April 2 2016: Massively Online Open Course (MOOC) pioneer, Coursera has annouced the first ever online Master's degree course in Data Science -- jointly with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The MCS-DS builds expertise in four core areas of computer science: data visualization, machine learning, data mining and cloud computing, plus honing skills in statistics and information science across 32 credit hours. Anyone who registers on Coursera will have access to all of the courses that make up the onsite degree, including lessons, activities and projects developed by award-winning Illinois faculty.
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In order to earn the University of Illinois degree, learners who are accepted into the program will also be expected to complete additional course assessments with access to guidance, feedback and support from Illinois faculty and staff. Like all Coursera coursera, students can take up individual modules for free but to get the degree, the tuition fee, is $ 19,200 ( Rs 12.7 lakhs)