Islamabad Campus

MS (Data Science)

MS (Data Science)

MS Data Science Program

The MS (Data Science) program is of 2-years duration offered in the evening. It requires 30 credit hours including 3 core courses (3×3=9) and 2 specialized data science courses (2×3=6). Thesis of 6 credit hours is mandatory.

The maximum time limit to complete the MS (Data Science) degree is 4 years.

Why Study Data Science?

The amount of data is growing so rapidly as well as its significance in the emerging societal setups such as the pervasive Internet of Things. The way one imagines data is going to change in the coming years. Both Big Data Analytics and pervasive computing hinge on the principle axis of data analytics. MS (Data Science) program is going to be relevant in terms of job creation and artisanal smart business generation. Graduates from this program would definitely avail the early-bird advantage.

 

Program Objectives

The MS (Data Science) program has been designed to give students the option to be part of a data science endeavor that begins with the identification of business processes, determination of data provenance and ownership, understanding the ecosystem of the business decisions, skill sets and tools that shape the data, making data amenable to analytics, identifying sub-problems, recognizing the technology matrix required for problem resolution, creating incrementally-complex data-driven models and then maintaining them to ultimately leverage them for business growth.

Individual objectives include:

  • To equip students to transform data into actionable insights to make complex decisions
  • To enable students to understand and analyze problems and arrive at computable solutions
  • To expose students to the set of technologies that match those solutions.
  • To gain hands-on experience on data-centric tools for statistical analysis, visualization and big data applications at the same rigorous scale as in a practical data science project.
  • To understand the implications of handling data in terms of data security and business ethics
Eligibility:
  • 16 years of education in a related field with minimum 60%/ marks or CGPA 2.00.
  • GAT General/ HAT relevant with min. 50% score

Deficiency Courses


  1. Programming Fundamentals

  2. Database Systems

  3. Data Structures & Algorithms

  4. OR

  5. Design & Analysis of Algorithms

The candidates shall have to submit GRE (General)/GAT (General)/HAT relevant score of minimum 50%. The maximum time limit to complete the MS degree is four years.

Course Curriculum

FIRST YEAR


FIRST SEMESTER

Sr. No.

Course Code

Course Title

1

DSC 5101

Statistical and Mathematical Methods for Data Science

2

DSC 5102

Tools and Techniques in Data Science

3

DSC 6xxx

Elective-I

SECOND SEMESTER

Sr. No.

Course Code

Course Title

1

DSC 5201

Machine Learning

2

DSC xxxx

Specialization-Elective-I

3

DSC xxxx

Specialization-Elective-II

 

SECOND YEAR


Third SEMESTER

Sr. No.

Course Code

Course Title

1

DSC xxxx

Elective II

2

DSC xxxx

Thesis (Part-I)

Fourth SEMESTER

Sr. No.

Course Code

Course Title

1

DSC xxxx

Elective III

2

DSC xxxx

Thesis (Part-II)


Course type

No. of courses x Credits

Cumulative credits

Core Courses

 

09

Specialization Courses

2 x 3

06

Electives

3 x 3

09

Thesis (Part-I & Part-II)

2 x 3

06

Total

 

30

Three Core Courses

Cr.Hrs

Tools and Techniques in Data Science

2 + 1*

Statistical and Mathematical Methods for Data Science

3

Machine Learning

3

* 2+1 means 2 hours of lecture + 3 hours of lab work

Specialization Courses

Cr.Hrs

Big Data Analytics

3

Deep Learning

3

Natural Language

3

Distributed Data Processing

3

 

Electives Courses


DSC 5121 Cloud Computing
DSC 5221 Advanced Computer Vision
DSC 5222 Research Methodology
DSC 5241 Natural Language Processing
DSC xxxx Algorithmic Trading
DSC xxxx Bayesian Data Analysis
DSC xxxx Big Data Analytics
DSC xxxx Bioinformatics
DSC xxxx Computational Genomics
DSC xxxx Data Visualization
DSC xxxx Deep Learning
DSC xxxx Deep Reinforcement Learning
DSC xxxx Distributed Data Processing and Machine Learning
DSC xxxx High Performance Computing
DSC xxxx Inference & Representation
DSC xxxx Probabilistic Graphical Models
DSC xxxx Scientific Computing in Finance
DSC xxxx Social Network Analysis
DSC xxxx Time series Analysis and Prediction
DSC xxxx Graph Analytics for Big Data
DSC xxxx Mining Massive Datasets
DSC xxxx IoT for Smart Cities and Smart Homes
DSC xxxx Data Science with R
DSC xxxx Python Programming for Data Science
DSC xxxx Implementing
DSC xxxx Data Science in Cyber Security
DSC xxxx Business Context Modelling
DSC xxxx Advanced Topics in Decision Support Systems
DSC xxxx Pattern Recognition

All courses may not be offered in every semester. Elective courses may vary from time to time. Alternative courses may be substituted as and when required.

Department Info

Department of Computer Sciences

Street # 09, Plot # 67
Sector H-8/4, Islamabad, Pakistan

051-4863363-65
szabist-isb.edu.pk