3-4 Semester

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RM22, 000 (Local)


UKM Bangi


Data science is a multidisciplinary field of study that involves scientific methods, processes and systems in extracting both explicit and implicit information from a variety of data structures. It combines the knowledge of mathematics and statistics, programming and data analytics. This master programme offers a variety of courses with emphasis on data analytics. Students are free to choose from three different learning modules: Data Computing, Data Analytic, and Finance & Business Analytic to match their interests and career paths. The aim of the programme is to produce knowledgeable, ethical and competitive graduates who can contribute to the nations.

Course Learning Outcome
No.Course Learning Outcome
1.HPP1: Ability to associate mathematical, statistical and computing knowledge in various aspects of life.
2.HPP2: Able to analyze and interpret solutions obtained using models and software in accordance with the data processing environment for the generation of new ideas.
3.HPP3: Skilled in thinking and arguing maturely with stable emotions as well as socially responsible towards society and environment.
4. HPP4: Have moral, ethical and professional values.
5.HPP5: Ability to communicate effectively visually and verbally, as well as leadership and work as a team.

6.HPP6: Skillfully use analytical techniques and al-Khwarizmi (algorithms) on large data sets to extract implied information.
7.HPP7: Skilled in assessing problems, making critical analysis, problem solving and making decisions in various circumstances through a scientific approach.
8.HPP8: Able to understand the impact of data science solutions in various dimensions of life.
Semester Code & Name Course
Semester I STQD6014 Data Science
STQD6214 Mathematical Statistics with Computing
STQD6414 Data Mining
Elective 1
Semester II STQD6024 Machine Learning
STQP6014 Research Methodology and Research Seminar
Elective 2
Elective 3
Semester III STQD6889 Capstone Project
Elective 4
No.Entry Requirement
1.Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field with minimum CGPA 2.50 or equivalent, from any institutions of higher learning recognized by the UKM Senate; OR;
2.Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field with minimum CGPA 2.00 – 2.49 or equivalent, with minimum of 5 years working experience or research project in relevant field. Proof of the working experience of a foreign candidate should be acknowledge by the embassy of the respective country; OR;

Fulfill Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL A) for local candidates only:

    • should be more than 30 years of age in the year of application; AND;
    • possess at least STPM or diploma in relevant field or other equivalent qualification recognized by the Government of Malaysia and approved by the UKM Senate; AND;
    • possess a certificate of MQA APEL with MQF Level 7
4.Fulfill other requirements prescribed by the UKM Senate from time to time.
Learning Fees
FST > Postgraduate > Study Mode: Executives
👱Dr Mohd Aftar Abu Bakar
Faculty of Science & Technology (FST)
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👱Syahir Hazmi Samsudin
Project Manager, Executive & PBJJ Program, UKMShape

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