Code: SCI3073

Extent:

  • 20-25 cr for students of the Aalto schools of technology
  • 24 cr for students of the School of Art, Design and Architecture and the School of Business

Language: English

Professors in charge: Professor Harri Lähdesmäki (SCI) & Assistant Professor Pekka Malo (BIZ)

Administrative contact: Anu Kuusela

Target group: All Aalto master students who want to sharpen their data analysis skills and be educated on the application of data science methods to different domains.

Application procedure: If you are interested in taking the minor, please send your confirmed HOPS to Study Coordinator Anu Kuusela (anu.kuusela@aalto.fi).

Quotas: No quotas for the minor; separate courses may have space for only a limited number of students. If you are not admitted to a course, you will have to choose another course.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites for the minor as a whole, but some courses may have their own prerequisites. The prerequisites can be checked in the course descriptions; if in doubt, please consult the teacher of the course.

Content and structure of the minor

We live in the information age, where a deluge of data is being generated by human activity, scientific data collection processes, business transactions, and adoption of new technologies. Distilling the information contained in such big volumes of data has the potential to transform science, technology, business, and arts, and to revolutionise the organisation and functioning of society. Data science is a new discipline that has emerged and its objective is to provide the students with knowledge of the underlying theory and with the necessary tools to cope with the data revolution. The goal of the Analytics and Data Science minor in Aalto is to educate students on becoming proficient in making sense of such big data, and in applying data analysis skills to their domain of expertise.

The minor is structured in four subareas. Students need to complete courses from different subareas, as indicated in the course description below.

Structure

The minor is composed of elective courses in four subareas:

SF: Statistical foundations
CM: Computational methods
BA: Business analytics
AP: Applications

Subarea

Code

Name

Credits

Period

1) AT LEAST ONE COURSE FROM THE SF SUBAREA

 SFCS-E5710

Bayesian Data Analysis

5I-II

SF

MS-C1620

Statistical Inference

5

III-IV

SF

MS-C2128

Prediction and Time Series Analysis*

5

II

SF

ISM-E1003

Predictive Analytics*

6

IV

SF

MS-E2112

Multivariate Statistical Analysis

5

III-IV

2) AT LEAST ONE COURSE FROM THE CM SUBAREA

CM

CS-E4710

Machine Learning: Supervised Methods

5

I-II

CM

CS-E4650

Methods of Data Mining

5

I-II

CM

CS-E4840

Information Visualization

5

IV

CM

CS-E4190

Cloud software and systems

5

I-II

CM

CS-E4580

Programming Parallel Computers

5

V

CM

CS-E4830

Kernel Methods in Machine Learning

5

III-IV

CM

CS-E4800

Artificial Intelligence

5

III-IV

CMELEC-E5422Convex Optimization I5I-II
CMELEC-E5431Large Scale Data Analysis5III-IV

3) SELECT AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING

BA

MS-E2134

Decision Making and Problem Solving

5

III-IV

BA

23E47000

Digital Marketing

6

I, V

BA

30E03000

Data Science for Business

6

III

BA

ISM-C2002

MySQL for Data Analytics

6

I

BA

57E00500

Capstone: Business Intelligence

6


BA

31E40100

History of Economic Growth and Crisis

6II

AP

CS-E5740

Complex Networks

5

II

AP

MS-C2103

Design of Experiments and Statistical Models (in Finnish only)

5

III

AP

MS-E2177

Seminar on Case Studies in Operation Research (in Finnish only)

5

III-V

AP

ELEC-E5510

Speech Recognition

5

II

AP

GIS-E4020

Advanced Spatial Analytics L

5

III-IV

AP

ELEC-E5550

Statistical Natural Language Processing L

5

III-IV

AP

30E03500

Data Science for Business II

6

IV

AP

CS-E4870

Research Project in Machine Learning and Data Science

5-10

I-II

APELEC-E5410Signal Processing for Communication5I-II
APELEC-E5440Statistical Signal Processing5I-II
AP/BA31E00910Applied Microeconometrics I6I
AP/BA31E00700Labor Economics6IV
AP/BA31E16000Development Economics II6IV

* The courses MS-C2128 and ISM-E1003 are alternative, i.e. the student can include only one of them in the degree.