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.


13 Months, 35 hrs/week, Online

Admin Fee


Start Date

11 March 2024

Application Deadline

27 February 2024

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.


  • 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


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.


Median entry-level salary for Data Scientists in the US


Open Data Science jobs on LinkedIn

Top Employers Who Are Hiring Data Scientists

Fees & Financing

Our partnerships allow us to offer eligible candidates access to sponsored world-class training with programme costs waived.
For all successfully accepted learners, ALX charges a one-time administration fee, payable upfront or in monthly instalments to confirm your enrollment in your programme.

Programme Value (cost waived)2024 Administration FeePay in Full (discount 20%)2x Instalment PlanPay as you Learn (monthly)
$12,500 $300$240$150$25

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


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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