ME in Applied Data Science

The objective of this program is to provide engineers in the industry with technical skills as well as business, management, and teamwork expertise. The inclusion of our data science curriculum introduces an additional set of in-demand skills, equipping students with the ability to approach challenges in increasingly vital contexts.

In the Master of Engineering with Applied Data Science program, we utilize curriculum from our Master of Engineering program—in which we target engineers currently employed in industry—and augment it with a powerful, graduate-level applied data science curriculum.

A unique program for working professionals

The Master of Engineering with Applied Data Science program differs from a traditional Master of Engineering degree by combining core courses that focus on the engineering-business environment with technical elective courses that concentrate on contemporary industrial practice rather than research.

The Applied Data Science courses focus on data science and its associated statistical and machine learning and artificial intelligence approaches that are transforming research, science and society—transformations that can be seen in the beginning of the fourth industrial revolution, commonly referred to as Industry 4.0.

Stand out in the field
In the Master of Engineering with Applied Data Science program, we prepare students to enhance their roles as corporate leaders. We do this by providing an environment in which practicing engineering professionals can address the increasingly wide range of technical, managerial, financial and interpersonal skills demanded by an ever-expanding and diverse global industry base in which data science plays an increasingly prominent role.

A comprehensive curriculum
This degree program is composed of online classes—including core courses on how engineering is practiced in contemporary industry—and technical electives that provide depth in a chosen specialty area. All core courses are provided in an exclusively online format.

In total, this program requires 30 credit hours of coursework that include 18 credit hours of online core courses and 12 credit hours of data science courses which can be completed online or in person. It is possible to complete this degree program within a two-year (six-semester), part-time program of study, but most students choose to complete the program over a seven- to nine-semester period.

Core courses

  • EPOM 400: Leadership and Interpersonal Skills

  • EPOM 401: Introduction to Business for Engineers

  • EPOM 403: Product and Process Design and Implementation

  • EPOM 405: Applied Engineering Statistics

  • EPOM 407: Engineering Economics and Financial Analysis 

  • EPOM 409: Master of Engineering Capstone Project 

Data science courses

  • DSCI 451: Exploratory Data Science

  • DSCI 453: Data Science: Statistical Learning, Modeling and Prediction

  • DSCI 454: Data Visualization and Analytics

  • DSCI 432: Spatial Statistics for Near Surface, Surface, and Subsurface Modeling

  • DSCI 452: Applied Data Science Research 

Admissions advisors are available to provide personal assistance, answer questions and introduce candidates to the application process.

Admission Requirements

  • Online application

  • Personal statement/essay

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a STEM field from an accredited institution (either already complete, or will be complete before you enroll) 

  • $50 application fee

  • Current resume/CV

  • Unofficial transcripts

  • Test scores for GMAT or GRE (waiver available)

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • Summer 2022 start date: May 9, 2022 (application deadline: April 15, 2022)

  • Fall 2022 start date: Aug. 29, 2022 (application deadline: July 29, 2022)

  • International applicants: Minimum 90 TOEFL, 7.0 IELTS, or 61 Pearson Academic required (waiver available)