Data Science and Machine Learning Capstone Project, Certificate | Part time online | edX - online learning platform | United States
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Data Science and Machine Learning Capstone Project in collaboration with IBMx. Create a project that you can use to showcase your Data Science skills to prospective employers. 

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Apply various data science and machine learning techniques to analyze and visualize a data set involving a real life business scenario and build a predictive model.

Now that you've taken several courses on data science and machine learning, it’s time to put your learning to work on a data problem involving a real life scenario. 

Employers really care about how well you can apply your knowledge and skills to solve real world problems, and the work you do in this capstone project will make you stand out in the job market.

In this Data Science and Machine Learning Capstone Project program offered by EdX in partnership with IBMx, you’ll explore data sets in New York’s 311 system, which is used by New Yorkers to report complaints for the non-emergency problems they face. 

Upon being reported, various agencies in New York get assigned to resolve these problems.

The data related to these complaints is available in the New York City Open Dataset. On investigation, one can see that in the last few years the 311 complaints coming to the Department of Housing Preservation and Development in New York City have increased significantly.

By the end of this course, you will have used real world data science tools to create a showcase project and demonstrate to employers that you are job ready and a worthy candidate in the field of data science.

Programme Structure

What you will learn

  • Demonstrate knowledge of Data Science and Machine Learning

  • Apply Data Science process to a real life scenario

  • Explore New York City - 311 Complaints and Housing datasets

  • Analyze and Visualize data using Python

  • Perform feature engineering exercise using Python

  • Build and validate predictive machine learning model using Python

  • Create and share Actionable Insights to real life data problems

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 42 days
    • 3 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


Completed following courses or proficiency in these topics:

  • Python Basics for Data Science
  • Analyzing Data with Python
  • Visualizing Data with Python
  • Machine Learning with Python

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