Our course is not comparable to a full 2-3 year masters program. A holistic Masters Program (such as the market leading Masters of Data Science & Innovation at UTS) involves entire courses on statistics, data visualisation, internship programs and specialist electives in deep learning and others. However this program is specially designed for people who fall in the ‘gap’ between frustrating online courses and full-blown masters programs. Our course contains all the content (and more) of an introductory Machine Learning course at a Masters level and hence can even serve as the perfect ‘taster’ for those interested in pursuing further, deeper studies.
I don’t have a background in coding or maths - can I do this course’
There is minimal assumed knowledge. You absolutely do not have to have a background in mathematics or coding to undertake this course. In fact, our teaching experience has been exactly this; working with students from a variety of technical and non-technical (such as accountants, lawyers, architects etc) backgrounds. This underpins a fundamental difference in how some education programs teach data science. We are teaching you to be practitioners and not researchers, hence we don’t spend weeks diving deep into dense academic papers but instead focus on practical applications and business use cases.
We also get to know each student before they enter the program and design pre-work programs for each as needed to fill any gaps.
Will I get enough out of this course, it is only 10 days?
A ten day program is around 70-75 contact hours with a typical Masters level course having around half of that. Our vision is to give you all the core things you need (plus pointers to the ancillary ones) to catapult you on your way into this field.
No bootcamp (2 weeks or 3 months) can honestly claim you will ‘Become a data scientist’ in this format or time-frame, hence our belief of the difference between our course and longer ones (besides the huge inconvenience for working people) is just time.
Why pay tens of thousands for this time when you can get all the tools you need to set you on your way in a fraction of the time and cost?
Will you get me a job?
In order to cover all the material we wish to in this course, we do not have time for extensive career-oriented activities. However we will be inviting in guest speakers from industry & recruitment to assist in giving you the tools and plans to begin your journey. We love building communities and hope to continue to grow the Datanitio community into the future, enhancing opportunities for our graduates.