Data Engineering

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 10.7 k / Semester(s) Deadline: Jun 1, 2023
251–300 place StudyQA ranking:735 Duration:2 years You need IELTS certificate

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Data engineering is an emerging profession concerned with big data approaches to data acquisition, data management and data analysis. The two-year programme offers fascinating and profound insights into the foundations, methods and technologies of these rapidly growing areas. Core components of the programme and areas of specialisation include the following:

  • The Big Data Challenge
  • Data Analytics
  • Big Data Bases and Cloud Services
  • Principles of Statistical Modelling
  • Data Acquisition Technologies
  • Big Data Management
  • Machine Learning
  • Semantic Web and Internet of Things
  • Data Visualisation and Image Processing
  • Document Analysis
  • Internet Security and Privacy
  • Legal Foundations of Data Engineering and Data Ethics
  • Statistical Modelling and Predictive Analytics
  • Language Courses

Educational organisation

Students take a tailor-made curriculum comprising lectures, tutorials, laboratory trainings and hands-on projects. In a unique setting, students also team up with industry professionals in selected courses. The programme takes two years to complete.

Study abroad unit(s)

Opportunities to study abroad are organised on an individual basis.


The programme supports student internships in industry and research.

Course objectives

Demand for data engineers is massive - in industry, commerce and the public sector. From IT to finance, from automotive to oil and gas, from health to retail, companies and institutions in almost every domain need experts for data acquisition, data management and data analysis. With an MSc degree in Data Engineering, you will excel in this most exciting, rewarding, and lucrative field. Likewise, an MSc degree in Data Engineering allows you to move on to a PhD and to a career in science and research.

Language requirements

English language proficiency test (not required for students whose undergraduate education was conducted in English)

Academic requirements

BSc or equivalent (minimum three years of study)

Job opportunities

Student assistant jobs are possible, depending on availability.

Funding opportunities within the university

All applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships. Additional stipends are offered to highly gifted and motivated students, depending on availability.

Arrival support

Before classes start, Jacobs University offers an orientation week, during which all important information for new students (residence permits, insurance, student life, academic matters, administrative issues etc.) is provided.

Services and support for international students

Students from over 100 nations live and learn at Jacobs University. Learning groups are small. Every student has a personal academic advisor. An on-campus counselling service is available.


Jacobs University offers accommodation in four residential colleges. Each college has its own dining room, recreational lounge, study areas, and common and group meeting rooms. Room and board is 500 EUR per month and can be requested during the application process.
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