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NEW PROGRAMME – Data Science and Machine Learning (DAMA)

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Description

The study program “Data Science and Machine Learning” aims at delivering knowledge and developing skills on state-of-the-art methods and computing tools in Data Science and Machine Learning, in an accessible manner and by promoting active learning.

DAMA focuses on hands-on computational applications of these methods, utilising data from all modern scientific fields (natural sciences, engineering, informatics, humanities and life sciences). Students will be hands-on practicing using programming tools and up-to-date computing tools. DAMA aims to combine knowledge of fundamental concepts and techniques with specific applications so that its graduates will be aptly skilled in today’s labour and market.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will have gained:

  • An understanding of the basic principles and methods of Data Science and Machine Learning.
  • An ability to use method to collect, manage and analyse large volumes of data (big data).
  • An ability to analyse big data and use it for classification and prediction purposes.
  • An ability to use machine learning methods and optimization algorithms for decision making.
  • An ability to develop machine learning algorithms for specific applications in a variety of scientific fields.
  • An ability to use advanced methods for presenting findings to ensure a most effective analysis and communication.

An understanding of the social and ethical aspects of analysing and presenting data, of privacy protection, of data management taking into accounts the regulatory framework governing such activities using computers, and of the protection of intellectual property.

Overview of the Programme

Classification according to UNESCO’s ISCED-2011

Based on the level of Education: 7

Classification according to UNESCO ISCED-2013

0619: Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) not elsewhere classified

ECTS credit points

The total sum of ECTS units (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) required for the completion of the Program is 120.

Programme Duration

The minimum time required for the completion of the Programme is two (2) academic years.

Type of Postgraduate Study Programme

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Level 7 according to the EQF (European Qualifications Framework)

Programme Language

The official language of the Program is English. The language in which all material content is presented, written assignments are submitted and related communication is carried out, is English.

The Post-graduate programme accepts graduates or higher institution diplomas of related disciplines holding a B2 certification in the English language. The programme is offered in English. 

The knowledge of an extra foreign language except the language of the programme and good computer-Internet skills would be useful for the successful participation in the programme.

Note:

Degree holders or holders of higher education diploma are all the degree holders of Greek Universities and Technological Educational Institutes’ or departments with equivalent foreign degree recognised by the Hellenic NARIC (Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center – DOATAP/former DIKATSA) respectively orholders of the first cycle of study of the above-mentioned departments of accredited foreign institutions*.

By the term Universities we mean University Schools, Technical Universities and the Athens School of Fine Arts.

*Note: According to paragraph 7, article 34 of Law 4485/2017 “Diploma of Postgraduate Studies is not awarded to a student whose first cycle degree from a foreign institution has not been recognized by the Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center (DIKATSA/DOATAP), according to Law 3328/2005 (A’80)”.

 

Certification of English competency at level B2

English competency (level B2) is proven according to article 1, Presidential Decree 146/2007, “Amendment provisions of Presidential Decree 50/2001. Assessment for determining qualifications for appointment in the public sector as they exist (Greek Government Gazette 185 in combination with the last subparagraph of paragraph 1, article 1 of Presidential Decree 116/2006 “Amendment to article 28 Presidential Decree 50/2001” (Greek Government Gazette 115/9.6.2006/A), as follows:

a) National Foreign Language Exam System (KPG) equivalent level of Law 2740/1999, as replaced by paragraph 19, Article 13, of Law 3149/2003.

or

(b) Certificates of an equivalent level of CAMBRIDGE or MICHIGAN Universities

or

(c) certificates of other institutions (not limited to universities) of an equivalent level, irrespective of their legal form, provided they are certified or recognized by the competent authority of the country concerned for conducting examinations and issuing certificates of proficiency in English at the appropriate level. If there is no certification or recognition body in the country concerned, a certificate from the relevant Ministry or Embassy of Greece is required, confirming that the certificates issued by the above bodies to third parties for whom English is not a native language are accepted in public services of that country as valid evidence of English at the appropriate level. The term “country concerned” implies the country in which the native or official language is English.

