Education

The Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering's teaching takes place in the bachelor's programme Data Science and Knowledge Engineering and two master's programmes Artificial Intelligence and Data Science for Decision Making.

DKE education news

  • DKE graduation 2019

    DKE’s Class of 2019: what’s next?

    Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    Following the graduation ceremonies on July 11 and 12, we asked four brand new graduates about their next steps in life. We also asked them to reflect – perhaps for the last time – on their time at DKE.

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  • FSE Hackathon champions 2019

    FSE students place first in international hackathon

    Tuesday, June 4, 2019

    A group of bachelor’s students of the Maastricht Science Programme (MSP) and Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE) won the Eramet challenge at the VivaTechnology Hackathon in Paris during the weekend of 18 May.

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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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  • 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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  • Penros and students

    The Road to Maastricht

    Thursday, January 31, 2019

    What would you ask someone who, in the words of the organizers, played a major role in the story of science in the last 70 years?

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  • KE@Work - Cake

    Five years KE@Work, more A-team than Beauty and the Beast

    Monday, January 21, 2019

    What makes the KE@Work partnership unique, and which philosophy is behind the programme’s collaboration?

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  • Reimagine Education Award DKE

    Two silver Reimagine Education Awards for KE@Work

    Tuesday, December 4, 2018

    KE@Work won a silver award in the category Best Employer-University Partnership during the gala ceremony in San Francisco.

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  • FHS - DKE KE@Work

    KE@Work shortlisted for 2018 Reimagine Education awards

    Thursday, November 15, 2018

    The honours path for bachelor students of the Data Science and Knowledge Engineering programme, KnowledgeEngineering@Work or KE@Work, is shortlisted for the 2018 Reimagine Education awards. The reputable Reimagine awards seek to reward education innovators from around the globe.

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  • 1 study & 3 jobs

    Thursday, September 20, 2018

    Three Artificial Intelligence alumni talk about their work. Marloes van Eijk is a data scientist/advisor at the Public Prosecution Service, Gijs-Jan Roelofs is a freelance consultant and Inge Lemmens is chief technology officer at PNA Group.

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  • Keuzegids Master's - Top Rated Programme

    Data Science for Decision Making best Master's programme in it's category

    Wednesday, March 7, 2018

    The ‘Keuzegids Masters 2018’, released today, ranks DKE's Master programme in Data Science for Decision Making 1st place in the country for the category for Theoretical Master for Computer Science. Due to its high score, it has also received the "topopleiding" seal, which means that it belongs to the best Masters programmes in the Netherlands.

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  • Innovative Data Science research project wins award

    Thursday, January 25, 2018

    A research project titled 'Intelligent games for assessing cognitive, social and physical capacities of elderly and children' was awarded a prize at the Pre-Dies Natalis symposium 'The Future of a Data-Driven Society'.

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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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  • SSCAIT Logo

    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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  • 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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  • graduates KE@work

    KE@Work: First 10 students in academic work/study track to graduate

    Monday, July 11, 2016

    On Wednesday, 13 July 2016 the first 10 bachelor's students to complete the work/study track KnowledgeEngineering@Work, a programme unique in the Netherlands,  graduated.

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DKE student handbook

DKE student handbook

This study guide provides information on the educational programme of the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE) part of the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE).

Download the DKE student handbook (pdf)

Project-Centred Learning

Project-Centred Learning (PCL) is a teaching method used in all of the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering’s programmes. Students study in small groups and the gained knowledge is applied to projects linked to the curriculum. The results of these projects are presented to teachers and fellow students.

Projects have included:

  •  Intelligent search engines
  •  Vision recognition systems
  •  Traffic simulation
  •  Analysis of ECGs
  •  Interactive mathematics courses

Skills training

PCL incorporates a number of important skills that are important to future employers. These skills include:

  • Interview techniques
  • Project planning
  • Presentation techniques
  • Working in teams

Student projects

DKE student projects

At DKE, students are continuously exposed to interesting projects. Individual and group projects help our students to test their newly obtained knowledge and improve their abilities to solve real-world problems. Please note that due to work on cutting-edge technologies also in collaborations with outstanding companies, only a fraction of our past student projects are shown. Many project results have to be kept confidential due to non-disclosure agreements.

Take a look at DKE student projects

Diploma Supplement

Maastricht University issues a Diploma Supplement (DS) for its degree programmes. The DS is issued in English, given automatically and free of charge to every student upon graduation.
 
The DS is an internationally recognised document attached to the diploma in which the nature, level, context, content and status of the successfully completed degree programme is evaluated independently, as stated in the certificate in question of which the DS forms an integral part. It is free from any value judgments and concerns exclusively the degree programme followed by the student. The aim of the Diploma Supplement is to stimulate international ‘transparency’ and recognition of certificates obtained at home or abroad.