Data Science

Data Science

Data Science, a multidisciplinary field, revolves around the extraction, analysis, and interpretation of data to facilitate informed decision-making and problem-solving.

If you’re an aspiring professional looking to begin and advance in the realm of data science, whether it’s in data analysis, machine learning, or business intelligence, this is the ideal degree for you.

Data Science can be categorized into various domains, such as data analysis, machine learning, data engineering, and business intelligence. Data science tools and platforms are tailored to support these domains and their related activities. Data analysis, for instance, focuses on dissecting data to extract insights that can drive organizational strategies.

  • Data Science students embark on a comprehensive journey;
  • starting with foundational courses like Introduction to Data Science and Statistical Analysis.
  • These courses lay the groundwork for understanding data principles and techniques.
  • Our self study courses will help students in preparing for the professional exams

Course Curriculum

As you progress to more advanced stages of your program, you'll delve into Intermediate Data Science I and II. These courses provide a deeper understanding of data science practices, theories, and real-world data analysis. In the latter stages, you'll have the opportunity to specialize in an area of interest by pairing Advanced Data Science Topics with electives of your choice. This allows you to tailor your education to your unique career aspirations.

Course Summary

Bachelor Of Science in Data Science

Study Level
Bsc. Data Science

Study Duration
4 years minimum


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100 Level

     First Semester Units
    MAT 101 – Algebra and Trigonometry 2
     PHY 101 – Mechanics 2
     PHY 103 – General Practical Mechanics 1
     COM 101 – Introduction to Computers 3
     GST 101 – Use of English and Communication Skills I 2
     GST 112 – Nigerian People and Culture 2
     Second Semester Units
    PHY 102 – Electricity & Magnetism 2
    PHY 104 – General Practical Electricity & Magnetism 1
    MAT 102 – Calculus 2
    MAT 104 – Introduction to Statistics 3
     – Problem Solving 3

200 Level

     First Semester Units
     DST 201 – Introduction to Data Science 2
     COM 201 – Discrete Structures 2
     MAT 201 – Mathematical Methods I 2
     COM 205 – Principles of Programming I 3
     Course 6 – Philosophy, Logic and Human Existence 2
     Course 7 – Introduction to Numerical Analysis 2
     Second Semester Units
     COM 202 – Principles of Programming II 3
     Course 1 – Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2
     SIW 200 – SIWES 3
     Course 4 – Sets, Logic and Algebra I 2
     Course 5 – Statistical Computing Inference and Modelling 3
     DST 204 – R Programming 2

300 Level

     First Semester Units
     DST 301 – Ethics and Legal Issues in Data Science 2
     CYS 202 – Introduction to Cyber Security 2
     Course 3 – Peace and Conflict Resolution 2
     Course 4 – Venture Creation 2
     Course 5 – Probability for Data Science 3
     Second Semester Units
     DST 302 – Big Data Computing 2
     DST 304 – Data Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2
     Course 1 – Principles of Database Systems 3
     Course 2 – SIWES II 3

400 Level

     First Semester Units
     Course 1 – Technical Report Writing 3
     Course 2 – Project Management 2
     Course 3 – Design Project 3
     Second Semester Units
     Course 1 – Design Project 3
     DST 401 – Data Visualisation 2

Admission Requirements

Entry requirements for BSc. in Data ScienceHere’s what you need to study for a bachelor’s programme at West Midlands University
A copy of your O- or A-level result.

In no more than two sittings, the outcome must comprise a minimum of five credits in each of the following subjects:

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Two other science-related subjects

Keep in mind that JAMB results are NOT NECESSARY.
After enrollment at the university, the results will be verified.


Available Opportunities for Data Science Holders
A bachelor's degree in data science opens you a wide range of fascinating employment prospects because the data science sector is always evolving.
Here are some career options for you to consider:
  • Data Analyst
  • Machine Learning
  • Business Intelligence
  • Data Engineering


Payment Plans

West Midlands Open University offers a flexible payment plan for its degree programmes.
You may choose to pay the year’s fee up front or in two installments.

Up to 40% Discount

Pay Upfront

Pay the year’s fee upfront. No hidden charges. No additional costs.



Pay in Installments

Pay in two installments.
An initial deposit of ₦150,000 and a second payment of ₦100,000.
No hidden charges. No additional costs.



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