On the basis of the above, apart from the National Foreign Language Exam System (KPG) the following certificates are also accepted:

B2 English level:

  • FIRST CERTIFICATE IN ENGLISH, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY, or CAMBRIDGE ASSESSMENT ENGLISH or FIRST CERTIFICATE IN ENGLISH of CAMBRIDGE ASSESSMENT ENGLISH overall score 160-179.
  • CERTIFICATE IN ADVANCED ENGLISH of CAMBRIDGE ASSESSMENT ENGLISH overall score 160-179
  • BULATS English Language Test,  overall score  60-74, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY or CAMBRIDGE ASSESSMENT ENGLISH (for certificates issued  by 19/11/2019)
  • INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM (IELTS) , CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) or CAMBRIDGE ASSESSMENT ENGLISH – The British Council – IDP Education Australia IELTS Australia overall score 5,5- 6,5.
  • BUSINESS ENGLISH CERTIFICATE – VANTAGE (BEC VANTAGE) CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES)or CAMBRIDGE ASSESSMENT ENGLISH, or  BUSINESS ENGLISH CERTIFICATE VANTAGE  CAMBRIDGE ASSESSMENT ENGLISH overall score 160-179
  • BUSINESS ENGLISH CERTIFICATE PRELIMINARY CAMBRIDGE ASSESSMENT ENGLISH overall score 160-170
  • PRELIMINARY ENGLISH TEST CAMBRIDGE ASSESSMENT ENGLISH overall score 160-170
  • (ECCE)- CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY IN ENGLISH  MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY (ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE or Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments – CaMLA  or Michigan Language Assessment.)
  • LONDON TESTS OF ENGLISH LEVEL 3 – UPPER INTERMEDIATE COMMUNICATION- EDEXCEL or  PEARSON TEST OF ENGLISH GENERAL LEVEL 3 UPPER- INTERMEDIATE COMMUNICATION- EDEXCEL or EDEXCEL LEVEL I CERTIFICATE IN ESOL INTERNATIONAL (CEF B2)
  • CERTIFICATE IN INTEGRATED SKILLS IN ENGLISH ISE, TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON.
  • CITY & GUILDS LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATE IN ESOL INTERNATIONAL (reading, writing and listening) -COMMUNICATOR- and CITY & GUILDS LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATE IN ESOL INTERNATIONAL (Spoken) -COMMUNICATOR- (They are cumulatively submitted to demonstrate good linguistic proficiency).
  • CITY & GUILDS CERTIFICATE IN INTERNATIONAL ESOL – COMMUNICATOR – and CITY & GUILDS CERTIFICATE IN INTERNATIONAL SPOKEN ESOL – COMMUNICATOR – (They are cumulatively submitted to demonstrate good linguistic proficiency).
  • Assessment Board for Language Examinations: Level B2 (ABLE B2),Hellenic American University (Nashua, New Hampshire, USA)
  • TEST OF ENGLISH FOR INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION (TOEIC) overall score 505 – 780, EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE/CHAUNCEY, USA.
  • EDI Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International JETSET Level 5 (CEF B2)or PEARSON EDI Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (CEF B2) or PEARSON LCCI LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATE IN ESOL INTERNATIONAL (CEFR B2)
  • PEARSON LCCI EFB LEVEL 3 (Units: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, in case one of the units is graded with “Pass”)
  • PEARSON LCCI EFB LEVEL 2 (Units: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, graded as “Distinction” or “Credit.
  • OCNW Certificate in ESOL International at Level 1 (Common European Framework equivalent level B2)  (by 31.8.2009)
  • Ascentis Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (CEF B2)
  • ESB Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International All Modes (Council of Europe Level B2).
  • Michigan State University – Certificate of English Language Competency (MSU – CELC): CEF B2.
  • Test of Interactive English, B2 + Level (ACELS)
  • Test of Interactive English, B2 Level (ACELS) or Test of Interactive English, Β2 Level (Gatehouse Awards).
  • NOCN Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (B2).
  • AIM Awards Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (B2) (Units: Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking).
  • MICHIGAN ENGLISH LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT BATTERY (MELAB) overall score80 – 90, CAMBRIDGE MICHIGAN LANGUAGE ASSESSMENTS or MICHIGAN LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT ΜΕΤ – MICHIGAN ENGLISH TEST (Units: Listening, Reading, Speaking) overall score 157-189, Michigan Language Assessment or CAMBRIDGE MICHIGAN LANGUAGE ASSESSMENTS- CaMLA or ΜΕΤ – MICHIGAN ENGLISH TEST (Units: Listening, Reading or Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing) overall score  53-63, Michigan Language Assessment
  • LRN Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (CEF B2)
  • GA Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International -(CEFR: B2) or GA Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (Classic B2)
  • Β2 -LanguageCert Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (Listening, Reading, Writing) (Communicator B2) and Β2 – Language Cert Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (Speaking) (Communicator B2) (They are cumulatively submitted to demonstrate good linguistic proficiency).
  • Open College Network West Midlands Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (CEFR B2)
  • NYLC -NEW YORK LANGUAGE CENTER CERTIFICATE Level B2
  • LanguageCert Test of English (LTE) – LanguageCert Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (Listening, Reading) (LanguageCert Test of English B2)

Additional certificates apart from the above, in order to be assessed for the  proof of English language competency  must be accompanied by:

(i) a proof document from the issuing body that both the issuing body and the language certificate competency are certified by the competent national authority

or

(ii) a proof document from the competent Ministry or Embassy in Greece (in case there is no certification or recognition body), that the certificate is accepted in public services  of the country considered as a valid proof of English language competency  at a corresponding level of competency.

