Applied Data Science

Bachelor in

Applied Data Science

Study Online or On Campus in Norway

The programme equips you for a dynamic career, fostering collaboration with businesses to understand and harness the vast amounts of data at their disposal. It also cultivates skills in the field of intelligent AI systems.

Online Studies

12 August 2024

3 years full time

NOK 49.000,- per semester
NOK 0,- admission fee

State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

Online PLUS Oslo

12 August 2024

3 years full time

NOK 57.000,- per semester
NOK 0,- registration fee

State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

Campus Kristiansand

12 August 2024

3 years full time

NOK 62.000,- per semester
NOK 1.900,- registration fee

State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

Why Study Applied Data Science?

In today's society, data science is a central core competency, with streams of data generated from a variety of sources, including social media, online commerce, sensors, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Leading technology companies such as Netflix, Spotify, Facebook and Google have demonstrated the importance of using data to create value. The increasing use of data makes careers such as data analyst highly attractive, with significant demand and competitive salaries.

In the programme, you will learn how to transform raw data into actionable insights. You will gain practical expertise in tools and techniques that include data management, analysis and visualisation, software development, and artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Career Opportunities

After completing the applied data science program, you can pursue roles such as:

  • AI Specialist
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Research Scientist
  • Software Developer
Dior Anvarov

Dior's sought-after expertise secured him a job

Programme information

The programme combines general computer science with specialised expertise in data science. It covers a wide range of topics including data structures, analysis, visualisation, programming and machine learning.

The first year focuses on building a foundation in technical subjects and developing research and study skills. The second year delves deeper into programming, data structures and statistics. The third year concludes with a bachelor project, where students can apply their skills to innovative projects in a variety of sectors, including oil and gas, engineering, information technology, public administration and healthcare. The programme provides both theoretical and practical knowledge, making you an expert in data science and enabling you to work in different industries.

First-year subjects:

  • Problem Based Learning and Research Methodologies (5 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Programming (10 ECTS)
  • Discrete Mathematics (10 ECTS)
  • Programming and Databases (10 ECTS)
  • Network Principles (10 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Information Security (5 ECTS)
  • Studio 1 (10 ECTS)

Second-year subjects:

  • Introduction to Operating Systems (5 ECTS)
  • NoSQL Databases (10 ECTS)
  • Professional Software Development (5 ECTS)
  • Object Oriented Programming (10 ECTS)
  • Algorithm and Data Structure (10 ECTS)
  • Statistical Analysis (10 ECTS)
  • Studio 2 (10 ECTS)

Third-year subjects:

  • Machine Learning (10 ECTS)
  • Big Data Analytics (10 ECTS)
  • Data Visualization (10 ECTS)
  • Elective Courses (2 x 5 ECTS)
  • Bachelor Project (20 ECTS)
School: Noroff University College
Application deadline: Continuous admission. Applications are processed in the order they are submitted.
Language of instruction: English
Accreditations: Approved for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen). Accredited by NOKUT.
Degree: Bachelor
Credits: 180 ECTS

Hardware and software 

We recommend the following equipment:

  • Good internet connection
  • Headphones with a microphone
  • Webcam
  • Two USB flash drives with 8-16 GB storage space
  • One or two USB flash drives with 1-4 GB storage space
  • Two monitors or 1 ultrawide screen
  • An additional storage drive (at least 1 TB is recommended)
  • PC or laptop with the following requirements:
    • Microsoft® Windows® 10 or 11
    • CPU: Intel i5 (64-bit Intel® or AMD® multi-core processor is recommended)
    • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX (GeForce RTX 3070 is recommended)
    • RAM: 16 GB (32 GB is recommended)
    • Storage: 500 GB (SSD/NVMe is highly recommended)

You must have all administrative rights to install and manipulate all aspects of the computer. Minimum requirements apply to all those purchasing/using their own machine.

As a student, you will receive a student license for software, but before that, you can consider the following:

  • Microsoft Office
  • VMware Workstation

Noroff has ongoing admissions, and applications are processed in the order they are received. The earlier you apply, the earlier you can secure a study place.

To qualify for the program, you must have general study competence or vocational education with a professional certificate. It is also possible to apply based on recognized prior learning.

In addition there is a special requirement of Math R1, or S1 and S2, or international equivalent. Other documented knowledge or education can be accepted as equivalent.

For international students, depending upon which country you have received your education from, the requirements will differ. Please use this website where you can find the specific requirements for your country at the bottom of the page.

You can read more about admission requirements here.

All our study programs are approved for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen). You can apply to the Loan Fund for basic support (loan and grant; NOK 137,907) and tuition fees (NOK 74,366).

As an adult student, you can receive loans and grants from the State Educational Loan Fund. This also applies if you work while studying.

As a main rule, you must be a Norwegian citizen to receive support from the Norwegian State Educational Fund. However, foreign citizens may also be entitled to financial support. Check here to see if you are eligible.

You can read more about payment, loans, and grants here. 

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