Data Science / Data Analytics / Computational Social Science

Since the advent of computers, individuals and organizations increasingly process information digitally. Vast amounts of data are stored in computer information systems and networks, but for this information to be useful, it must be searchable and retrievable. That requires the intelligent design of databases and retrieval systems using natural language processing and text/web/network analytics.

Data analysis is essential for planning and decision-making that align with individual or organizational goals.  Practitioners play important roles in helping organizations achieve success, from assessing management networks to improving system effectiveness to leading comprehensive information management strategic development.

Coursework will reflect computational, cognitive and social aspects, including study of the social impact of information technologies. Courses may include data manipulation, data analysis, online searching and databases, information retrieval, data mining, database design, economics, game theory, and electronic commerce.

Mastery courses:

Pathways:

  • Business analyst/IT analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Database analyst/Systems analyst
  • Software engineer
  • ICT and development consultant/Non-profit ICT specialist/Civic technologist