Bachelor in Data Science (BDatSci) at Stellenbosch University
The fourth industrial revolution has a huge impact on science and technology by influencing it in extraordinary ways. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, statistical learning, deep learning, big data - these are all concepts at the core of a discipline called Data Science. Work across nearly all domains is becoming more data driven, and this continued transformation of work requires a substantial cadre of talented graduates with highly developed data science skills and knowledge. A qualification in Data Science is therefore highly desirable and will lead to many job opportunities.
Although various faculties have introduced some undergraduate degree programmes with Data Science as a focal area over the last few years, Stellenbosch University (SU) will launch a new undergraduate degree programme in Data Science with a true multi‐disciplinary nature in 2021.
The BDatSci programme has obtained full approval from SAQA and SU will be registering students in 2021 for this programme. All students who applied for BCom Mathematical Sciences or BCom Actuarial Science at SU may inform us whether they would like to change their application to BDatSci in 2021.