Ajman-UAE:– Ajman University (AU), to meet the needs of the job market, now offers a Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics program.
The four-year program has received accreditation from the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the UAE Ministry of Education.
Ajman University Chancellor Dr. Karim Seghir, Ph.D., said the nascent program reflects AU’s passion to prepare students for the rapidly evolving landscape of Information Technology.
“The program, to kick off in the academic year 2020-2021, will be an added value to the growing list of bachelor degrees being offered by the AU College of Engineering and Information Technology.”
The College’s degrees span the fields of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Information Systems and Information Technology.
“The Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics program is intended to provide aspirant students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for pursuing successful professional career.”
Prof. Fahar Hayati, Dean of the College of Engineering and Information Technology, said successful candidates need to obtain a UAE Secondary School Certificate, Advanced Stream, or equivalent with minimum percentage of 70%.
“There is an urgent need to launch such a program to supplement the local and regional job market, which is in high demand for graduates who are familiar with the principles and basics of data analytics.”
Ajman University is the first university in UAE to launch this program at the bachelor level, he underlined.
“Graduates of Data Analytics will be ready to join many career opportunities in all industries that produce any kind of data, including Big Data Architect, Data Engineer, Data Visualization Developer, Business Intelligent Developer, Data Analyst/ Data Scientists, Financial Analyst, Healthcare Analyst, Computer Programmer, and System Analyst, etc.”
Data Analytics graduates can also work in consultation and managerial positions in both the private and public sectors, he elaborated. “They are also in demand in areas of research and development as well as in higher education.”
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