The MCS-DS is a non-thesis degree that requires 32 credit hours of coursework. Students can complete the eight courses required for the MCS-DS at their own pace, in as little as one year or up to five years. Students receive lectures through the Coursera platform, but are advised and assessed by Illinois faculty and teaching assistants on the rigorous set of assignments, projects, and exams required for university degree credit.
The core Applied Machine Learning course focuses on tool-oriented and problem-directed lessons in machine learning. Application areas include computer vision, natural language processing, interpreting accelerometer data, and understanding audio data.
The core Data Visualization course shows how to present data effectively for human understanding, starting with database visualization tools like Tableau and concluding with programming with D3.js to create reactive web pages for narrative data storytelling.
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