To acquire this specialist knowledge, you can complete the major in Data Science as part of the following master’s degree programmes:
Depending on the degree programme, the Data Science major includes courses to the extent of 50 to 60 ECTS credit points.
Data science is the processing and management of data, deriving insights directly from data and making predictions based on data. The types of data processed can vary greatly depending on the field of application and range from ordinal, time, image, text and graph data, and more. Each data type requires special processing and analysis methods and the size and amount of data sets can also pose a major challenge in data management from a certain extent (keyword Big Data).
Students in the Data Science major learn techniques for understanding data that enable them to choose appropriate modelling or processing methods for any given data set. In addition to analytical approaches, interactive data exploration techniques and visual analytics are also used for manual data analysis.
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Data science is unique it that it requires an understanding not only of data, but also of models and management. This also makes data scientists highly sought after people in all the sciences, because looking out for ways of improving existing methods and finding new techniques tailored to novel use cases are often related to specific types of data.
Furthermore, issues such as fairness and the protection of privacy are of the greatest relevance and play an increasingly central role in today’s society, both in the pure sciences and in their practical implementation.
At TU Graz, research is conducted in 16 research groups in the field of Data Science: