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Program and courses BSc Data Science

Besides the technical side - such as programming, data analytics and mathematics – the program focuses on legal, social, ethical and business aspects relating to Data Science. It is this multidisciplinary approach that will make you stand out on the job market and of great value to businesses and nonprofit organizations alike.

Structure of the program

Because of the special cooperation between Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology, you will be taught by specialists from both universities. During the first year, classes are divided equally between the two locations. Please bear in mind that students have to cover the travel costs themselves (about € 1200 per year). After the first year, there are more opportunities to choose electives as part of your curriculum. Your choices determine at which university location you attend more lectures.

Learning lines

The Curriculum of the Joint Bachelor Data Science is structured along so called 'learning lines'. The courses in a particular learning line depend on each other and offer more advanced topics and skills when moving further into the program. The two main learning lines are Data Analytics and Computer Science. Along these two learning lines, there are four additional learning lines: Cognitive Science, Law and Ethics, Business, and Data Challenges. 

Year 1 Courses
Year 2 Courses
Year 3 Courses
Minors and Elective packages

You will find a detailed description of the courses and required literature in our course catalog.

Go to the course descriptions

Please note: programs are subject to change. We advise you to look up the current program in OSIRIS Student at the start of the year.

Why in Tilburg?

Study Data Science in Tilburg and Eindhoven:

  • This joint bachelor brings together the best of two universities; Tilburg University's expertise in Econometrics, Business Administration and Law is combined with Eindhoven University of Technology's expertise in Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering. Both universities add their expertise in Artificial Intelligence and Statistics.

  • Data Science can only be exploited to its fullest potential by approaching it from multiple disciplines simultaneously. This multidisciplinary character makes our data science program unique in its kind.

  • Throughout the program you will acquire relevant skills that are valuable when you enter the job market, such as working in a team and performing an entrepreneurial pitch. The team work varies from team projects to the joint writing of a research paper. You will learn how to apply theory into practice, for example in the Data Challenges and the Start-ups course. 

  • Data Science will only be growing in importance, given the staggering growth of data every second of every day, and will give you great career opportunities.

Interested in the Bachelor's program in Data Science?

Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application