridge between IT technology, employees and organisations? Whichever study track you choose, you will soon be able to work in one of the most innovative and leading sectors: IT!

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Your future

After graduation

Career prospects

As an IT graduate you can work in many different professions. You have a broad education, but the Data Scientist study track also involves a number of specific professions. You can work as:

  • Data Scientist
  • Data Analyst

Bachelor's degree

Congratulations, you're now graduated! From now on you may use the title ‘Bachelor of Science’.

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