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​Bachelor in Data Science (BDatSci) at Stellenbosch University

The fourth industrial revolution has a huge impact on science and technology by influencing it an 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 many faculties have over the last couple of years introduced some undergraduate degree programmes and focal areas on Data Science, Stellenbosch University will launch this new undergraduate degree programme in Data Science with a true multi‐disciplinary nature in 2021 (subjected on SAQA approval).

It has now been confirmed that BDatSci has been accredited with the Council of Higer Eductaion (CHE) - an important step to obtain the final SAQA number.

What is the implication of this? This means we are only one step away -  getting the SAQA number! Once that is obtained (still out of our control), we will officially register students for BDatSci. In the meantime, the BDatSci degree will be offered in 2021 (meaning all the first year modules and focal areas), just under the degree BCom Mathematical Sciences - an administrative arrangement.

Do you need more information during the year regarding the application, admission or registration processes and to receive general updates about BDatSci for 2021? Go to the "Contact us" button on top and submit your details on that page. Note: The application process has closed on 30 June 2020.