Data Science in Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
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Technological and societal changes led to an explosion of digitally available data. Exploiting the available data to its fullest extent, in order to improve decision making, increase productivity, and deepen our understanding of scientific questions, is one of today's major challenges. The Data Science in Engineering programme is delivered by Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).


Data science is an emerging discipline that aims to address this challenge. It is a multi-disciplinary domain, where computer science and mathematics play crucial roles, complemented with human-technology interaction, business models and operations management expertise and skills. The Data Science in Engineering is offered by Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).


This is a joint master program of Mathematics and Computer Science which can be studied as a special track in either the Computer Science and Engineering Master or the Industrial and Applied Mathematics Master.


A unique feature of the DS programs is that it is truly multidisciplinary, as expressed by the base competences. This broad base is necessary to become a data scientist. Next to this broad base, there is also the need to specialize and perform research in one or a subset of these competences. The DS programs facilitate this level of specialization, while gaining breadth and practical experience throughout data science. The letter T in T-profilesymbolically captures the broad base leading to specialization


The Master program Computer Science and Engineering and the Master program Industrial and Applied Mathematics are accredited by NVAO (Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie), the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

 Degree structure

The Master's degree program Data Science in Engineering takes 2 years, with 4 quartiles per year. The program consists of the following components:

  • Selection of 6 courses out of list of core courses 
  • Electives
  • Internship 
  • Final project
Core courses Data Science in Engineering

The core courses are:

  • Process Mining
  • Data Mining
  • Algorithms
  • Visualization
  • Real-life data challenges
  • Statistics for Big Data
  • Statistical Learning Theory
  • Probability and Stochastic Processes.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: September entry - Deadline for students applying for the ALSP/HS scholarship: February 1.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

The admission requirements for one of our Master's degree programs depend on your previous education. Some levels of previous education provide direct admission to a Master's program, but it is also possible that you will need to apply for admission. In some cases you need to follow a pre-Master's program first. There are 3 types of previous education:

  • Bachelor's degree from a university in the Netherlands
  • Bachelor's degree from a university in another country
  • Certificate of Higher Vocational Education

Direct progression 
The following Bachelor's degrees completed at our university give you direct access to the Master's in Computer Science and Engineering:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science completed at TU/e

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2006 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2006 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Eindhoven

  • 850 - 1350 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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