Data Science

From programming with Python to data visualisation with Power BI, you’ll learn to prepare data for modelling and how to build regression prediction models.

Duration

13 Months, 35 hrs/week, Online

Admin Fee

$300

The ALX Data Science programme is developed in partnership with ExploreAI, a world leader in online data science education. It is designed for people with some background in data who are interested in advancing their skills.

The programme kicks off with ALX Foundations, a 2-month module that prepares you to thrive in the digital workforce. You will learn critical communication, leadership, and career-building skills that will help you develop into a well-rounded professional.

You will then start your Data Science specialisation with an introduction to spreadsheets, statistics, and data modelling. Throughout the course, you will also learn database management with SQL, data visualisation with Power BI, and how to program with Python. The last module of the programme is focused on cloud computing, where you can put your data science skills to the test. Upon successful completion of this programme, you will receive a certificate of completion in Data Science.

Curriculum

  • Explore 101
  • Preparing Data
  • SQL

  • Data Visualisation & Storytelling
  • Consolidation
  • Python

  • Machine Learning
  • Regression
  • Natural Language processing and classification

  • Unsupervised Learning
  • Integrated Exams

  • AWS Foundations
  • Integrated Exams
  • Prepare learners for entry-level roles in data science and related fields by equipping them with essential skills.
  • Ensure learners are capable of working with unstructured datasets to extract meaningful insights.
  • Offer expert mentorship and a supportive learning environment for successful completion.

At the end of the programme, you will learn:

  • Building dashboards to tell compelling stories with data
  • Common data terminology
  • The fundamentals of Python
  • Working with databases and SQL to store, read, and update data sets
  • Preparing data for modelling, and how to build regression prediction models using Python

Skills You'll Gain

  • Machine Learning
  • Python
  • Data Visualisation & Storytelling
  • SQL

Outcomes

Qualify for in-demand jobs in Data Science

This fully-online programme will prepare you for an entry-level role in Data Science, securing your place in the digital economy.

The employment rate for Data Scientists is projected to grow by 36% over the next decade.

$90,000

Median entry-level salary for Data Scientists in the US

205,000+

Open Data Science jobs on LinkedIn

Top Employers Who Are Hiring Data Scientists

Fees & Financing

Programme costs typically range from $7,500 – $12,500 USD, but our partnerships allow us to offer all eligible ALX learners the opportunity to participate with programme costs waived.

Programme Value (cost waived)2024 Administration FeePay in Full (discount 20%)Pay as you Learn
(10x monthly instalment)
50/50 instalments
$12,500 $300$240$30/month (10)$150 (2)

All successfully accepted ALX learners must pay a one-time administration fee, payable on completion of the 8-week compulsory Foundations module and before you start your chosen Tech Specialisation. Pay in full at a 20% discount, or in monthly instalments to complete your programme.

Programme Requirements

  • 18-34 years old
  • Of African origin
  • Ability to write and speak English proficiently
  • A laptop or desktop computer with access to a stable internet connection

FAQs

If you meet our eligibility requirements, and if you are able to successfully motivate for a sponsored place,  you will not need to pay the programme costs. You will, if you are applying to one of the tech programmes, be required to pay the administration fee to enrol into your programme.

Accepted applicants will be required to pay their first instalment upon completion of the compulsory 2-month Foundations module. Learners will receive their first reminder 10 days prior to their payment deadline via email. At this point, learners have the option to pay the administration fee in monthly instalments, or in full with a 20% discount on their total administration fee.

A. ALX offers flexible payment terms:

1.Monthly instalments with the first payment due upon completion of your Foundations module, no later than ten days after receiving the payment request email, or by managing your payment in the payment app as per the deadline communicated there.

2.One-time payment upfront with 20% discount. This payment is due upon completion of your Foundations module, no later than ten days after receiving the payment request email.

B.You can either pay for the ALX Administration fee yourself or have someone pay for you on your behalf. We accept all major credit cards, Apple and Google Pay, PayPal and mobile money payment options. You will have the option to pay in local currency or in USD. Some markets have cash options as well.

Learners can choose to pay either in their local currency or in USD. ALX fees are charged in USD and therefore are subject to exchange rate fluctuations.

 ALX accepts a wide variety of payment methods, including (but not limited to):

Egypt: Debit and Credit Cards, Paypal, ApplePay, GooglePay, FawryPay

Ethiopia: Debit and Credit Cards, Paypal, TeleBirr, CBEBirr, M-Pesa, Hello Cash, EBirr

Ghana: Debit and Credit Cards, Paypal, ApplePay, GooglePay, MTN, Vodafone, Airtel

Kenya: Debit and Credit Cards, Paypal, M-Pesa, Airtel

Morocco: Debit and Credit Cards, Paypal, ApplePay, GooglePay, Cash Payments

Nigeria: Debit and Credit Cards, Paypal, All Major Banks, Bank Transfer, ApplePay, GooglePay, POS, NQR, eNaira, PayAttitude, Paga,  1Voucher

Rwanda: Debit and Credit Cards, Paypal, MTN, Airtel

South Africa: Debit and Credit Cards, Paypal, All Major Banks, 1Voucher, ApplePay, GooglePay, Zapper

Other African markets: many of the above options are available in other African countries as well

  1. For bank transfers, please check with your provider as bank charges may apply.
    NB. For all non-card transactions (such as bank transfers, Applepay, GooglePay, FawryPay or mobile transactions) a 2% non-refundable processing fee may apply.

The administration fee is a non-refundable fee that is compulsory for learners to complete their programme. You will not receive a refund if you are unable to complete the programme, however you will be able to defer to a later cohort. Please note that the deferment cut-off date is at the end of week 2 of your programme. After this date you will not be able to select to defer and will be considered as having dropped out of your programme. If you do decide to defer to another cohort, you will not be required to pay the administration fee again.

NB. Please note that deferment is not possible for learners in Data Science. 

You will be able to defer your participation in 2024. You have two options:

If you defer BEFORE before confirming your enrollment and completing your administration fee, your fee will roll over to the next cohort and you will need to complete payment upon completing your 2-month Foundations module. 

If you defer AFTER you have confirmed enrollment and paid some or all of your administration fee, your place will roll over to the next cohort and you will NOT need to pay the full administration fee again. Please note that the deferment cut off date for Tech Lite Cohorts  is at the end of week 2 of your programme. After this date you will.

not be able to select to defer and will be considered as having dropped out of your programme.

NB: ALX continuously evolves its programme portfolio and we cannot guarantee that your selected programme will be available in the next cohort.

The ALX Data Science programme is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with limited experience with coding or programming. Tech-savvy professionals looking to level up their skill set can also benefit from this programme.

This programme has no prerequisites or prior experience required in Data Science. However, to be successful we do require you to be able to dedicate up to 35 hours a week for the duration of the programme, you will be required to have access to a steady internet connection and be proficient in written and spoken English.

Upon successfully completing your programme, you will be invited to join The Fellowship community where you will have access to a global network of resources, job opportunities, and ongoing career support.

Please ask LEA our Learning Experience Assistant for more information and answers to any additional questions.

Due to training requirements and programme rigour, ALX permits learners to be enrolled in one programme at any given time. If you have applied to or are currently enrolled in a programme, you will not be eligible to apply for another programme.

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