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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Elements of Data Science MicroBachelor Programme in collaboration with Rice University - RICEx. Across industries, data science is becoming an ever-increasing necessity for organizations to be successful.
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This online Intermediate-level Elements of Data Science MicroBachelor Program offered by edX in collaboration with Rice University - RICEx is designed for working adults looking to pursue a career as a data scientist and roles focused on machine learning. Whether you already work with data in your current role or are interested in the larger field of computer science, this program is designed to build a solid foundation in underlying algorithms and principles of the tools used. 

This Foundational Data Science MicroBachelors program consists of two courses that develop key mathematical skills and explores terminology, models, and algorithms found in signal processing and machine learning.

What you will learn

  • The basic objects of linear algebra – how to compute with them, how they fit together theoretically, and how they can be used to solve real problems
  • Data models and systems for processing signals, images, and big data sets
  • Practical implementation of signal processing and machine learning algorithms on data from the real world
  • Ability to navigate the data science process as an expert instead of relying on trial and error with black box methods

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 6 days
    • Intensity 6 hrs/week
    • Duration description

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  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Math of Data Science: Linear Algebra
  • Discrete Time Signals and Systems
  • Signals, Systems, and Learning

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Regardless of past experience, if any, edX’s MicroBachelors programs can lead the path to a Bachelor’s degree that makes you job-ready today. MicroBachelors programs are built for adult learners looking to progress their career.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    591 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 591 USD for the full programme and a duration of 6 days.
  • National

    591 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 591 USD for the full programme and a duration of 6 days.
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Because MicroBachelors programs are credit-bearing, they are eligible for many employer educational benefit programs; ask your manager if your company offers or matches an investment in education. edX also offers financial assistance to learners who demonstrate that paying the verified certificate fee would cause economic hardship. You can also try a course before buying a MicroBachelors program through the Audit Track.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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