Advanced Certificate in Data Science

CEU DNDS offers a teaching scheme of data science-oriented quantitative methods courses to respond to the data science revolution. Specifically, this certificate is an advanced track teaching highly competitive and sophisticated skills in data science, with a special focus on applications to practical social problems.
Students enrolled in the Data Science certificate program will be able to use advanced empirical methods and theoretical approaches to address data-driven phenomena in the social and economic sciences. Either in an academic career or in a career in government or business, we see a definitive advantage for students with training in data science.
The main aims of this certificate program are:
  1. to provide students with cutting-edge knowledge and skills that are highly demanded in any field of the current job market; and
  2. to increase learning and teaching efficiency by clarifying the structure of prerequisites in data science-oriented methods courses. 

Curriculum

Fall term

COURSE CREDITS TYPE
Scientific Python 3 Mandatory
Machine Learning for Natural Language Processing 2 Mandatory-elective

Winter term

COURSE CREDITS TYPE
Data Mining and Big Data Analytics 2 Mandatory
Agent Based Models 2 Mandatory-elective
Digital Data Collection Methods* 2 Mandatory-elective

TOTAL CREDITS: 9 (3+2 mandatory; 2+2 Mandatory-elective)

*Please note that in 2021/22, "Digital Data Collection Methods" will be replaced by "Diving in the Digital Public Space: From individual (behavioral) digital traces to collective social and political dynamics", a course jointly presented by CEU Vienna and Sciences Po Paris.