Full Time / Part-time

B.Sc. Data Science

IU International University of Applied Sciences
  • $ €117/month (full time - 36 months) €98/month (part time - 48 months) €75/month (extended - 72 months)
    1st year fees
  • 180 ECTS
  • Online
  • Bachelor
  • 36 months


Data is one of the greatest strengths in the digital age. With the IU Online Bachelor Data Science you learn exactly how to deal properly with this strength. In this study programme you will acquire mathematical and statistical knowledge, expertise in different data processing technologies and an overview of different machine learning techniques. A wide range of electives allows you to expand your knowledge in application areas and to be an expert in this field at the end of your studies. With IU, you can study from the comfort of your home, 100% online.

Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements:

  • Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate such as A-Levels, IB Diploma including your Transcript of Records.
  • Proof of eligibility to study a bachelor's degree at university in Germany.

 Depending on your chosen programme, academic level, and background, you might need to also take one of the following to make sure you are ready to study with us: 

  • Bachelor Entrance Examination 
  •  Pathway Programme 

English Level:

  • Proof of English skills.
  • If English is your native language or you graduated from an English-speaking school/university, you do not have to prove your English skills.
  • Speexx B2.2 Certificate (complimentary when signing up with IU - free of charge) 

Courses Units

Semester 1 – Modules
  • Introduction to Data Science   
  • Introduction to Academic Work  
  • Introduction to Programming with Python 
  • Mathematics: Analysis 
  • Collaborative Work  
  • Statistics - Probability and Descriptive Statistics

Semester 2 - Modules

  • Object Oriented and Functional Programming with Python  
  • Mathematics: Linear Algebra  
  • Intercultural and Ethical Decision-Making   
  • Statistics - Inferential Statistics   
  • Database Modeling and Database Systems  
  • Project: Build a Data Mart in SQL

Semester 3 - Modules

  • Business Intelligence Project: Business Intelligence  
  • Machine Learning - Supervised Learning   
  • Machine Learning - Unsupervised Learning and Feature Engineering  
  • Data Science Software Engineering  
  • Project: From Model to Production

Semester 4 - Modules

  • Agile Project Management   
  • Big Data Technologies   
  • Data Quality and Data Wrangling   
  • Explorative Data Analysis and Visualization   
  • Cloud Computing  
  • Seminar: Ethical Considerations in Data Science

Semester 5 - Modules

  • Time Series Analysis   
  • Neural Nets and Deep Learning   
  • Electives A    
  • Electives B

Semester 6 - Modules

  • Electives C
  • Introduction to Data Protection and IT Security
  • Model Engineering
  • Bachelor Thesis & Colloquium

More Information

One Degree, Two Qualifications: Dual Degree Offer with LSBU

IU has partnered with London South Bank University to give you the chance to turn your programme into a dual degree. When you choose this option, you'll graduate from IU with both a German degree and a British degree: a major advantage for international career prospects! No extra study courses or travelling required.

To avoid disappointment, students need to sign up for this offer within 4 weeks of enrolment, so don’t miss out!

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