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Bachelor of Data Science (BDatSci) at Stellenbosch University

Prospective students who will register for BDatSci in 2023: Information session regarding focal areas will be scheduled just before lectures start in 2023. Procedure of registration ​will be explained, as well as the difference between the various focal areas if you are still uncertain. Save all your questions for this meeting. For now, if you apply to study BDatSci in 2023, go to the application portal of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences and jsut select BDatSci as your first choice from the drop-down menu. Select any other degree (not any focal area of BDatSci), like BSc or BCom or BEng as second or 3rd choices.

​Use this document to (click here​): help you register for the correct modules if you are still uncertain. Some focal areas are flexible and the modules of the first year are fairly generic. Some other focal areas are not flexible and you should register strictly for those modules.

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) has launched the new undergraduate degree programme in Data Science with a true multi‐disciplinary nature. The BDatSci programme has been on offer at Stellenbosch University since 2021. It is offered on campus, with contact sessions. This is not offered online nor remotely.