Starting in winter semester 2018 at IMC Krems: new technology-focused Data Science and Analytics bachelor programme

In line with Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy’s plan for extending education in the subjects of mathematics, IT, natural sciences and technology (MINT), additional study places are being created for tomorrow’s highly qualified specialists. IMC Krems today received approval for 30 places on the Data Science and Analytics bachelor programme, a technology-centred degree which will begin in the 2018 winter semester.

The new Data Science and Analytics bachelor programme will be taught in English and starts in 2018.

“Together with the Digital Business Innovation and Transformation master degree, which IMC Krems launched this year, the new programme will offer outstanding educational opportunities for professions that are changing in the current age of digital transformation,” commented IMC Krems CEO Ulrike Prommer, who was delighted to secure approval for the additional study places.

“Digitalisation will affect all industries and change the requirements for today’s professional profiles. This makes it all the more important to gain expertise in good time,” explained Harald Mahrer, Minister of Science, Research and Economy, in a press release.

English-language bachelor programme

The new Data Science and Analytics bachelor programme will be taught in English, in a format compatible with part-time employment. Applications for the innovative new degree can be submitted from December 2017. 

Response to technological transformation

In view of the pressing need for additional experts in groundbreaking fields such as IT, which play a decisive part in Austria’s standing as a business location, existing degrees are being adapted and innovative, new study programmes created. According to the Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, this will take place by means of dual degree programmes and various forms of cooperation between universities, universities of applied sciences and businesses which will provide places for trainees.

“Technological transformation is a core challenge for the future. Digitalisation will open up opportunities for Austrian companies and exciting possibilities for our graduates. Jobs in this area are premium positions that play a significant role in our ongoing social and economic development,” the Minister added.

The new study places are subject to accreditation by AQ Austria; once the quality and necessity of the places have been established, the corresponding programmes will begin in the 2018/19 winter semester.

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