Professional Master offered by UTEC (Uruguay) with academic support from the MIT Institute for Data, Systems and Society (IDSS) (USA)

Next start: August 26th, 2020

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Be part of Latin America’s next generation of Data Science experts

With a blended learning approach, the acquisition of hard and soft skills is fostered through:

  • 4 core online courses offered by the MITx MicroMasters Program in Statistics and Data Science in edX, with exclusive support from MIT-IDSS recitation instructors and UTEC facilitators, through weekly synchronous interactive online sessions.
  • Three mandatory on-site workshops in Uruguay offered by UTEC and MIT experts.
  • Elective subjects offered by MITx, UTEC and UdelaR.

NEXT START:
AUGUST 2020

DURATION:
24 MONTHS

DEDICATION:
20 HOURS WEEKLY

LANGUAGE:
ENGLISH

The driving force behind our program

The objective is for students to dominate the foundations of data science, statistics and machine learning, while being capable of developing new lines of business within their companies and leading decision-making processes in their teams.

Articulation with the productive sector

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).

Through the GSL-PRO, four-week intensive workshop in Uruguay with instructors from MIT, students will work in the creation of a new venture and/or a new line of business, which they will pitch to a panel of local entrepreneurs.

Articulation with the productive sector

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).

Through the GSL-PRO, four-week intensive workshop in Uruguay with instructors from MIT Misti, students will work in the creation of a new venture and/or a new line of business, which they will pitch to a panel of local entrepreneurs.

One step towards the frontier of knowledge

Admission requisites

  • Bachelor's degree
  • High proficiency in linear algebra, multivariate calculus and Python
  • Good command of English

Application and admission process

  • Click on the ‘Contact Us’ button below
  • Send in your CV and letter of motivation in english
  • Arrange an interview with our Academic Office

FAQ

We try to answer a series of frequently asked questions that tend to be the cause of many doubts. In case you have a question that is not covered below, please send us an email at ds@datascience.edu.uy.

Holding a bachelor’s degree, high proficiency in linear algebra, multivariate calculus, Python and a good command of the English language.

The second generation of the program starts on the 26th of August 2020. The first one started on May 16th 2019.

Between 20 and 24 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 6990 for cash payments or 11 installments of USD 699 in case you choose for an Installment Payment Plan.

Enrollment is now open and will remain so until the 14th of August 2020.

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 5:00PM. The synchronous classes will be taught at 8:00AM and/or 6:00PM (UYT). 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, the degree obtained is that of MicroMasters in Statistics and Data Science, issued by edX under the name of MITx.

Students will also gain an IDSS Certificate for MicroMasters Programs in Statistics and Data Science certifying learning completion of IDSS recitation portion of the program.

Once the whole program is completed and the necessary credits are obtained, students will gain their Professional Master in Data Science degree, issued by UTEC.

The goal of the recitations is to facilitate learning through theoretical and coding exercises as well as weekly live instructor-learner and learner-learner interactions.

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The Program in Data Science is a collaboration between MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and CoLAB Uruguay, an alliance of three Uruguayan public institutions: UTEC, ANII and Plan Ceibal. The program's objective is to position Uruguay as a regional hub of disruptive educational projects in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and ICTs, which have a strong link with productive development.

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 like MIT.

Our partnership with the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) connects learners to world-renowned faculty, cutting-edge academics, and expert support. Read more about our partnership with IDSS.

CoLAB Uruguay’s team

Virginia Robano
Virginia Robano
Director
Natalia Castro
Natalia Castro
Academic coordinator
Victoria Asti
Victoria Asti
Project coordinator
Mariana Geisinger
Mariana Geisinger
Project coordinator
Pilar Cora
Pilar Cora
Communications analyst