Prepare yourself to become a leader in the growing field of data analysis with a Master of Science in Engineering in Data Science from the University of California, Riverside. The online Master of Science in Engineering with a specialization in Data Science can teach you to distill valuable insights from sizable amounts of data.
Coursework is designed to allow graduates to develop efficient techniques to identify, analyze and visualize hidden patterns within data groups to extract critical information.
Graduate in as few as 13 months
No residency requirement
Choose one of six specializations
Enjoy flexible admissions and three start dates
We live in a time when the world’s citizens effortlessly create enormous amounts of data that require storage and analyzation. From simple texts and videos to private financial and medical data, the demand for professionals with data science and analytical skills has created many lucrative possibilities.
IT data scientists can work for a variety of companies, such as IBM, American Express and Amazon.
$100K – $130K
DATA SCIENTIST ANNUAL SALARY**
$80K – $100K
DATA VISUALIZATION SPECIALIST ANNUAL SALARY**
DATA SCIENTIST MEDIAN ANNUAL INCOME
According to career site Glassdoor.com, data scientists can earn approximate annual salaries of $100,000 to $130,000, while data visualization specialists’ base earnings start around $80,000 and can reach $100,000.
Employment for data scientists is expected to grow 11% from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.*
The data science specialization encompasses an extensive list of possible career paths due to the overwhelming need for data professionals in nearly every industry. Medical, financial, telecommunications, government, science and retail companies now require professionals for their data science, data analysis and data visualization departments.
Our masters in data science program is conducted 100% online for your convenience. You can graduate in as few as 13 months without interrupting your current job. You might even be qualified to receive financial assistance from your current employer.
The courses aim to provide you with a sound foundation to meet the current need for data management and administration professionals. If you have engineering experience or a bachelor’s in engineering, regardless of emphasis, we invite you to learn more about the online data science master’s program.
The University of California, Riverside has been recognized by a number of academic publications for a variety of different programs and attributes. In 2013, Leiden Ranking named UC Riverside No. 10 in the world for natural sciences and engineering. In its most recent graduate school rankings, U.S. News & World Report counted UC Riverside among the top 33 percent of engineering schools in the nation. The publication also ranked UCR tied for No. 33 in diversity, an honor that reflects our longstanding commitment to cultural, professional and geographical diversity.
The University of California, Riverside is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Regional accreditation assures students that UC Riverside meets the highest standards in terms of learning opportunities and a commitment to self-improvement.
Victory Media selected UC Riverside as a “Military Friendly School” for 2018, acknowledging our longstanding commitment to providing educational opportunities for transitioning veterans. The list recognizes only the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to assist U.S. military service members and veterans as students.
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Take charge of your future with an online Master of Science in Engineering
The University of California, Riverside
One of the 10 universities that make up the prestigious University of California system, UC Riverside takes great pride in its reputation as a premier research institution, with $115 million in annual research funding. We are a pillar of academic diversity, attracting innovative minds from all demographics and walks of life.
Bourns College of Engineering
The Bourns College of Engineering at the University of California, Riverside has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the top public engineering college of its size in the nation. We are a leader in engineering research, receiving more than $30 million for sponsored research annually.
Cost of Attendance Tuition
Per Credit Hour: $833
Total Tuition: $29,988
Application Fee: $80 non-refundable fee
Books/Supplies: Other additional fees include books and an online
proctoring service. The online proctoring service charges $16 for the first hour and $7 per each additional hour.
The following criteria are considered during the admission process for the M.S. in Engineering program:
A bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field from an accredited institution.
TOEFL or IELTS scores (for international applicants).
Evidence of significant professional engineering experience.
The online Master of Science in Engineering is a comprehensive engineering program that encompasses both leadership strategy and technical skills. Coursework includes 16 credits of core engineering classes, plus 16 credits within your specialization, helping you tailor the program to your area of expertise. To accommodate busy professionals, the online Master of Science in Engineering does not include a required residency. Instead, students participate in 4 one-credit capstone courses throughout the program, providing a rich learning experience that comes with maximum flexibility.
Core (16 credit hours)
Engineering in the Global Environment (4)
Technology Innovation and Strategy for Engineers (4)
Introduction to Systems Engineering (4)
Principles of Engineering Management (4)
Bioengineering Specialization (16 credit hours)
Engineering Analysis of Physiological Systems (4)
Cellular and Molecular Engineering (4)
Integration of Computational and Experimental Biology (4)
Biotransport Phenomena (4)
Materials at the Nanoscale Specialization (16 credit hours)
Thermodynamic Foundations of Materials (4)
Crystal Structure and Bonding (4)
Nanoscale Science and Engineering (4)
Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems (4)
Environmental Engineering (Water) Specialization (16 credit hours)
Water Chemistry in Natural and Engineered Systems (4)
Physical and Chemical Separation Processes (4)
Biological Treatment Processes (4)
Advanced Treatment Systems (4)
Electrical Engineering (Power Systems) Specialization (16 credit hours)
Intro to Engineering Optimization Techniques (4)
Power Systems Analysis (4)
Power Electronics (4)
Electric Drives (4)
Introduction to Smart Grid (4)
Power System Steady State and Market (4)
Mechanical Engineering Specialization (16 credit hours)
Plasma-aided Manufacturing and Materials Processing (4)
Secure and Reliable Control Systems (4)
Sustainable Product Design (4)
Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics (4)
Capstone (4 credit hours)
Capstone Course A, B, C, D (1)