Data science: New courses in the emerging area of engineering and computer science

As demand for graduates in data science – as well as engineering, cybersecurity, and software engineering – grows, the Government is now helping to provide graduates with the opportunity to study and work in these areas, allowing them to develop their careers, and increase the supply of skilled practitioners.  As part of a wider initiative combining 28 projects and involving 32 universities and colleges, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce) is awarding £1.7 million in grants to develop a range of engineering and computer science conversion courses. According to Harvard Business Review (HBR), the shortage of data scientists is becoming “a serious constraint” in some sectors, hence why there are now specialised courses being offered to help address the issue. The best part? Students who are interested in…


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