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'.

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  • 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

  • MaTHiSiS Turtlebot

    Smart devices tailor their teaching to your emotions

    Thursday, May 16, 2019

    For the European Horizon 2020 innovation project MaTHiSiS, researchers taught machines how to teach you by learning from watching you learn.

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  • T500

    11 DKE students listed in Dutch ‘Top 500 tech talents under 26’

    Wednesday, May 8, 2019

    Technology conference TNW catalogues 500 of the Dutch tech world’s most talented people under the age of 26. This year’s list – the T500 – features three alumni and eight current students of the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE). Among them is Dirk Bongers, DKE master's student.

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  • promotie data science

    Big data in healthcare

    Thursday, April 25, 2019

    How can you further improve healthcare with the use of ‘big data’? That question is central to many scientific studies worldwide. Last month, two PhD candidates at Maastricht University defended their theses based on this same key question.

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  • game theory

    Using game theory to treat cancer

    Monday, March 25, 2019

    Dr. Kateřina Staňková discusses using game theory for cancer treatment on Australia’s ABC Radio National (interview in English).

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  • Master's Open Day 16 March 2019

    Another successful Open Day at Maastricht University

    Monday, March 18, 2019 Read more
  • Math/Maastricht, an alternative guide to the city

    Math/Maastricht, an alternative guide to the city

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    What do the Basilica of Saint Servatius, the bear pit at Aldenhofpark and the gate to the university library have in common? One: they’re special places to visit, and two: they all somehow remind Maastricht University’s math-oriented researchers of their work.

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  • keuzegids masters 2019

    UM number one in ‘Keuzegids Masters 2019’

    Wednesday, March 6, 2019

    According to the Keuzegids Masters 2019, Maastricht University is the best university in the Netherlands, a shared position with the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. 

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  • Thomas Cleij appointed as new Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering

    Thursday, February 28, 2019

    The Executive Board of Maastricht University (UM) has appointed Prof. dr. Thomas Cleij as the new dean of the Faculty of Science & Engineering.

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  • Philippe Debie

    Odd one out: student presents bachelor thesis at esteemed conference

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    Philippe Debie is literally going the extra mile to present his bachelor thesis at a renowned international conference in Santiago, Chile.

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  • ICT4Life

    ICT care solutions for patients with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s Disease

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    As part of the European consortium behind the ICT4Life project, Dr. Stelios Asteriadis and his group developed personalized care solutions for patients with neurodegenerative disorders.

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