FMIPA UB Opens Data Science Study Program

Approaching the admission of new students for the 2023/2024 academic year, Universitas Brawijaya through the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has added a new study program, namely Data Science study program. This study program was established on February 22, 2022 and is under the Statistics Department.

According to the Head of Data Science Study Program, Dr. Adji Achmad Rinaldo F., SSi., MSc., this year Data Science will accept students from three selection pathways, namely National Selection Based on Achievement or SNBP, National Selection Based on Tests or SNBT and Independent Selection.

Dr. Adji Achmad Rinaldo Fernandes, S.Sc., M.Sc., Head of Data Science Study Program (left) with the Dean of FMIPA UB

For the quota, there are 18 students in the SNBP route, 18 students in the SNBT and 24 students in the independent selection. So the total quota for this year is 60 students, according to the respective quota of 30 percent for the SNBP and SNBT pathways and a maximum of 40 percent for the independent pathways,” he explained.

Adji also said that there are 5 things that characterize the Data Science Study Program at UB. “First, Data Science requires a strong basic concept of Statistics, because the main focus is in Statistics. Then integrate statistical concepts with computer technology, because students must be able to automate, then focus on Data Analytics and Data Engineers, equipped with qualified statistical theory and combining machine learning with statistical learning, because there is still a need for a human touch in this science, “he added.

Regarding the teaching staff, Adji said there were already six statistics homebase lecturers. “However, later there will be additions from other faculties such as Faculty of Communication Sciences, according to needs,” he said.

Later, graduates of the Data Science study program will hold a S.SiD title. “The job prospect is to become a data scientist in analytics or data engineer. These two professions will be needed in the future,” he concluded. (VQ/ Humas UB/ Trans. Iir)