Bachelor

Data Science and Knowledge Engineering

Did you program your first app while you were still in kindergarten? Are you married to your laptop? And are you always looking for logical patterns? Then perhaps you have the DNA of a knowledge engineer. In this bachelor's programme, you'll study logic, intelligent search, and machine learning. You'll collect and organise relevant information using mathematics and smart computer techniques. You also use models and computers for data analysis. The ultimate objective is to develop user-friendly software and intelligent systems for -among others-  healthcare, IT, robotics and commercial gaming. Upon graduation, you can look forward to a promising career, as data scientists and knowledge engineers are in high demand. The Harvard Business Review  even labeled data scientist as 'The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century'.

  • I’ve always liked math, and when I am in a computer science class, I try to see the math behind things.
    Valentin Calomme, Data Science and Knowledge Engineering
  • One thing is certain: for me this is the best option!
    Maartje Stokvis, Data Science and Knowledge Engineering

News

  • DKErankingSquare

    Maastricht University ranked 201-250 for Computer Science

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    Maastricht University placed #201-250 out of 1000 universities worldwide in the 2018 Times Higher Education Computer Science subject ranking

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  • Klokhuis Science Award

    UM research nominated for Klokhuis Science Award

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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  • impact

    Rico Möckel wins IMPACT COURSE competition

    Friday, October 6, 2017

    UM researcher Rico Möckel (DKE) won with his intelligent robotic game devices.

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  • DKE - Swarmlab

    Department of Data Science & Knowledge Engineering co-operates in shaping the factory of the future!

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    In the past months DKE has joined forces with several companies from Limburg in the area of industrial robotics with the goal of founding a new Fieldlab in Roermond, filled with state-of-the-art robotic equipment.

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  • Research heart rhythm failures

    Nearly one million euros to cardiac arrhythmia research

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    A major subsidy from the Netherlands Heart Foundation will enable Prof. dr. Paul Volders and Dr. Matthijs Cluitmans to expand their research into ventricular fibrillation.

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  • Eminem

    Rappers more educated than pop artists?

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    DKE student Thomas Vrancken uses text-mining to prove that the vocabulary of rappers is significantly richer than that pop music artists.

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  • Harry Potter

    Extracting spells in Harry Potter

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    How many spells are cast by the characters in the seven Harry Potter books? That’s what master’s students of Data Science for Decision Making Moritz Haine and Markus Dienstknecht wanted to find out in celebration of Harry Potter’s 20th anniversary. To answer their question, they used text mining, an information retrieval technique common in computer science.

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  • DKE - Robotics

    Research at DKE: an important and permanent transfer of knowledge to a broader audience

    Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    Research conducted by the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE) has been positively evaluated by an independent review committee, carried out by the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU).

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    DKE student wins Student StarCraft AI Tournament

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    Martin Rooijackers (Master student Artificial Intelligence at the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering – Maastricht University) and his LetaBot took part in the annual Student StarCraft AI Tournament and won in both the student-division as well as the mixed division!

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  • DKE - Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs 2017

    Knowledge Engineering ranked first in Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs 2017

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    For the fourth time in a row our Bachelor Knowledge Engineering received the Quality Seal “Top Rated Programme” from Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs 2017!

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