Master of Science (MsC) degree in Simulation and Data Sciences (SDS)

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Simulation and Data Science is a unique course in Cyprus that combines Simulation with the emerging field of Data Science. As computers speed up and instruments and sensors become more advanced, the amount of data collected is increasing exponentially, needing large-scale computing to analyse it. All disciplines, such as environmental, biological, chemical, physical sciences, financial economics, and the humanities are generating massive amounts of data, and only by using computational and data science we can address the current and future data challenges.

The Master of Science in Simulation and Data Science is a program that will provide a unique interdisciplinary approach to solve critically important problems, using applied mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, statistics and computing. Through modelling, simulation, data mining, and study of specific phenomena via computer analysis, students will learn to apply computation and data analytics to gain new insights.

Combining theoretical with practically focused training in mathematical and statistical modelling, machine learning, feature engineering, programming, data management and visualization, the Master of Science in Simulation and Data Science program aims to provide a well-rounded education for students who wish to advance in the data science field.

The objective of the program is to prepare students for a career as computational and data scientists in the private or public sector in fields such as physical sciences, life sciences, environmental science, health, medicine, and digital humanities. Students may also pursue doctoral studies in a variety of computational and data science related fields.

Program alumni will be prepared for a career as computational and data scientists in the private or public sector in fields such as: academia, physical sciences applications, the financial sector, engineering (aerospace, oil & gas, automobile, etc.), health, environmental sciences, digital humanities, market modelling.

Students can also continue their studies at the PhD level either in Cyprus or abroad. In particular, graduates of the program can apply to the PhD in Computational Sciences of The Cyprus Institute, which offers generous financial aid opportunities.

Students who graduate form the program will be awarded an MSc degree. This is a one year / 90 ECTS program. The program is accredited by The Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education.

Students in the program will acquire the following skills:

  • Predictive analytics, machine learning including deep learning algorithms
  • Computing environments and workflows
  • Data management and visualization of large and diverse data sets
  • Statistical techniques and methods to interpret data
  • Numerical methods and scalable algorithms for current computer architectures such as graphic cards
  • Mathematical modelling of processes covering applications from a range of fields such as physics, earth system science, chemistry, biology, digital humanities, medical imaging
  • Solution of real-world problems at the core of data science that use and exploit big data.

The language of instruction and communication of The Cyprus Institute is English.

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