Data Science
Data form the basis for many products and services that shape our everyday lives. The MSE in Data Science provides you with the most important methods and tools to process and efficiently organise data, analyse them and use them to generate innovative data-driven products.

Outline of the profession

Professional data scientists are contributing to the design, development and deployment of a huge variety of data products or data pipelines for enterprises and public institutions. The Swiss employment landscape offers you jobs in data engineering, data analysis or data-driven services. From the collection and processing of data, to machine and deep learning or developing data products – you will find the challenges and opportunities to shape your future in nearly every industry.

Profile content

The MSE in Data Science is based on three thematic pillars:

  • Data analytics
  • Data engineering
  • Data-driven products and services

SUPSI profile: main focus

  • Bayesian methods for probabilistic machine learning (Bayesian networks, Bayesian optimization, etc).
  • Deep Learning for Computer Vision.
  • Natural language processing.
  • Projects with national and international companies.

Professional skills

Graduates of the MSE in Data Science are able to apply statistical methods to describe and explore data as well as to draw conclusions from them. You will build data-driven models by using data mining, machine learning and deep learning. You will organise the collection and sourcing of application-specific data from heterogeneous sources. You will also be capable of planning and organising the storage of such data. Developing applications able to process data streams, extract features and apply models to them will be another of your competencies. You will learn to understand business needs with regard to data pipelines and turn analytical results into actions. In addition, you will understand non-technical constraints related to ethics, privacy, security and safety as they relate to data processing in enterprises and public institutions.

Entry skills and enrolment process

Interested students will be individually assessed for their suitability by the respective University of Applied Sciences. The assessment of the entry skills is part of the enrolment process of the respective school.

Recommended theory modules

The theory modules comprise 30 out of 90 ECTS. The modules are taught by professors from all over Switzerland at various locations. You will take these modules together with other MSE students.

Fundamental theoretical principle modules (FTP)

Technical scientific specialization modules (TSM)

Context modules (CM)


Additional skills relative to Bachelor of Science

The MSE Data Science profile will complete your education in the fields of data engineering, data analytics and data-driven products, including advanced competencies in statistics, data mining, machine learning, deep learning, as well as the design, implementation and deployment of data-driven products for enterprises.