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.
It has now been confirmed that BDatSci has obtained full approval from SAQA and we will be registering students in 2021 for the BDatSci programme. All students who applied under BCom Mathematical Sciences as well as students who applied for BComm Actuarial Science will soon receive a letter by email to inform us if they would change their application to BDatSci in 2021.