Uruguay’s Technological University (UTEC) offers a Professional Masters degree in Data Science, with a strong entrepreneurial component, with academic support from MIT J-WEL (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and a strategic alliance with the Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School.
Through a blended learning methodology, the acquisition of hard and soft skills is fostered through:
With the Masters’ final project, students will have the opportunity to apply for human resource and seed capital financing funds offered by one of the three local organizations supporting the program: the Uruguayan National Research and Innovation Agency (ANII).
The objective is for students to dominate the foundations of data science, statistics and machine learning, while being capable of developing new lines of businesses within their companies and leading decision-making processes in their teams.
The program blends online graduate-level courses with on-site workshops that expose students to entrepreneurship and data science. We also provide academic support from UTEC and MIT facilitators, exclusive to our students throughout the whole program, to add value to the online learning experience.
Application and admission process
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In order to successfully follow the program’s curricula, high proficiency in linear algebra, multivariate calculus, Python and a good command of the English language are required.
The second generation of the program starts on January 2020. The first one started on May 16th 2019.
Between 16 and 18 months.
An average of 20 hours for the hybrid courses and 40 hours for the on-site workshops
The tuition fee for the Professional Masters in Data Science is USD 6310. We offer every candidate an Installment Payment Plan. Tuition fee for PON Global - Montevideo, offered by the Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law school (optional for our Masters’ students), is USD 3700.
Enrollment is now open for the second generation, which starts in January 2020, and will remain so until december 2019.
The subjects are taught in English
The program combines between six and eight weeks of on-site workshops in Uruguay with online asynchronous courses and synchronous video conference sessions.
At LATU Technological Park in Montevideo, Uruguay.
The on-site workshops are intensive, starting at 9:00AM and ending at 6:00PM. The synchronous classes will be taught at 8:00AM and 6:00PM (Uruguay time). The MITx MicroMasters Program asynchronous classes will be available for students to take them whenever it is most convenient for them.
Once the Probability, Data Analysis, Statistics, Machine Learning and the final exam are completed and passed, a MITx MicroMasters credential in Statistics and Data Science is issued.
Participants in PON Global who take part in all sessions and negotiation simulations will also receive an official certificate of completion from the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.
Once the whole program is completed and the necessary credits are obtained, students will gain their Professional Masters in Data Science degree, issued by UTEC
CoLAB is a hub of disruptive educational projects. This initiative is possible thanks to Uruguay’s institutional soundness and its ability to innovate in the provision of public services. Breakthroughs in digital inclusion position Uruguay as an interlocutor that dialogues with world-renowned higher education institutions. The Program in Data Science is the result of the first agreement established between CoLAB and an elite university such as the MIT.
The Technological University (UTEC) shapes high-quality professionals, entrepreneurs and innovators for the XXI century, promoting training in the most recent technological trends, which in turn will have a direct impact on production systems, and promote the creation of new sectors within the economy and the creation of new professional profiles. Focused on innovation and committed to Uruguay's strategic guidelines and production needs, UTEC brings forth quality educational proposals in fields such as engineering, arts and applied sciences, offering also online diplomas.