Notes about foreign language certificates:

The above certificates of English language competency are accepted in clear photocopies of copied documents that have been certified by a competent authority -translation of copied documents is no longer required, according to article 58 of law 4674/2020, A’ 53 (e.g. a photocopy legally certified by a lawyer or by the issuing authority of an English language certificate is accepted, without being translated).

Foreign language competency certificates must be accompanied by an official translation into Greek. The official translation is done by a legally competent authority of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (which was abolished on 31.8.2021 according to par. 6 of article 478 of law 4781/2021) or the Embassy or Consulate of the foreign country in Greece or by a lawyer. It is noted that from 1.9.2021, candidates can search and choose translators at the following address:metafraseis.services.gov.gror through the application “Certified Translators” of the Unified Digital Portal.

Furthermore:

a) Good knowledgeof a foreign language is also proven with

(iii) National Foreign Language Exam System (KPG) (B2 Level) according to the provisions of par. 2 of article 1 of law 2740/1999 (AD 186), as replaced by circumstance ad of par. 19 of article 13 of law 3149/2003 (AD 141).

b) Good knowledge of a foreign language is also proved by a diploma or a foreign school diploma of a secondary or post-secondary education of at least three years of study.

Foreign certificates must be accompanied by a certificate of their education level, which is issued by the Organisation for Vocational Education and Training (OEEK) or the National Organization for the Certification of Qualifications (EOPP) or the National Organization for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP) or by the relevant Directorate of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs. It is clarified that this certificate is issued by OEEK, EOOPP or EOPPEP only after the issuing of the corresponding individual administrative act of equivalence.

Note 1:

a) Proof of the foreign language competency is not required if the claimed certificates have been obtained abroad, where courses are taught in the same language.

b) Higher-level certificates of a foreign language automatically prove the knowledge of a lower (required) level.

Note 2:

Foreign Language Teaching Certificationdoes not prove the competence in a foreign language (Presidential Decree 347/2003). In order to prove their competence in the foreign language, candidates who hold the relevant certification must provide the foreign language certificates as provided for in this Annex where applicable.

Programme Layout

1st Year

DAMA50 Mathematics for Machine Learning

DAMA51 Foundations in Computer Science

2nd Year

DAMA60 Algorithmic Techniques and Systems for Data Science and Machine Learning

DAMA61 Numerical and Computational Techniques for Data Science and Machine Learning  

 

Module Selection Guidelines

The Programme is structured in two (2) years, which include four (4) compulsory course modules. Students may choose one (1) to two (2) course modules each academic year.

The choice of the first year course modules is unrestrained; there is no priority constraint in selecting between DAMA50 or DAMA51.

The selection of DAMA60, DAMA61 becomes possible after attending the course modules of the first year (i.e. a student can select any module of a year as long as he/she has completed all modules of the preceding year or he/she registers for any remaining earlier modules).

There is no priority constraint in selecting between DAMA60 or DAMA61.

For the acquisition of the Master’s Degree the successful attendance of the four compulsory course modules is required.

Academic Committee Members

Vassilios Verykios, Professor, Hellenic Open University, School of Science and Technology (Coordinator)

Dimitrios Kalles, Professor, Hellenic Open University, School of Science and Technology

Theofanis Orfanoudakis, Associate Professor, Hellenic Open University, School of Science and Technology

Giorgos P. Tsironis, Professor, University of Crete, Physics Department

Ioannis Rizos, Professor, University of Ioannina, Physics Department

Fees

The cost of each Module is € 650 and the total cost of the Postgraduate Programme is  € 2,600.

 

 

Contact

Student Records:
Tel.: +30-2610 367336. E-mail: dama@eap.gr

General Information:
Tel.: +30-2610 367600. E-mail: info@eap.gr

Portal Helpdesk :
Tel.: +30-2610 367900. E-mail: helpdesk@eap.gr

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