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 21th 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


  • 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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  • UM Artificial Intelligence student wins multiple awards

    UM student of Artificial Intelligence wins multiple awards

    Tuesday, October 11, 2016

    Dennis Soemers won the award for the best student paper at the annual IEEE...

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    • Photo by Maastricht University, Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering

      Good luck to our first year students who have their first phase project presentations today!

      As part of your bachelors and masters at DKE you have to undergo projects. Each semester you are given a project that you have to complete working in a small team.

      #DKE #ComputerScience #KnowledgeEngineering

      3 days 16 hours ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University, Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering

      Full house at our first session at our Master's Open Day!

      #umdke #ummod17

      1 week 2 days ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University, Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering

      After passing the first round of competition these students are taking part in the Wiskunde Olympiade in our lecture hall at Tapijn. High school students from all over the south of Limburg come to take part and the winners will move onto the national competition.

      The students competing are all different ages and all have different plans for life after high-school some dreaming of the stars others maybe even future DKE students.
      #Mathematics #UMDKE #futureDKE

      1 week 3 days ago