Fundamentals of Data Science (Technical)

Learn the technical skills you need to apply the powerful insights of data science to your work. Developed by the pioneering Data Science team at the University of Southampton – ranked among the top 100 universities globally.
This course is designed to introduce you to the theoretical components of data science and give you hands-on experience in producing solutions to data science problems using Python. 

The course runs over 6 weeks and is broken down into manageable weekly topics: 
Week 1: Welcome and course information (Welcome and introduction to the course; What data science is and why it’s important; A ‘hands-on’ Jupyter familiarisation activity; Python Primer; Glossary of terminology)
Week 2: Introduction to core concepts and technologies (The data science process; A data science toolkit; Types of data and example applications) 
Week 3: Data collection and management (Sources of data; Data collection and APIs; Exploring and fixing data; Data storage and management; Using multiple data sources) 
Week 4: Data analysis (Introduction to statistics; Basic machine-learning algorithms) 
Week 5: Data visualisation (Types of data visualisation; Data for visualisation; Technologies for visualisation) 
Week 6: Future of data science (An exploration of the future of data science) 

After successfully completing the course, you’ll be able to: 
  • Understand key concepts in data science and their real-world applications 
  • Explain how data is collected, managed and stored in the context of data science 
  • Implement data collection and management scripts using MongoDB 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of statistics and machine-learning concepts vital for data science 
  • Produce Python code to statistically analyse a dataset 
  • Plan and generate visualisations from data using tools such as Python and Bokeh 
  • Work effectively with live data and utilise the opportunities presented by cloud services 

Education provider:  

Southampton Data Science Academy

Southampton Data Science Academy forms part of the Web Science Institute at the University of Southampton - ranked among the top 100 of universities globally.  

Developed in partnership with leading global education specialists Cambridge Education Group (CEG), the Academy bridges the data skills gap in today’s increasingly data-driven world through world-class training and education from industry-leading academics and thought leaders in the field of data science.

CEG Digital partners with prestigious, high quality UK universities to deliver online or blended courses to a global market on a part-time, flexible basis. Courses are delivered using cutting-edge, tablet friendly technology and sector leading pedagogy. 
Southampton Data Science Academy training is CPD accredited, meaning it has reached the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) standards and benchmarks.

Start dates:
  • TBA
Course fee: 1500 GBP per person, inclusive of VAT

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