• Application Deadline
  • 126 days


The Foundations of Data Science Professional Certificate, which is offered by EdX in partnership with University of California, Berkeley - UC BerkeleyX, gives you a new lens to explore the issues and problems that you care about. You’ll learn how to combine data with Python programming skills to ask questions and explore problems that you encounter in any field of study, in a future job, and even in everyday life.

This program will help you become a data scientist by teaching you how to analyze a diverse array of real data sets including economic data, geographic data and social networks. Typically, the information will be incomplete and there will be some uncertainty involved. You will then study inference, which will help you quantify uncertainty and measure the accuracy of your estimates. Finally, you will put all of your knowledge together and learn about prediction using machine learning.

The program focuses on a set of core concepts and techniques that have broad applicability. Unlike “bootcamps” for programmers, it presents data science as a way of thinking, in which interpretation and communication are as important as computation and statistical methods.

We all have to be able to think critically and make decisions based on data. Thus, the program aims to make data science accessible to everyone.

It is designed specifically for students who have not previously taken statistics or computer science courses. No prior programming experience is needed. The program is based on Data 8, Berkeley’s fastest-growing class, taken by 1,000+ students each semester.

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Job Outlook

  • Data Science is one of the fastest growing job areas in the US, drawing demand from a variety of industries including technology, manufacturing, retail, government, and finance.
  • An enormous variety of organizations need to augment their capacity to make effective data-driven decisions.
  • The average salary for an Entry Level Data Scientist is $118,748. (Source: Glassdoor)

What You'll Learn:

  • How to think critically about data and draw robust conclusions based on incomplete information.
  • Computational thinking and skills, including the Python 3 programming language for visualizing and analyzing data.
  • How to make predictions based on machine learning.
  • How to interpret and communicate data and results using a vast array of real-world examples.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 126 days
    • Intensity 6 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description
      5-6 weeks per course, 4-6 hours per week, per course
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Data Science: Computational Thinking with Python
  • Foundations of Data Science: Prediction and Machine Learning
  • Foundations of Data Science: Inferential Thinking by Resampling

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    297 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 297 USD per module and a duration of 126 days.
  • National

    297 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 297 USD per module and a duration of 126 days.
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Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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