Bachelor of Data Science (BDatSci)
(Full-time residential programme and not online)
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.
Open day: Saturday, 20 April 2024 (presentation slides here) - this is for first year student in 2025.