The African University of Science and Technology (AUST) is a private, Pan-African, co-educational, research university located in Abuja, Nigeria. The mission of AUST is to advance knowledge through applied research and offering structured instruction with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and applications to policy, business, administration, management, and development. AUSTInspire is the business and innovation arm of the University under which professional courses are hosted.
AUST Professional Diploma In Data Science
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With the rapid growth of data worldwide, industries and government organizations require professional skills to enable them to understand gigantic data from multiple sources and derive valuable insight to make intelligent data-driven decisions efficiently. This brings the need to learn a technology that is widely used in various domains, including healthcare, marketing, banking, policy work, finance, and many more.
Data science is the domain study that deals with vast volumes of data using modern tools and techniques to find unseen patterns, derive meaningful information, and make accurate business decisions. It uses machine learning algorithms to build predictive models. Data scientists are in constant demand because we are in a data-heavy world. Africa needs these growing breeds of professionals that are highly in demand nowadays.
Considering the advantages and wide coverage of data science, AUST is willing to make use of all of its available resources and the group of its professionals across the globe to ensure rapid production of African data scientists who could apply the knowledge acquired to solving our domestic and global problems for nations building.
After successful completion of the program, the participants will learn:
Working knowledge of data science ecosystem.
Python programming basics are required for predictive analytics and machine learning, which will include working with libraries and frameworks like TensorFlow, NumPy, SciPy, and Pandas.
How to perform classification using various machine learning techniques such as logistic regression, softmax regression, K-Nearest Neighbours (KNN), decision tree, Support Vector Machine, Naïve Bayes, Random Forest, etc.
Solving data problems when truth values are available.
Using unsupervised clustering methods to provide an explanation of data using various machine learning techniques such as Expectation Minimization (EM), divisive clustering, agglomerative clustering, etc.
Concept of machine learning and look at a large class of machine learning called regression.
Creating interactive Jupyter notebooks for predictive analytics.
Relational Database fundamentals including Database design, creating Schemas, Table, Constraints, and working with MySQL.
Challenges associated with “Big Data” and current state-of-the-art solutions.
Cloud computing using AWS.
Software and Hardware Requirements
Every participant is expected to be able to operate a computer and have a computer with or that allows installation of Microsoft Excel, Python (Jupyter), MySQL, and can connect to the internet.
As you may already know, about 90% of data currently in circulation has been created in the last five years, the growing demand for data scientists will keep rising all over the globe and particularly in African countries. We design this program such that upon completion of the program, practitioners will be able to:
Effectively create an interactive Jupyter Notebook used for forecasting
Create a classification model of a type used in mortgage approval, bank loan approval, and university admissions.
Create, update, and query the company’s or institution’s database. (These skills are vital for our ministries’, banks’, and healthcare system digital transformation)
Use the companies’ or institutions’ data to create an interactive machine-learning Jupyter notebook that can be used many times to highlight the progress of the enterprise.
Interact with modern data storage systems including the cloud-based solutions. (These are most skills in the e-world we live in now)
Program Duration: September 02- December 02, 2023 (12 weeks, Fridays and Saturdays only)
How To Apply
+234 806 976 9952 (Dr. A.U. Bello, Mathematics Institute, AUST)
+234 814 426 2249 (Dr. Prisca, AUSTInspire, AUST)
+234 706 782 1361 (Auta Jonathan, Mathematics Institute, AUST)
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