OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM
The following criteria will be strictly followed for admission to this Master program:
The last couple of decades have seen tremendous advancement in artificial intelligence, communications and robotics which is impacting every aspect of our daily life. It is because of these developments that a recent World Economic Forum report on the jobs landscape in 2022 suggests that out of the ten most demanding jobs, seven would be performed by CS/IT graduates. Within these jobs, the focus has been shifting towards the field of Data Science/Artificial Intelligence which is reflected by the fact that the top 2 emerging jobs belong to this category. Phrases like "AI is in the new electricity" or "Data is the new oil" have become new mantras.
It is expected that MS (Data Science) graduates from IBA would not only be hired by the software industry but they would also be well-placed in many service sectors including but not limited to financial institutions, telecommunication organizations, healthcare providers and multi-nationals.
CURRICULUM OF THE PROGRAM
*BS (CS) graduates are exempted from the foundation courses. For other candidates, the interview panel will decide which foundation courses are exempted.
**Students have option to take 1 additional course and an MS Research Project in place of MS Thesis.
DURATION OF THE PROGRAM AND SEMESTER WISE BREAKUP OF WORKLOAD/CREDIT HOUR
The Masters in Data Science program is a program with a total of 4 semesters with a total of 30 credit hours. The semester wise breakup along with credit hours is provided below.
*BS (CS / SE / IT) graduates are exempted from the foundation courses. For other candidates, the interview panel will decide which foundation courses are exempted.
**Students have the option to take 1 additional course and an MS Research Project in place of MS Thesis.