From Plymouth University to dynamic careers in engineering, computer science and mathematics

The need for data scientists and data engineers has tripled in the past five years. In England, there is “explosive demand” for data science skills, according to Burning Glass Technologies analysis commissioned by the Royal Society. That’s faster than the overall job vacancy rate in the UK, which grew by just 36%, according to the report “Dynamics of Data Science: Ensuring a Healthy Data Science Skills Landscape Across All Sectors in the UK”.

Nigerian student Kayode Ajayi noticed this. Wishing to gain in-depth knowledge in this field, he enrolled in the MSc Data Science and Business Analytics program at the famous School of Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Plymouth.

“Having a friend who graduated from Plymouth University, I was told about the school environment and culture which really stuck with me,” Ajayi shares, adding that he found the Accessible and welcoming university for international students.

India’s Sharique Ahmad agrees. “Plymouth University’s School of Engineering, Computing and Maths is a perfect blend of business, computing and maths, and that’s what I’m looking for,” shares Ahmad.

Plymouth University’s School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics offers everything student Sharique Ahmad was looking for. Source: University of Plymouth

The school’s MSc Data Science and Business Analytics program is a Masters in Conversion, which means that students with a 2:2 honors degree (or equivalent) and no prior knowledge of data analysis, statistics or work experience are accepted. The modules are designed to help students acquire the necessary skills and knowledge. As Ahmad puts it, all modules are “important in their own way to our academic and professional development”.

This will help you be in a prime position to fill prestigious and extremely well-paid positions such as data analyst, data manager, research and business analyst, and social media and business strategist, to name a few. name a few.

For Ajayi, the program makes him well equipped to deliver value to organizations in the UK before returning to Nigeria. “Much later, I plan to return to my country to create an organization to help people there and solve some problems,” he says.

The school’s MSc Cyber ​​Security is another program that offers excellent career prospects, giving you the opportunity to help alleviate the current cybersecurity skills shortage in the market.

Just ask Shashwat Adhikari from Nepal who attributes his interest in cybersecurity to the rapidly changing nature of the subject. “With new vulnerabilities and attacks cropping up every other day, and exponential advancements in technology, I find the constant need to stay up to date and for required research, both of which suit my curious, short-attentive nature” , enthuses Adhikari.

He particularly enjoys the Ethical Hacking module of the program, mainly due to the University’s impressive laboratory facilities certified by the UK National Cyber ​​​​Security Center and the program’s course and staff.

“The University’s well-thought-out laboratory facilities are to be commended as they make the learning environment much more convenient and practical, allowing for a better learning experience,” Adhikari points out.

The school’s MSc Cyber ​​Security program boasts a strong alignment of learning with industry-recognized certifications, such as AccessData Forensic Examiner (ACE) and EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). The course also has strong ties to leading professional bodies and societies such as the BCS, ISACA, IFIP 11 Technical Committee and the Chartered Institute of Information Security. It is also closely linked to the research activities of the Research Center for Cybersecurity, Communications and Networks (CSCAN).

“These certifications help me add extra qualifications to my CV,” Prajyot Kavalekar from India shares when explaining his reason for choosing Plymouth University.

All of these elements make the program an excellent springboard for budding engineers. For Adhikari, he wants more. “I was deeply impressed with the facilities and the dedication of the staff at the university, so much so that I decided to join the Doctoral College at the University of Plymouth to pursue my doctorate.”

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Shashwat Adhikari attributes his interest in cybersecurity to the fast-paced and ever-evolving nature of the subject. Source: University of Plymouth

If another aspect of computing such as AI is what you are looking for, then the University’s MSc in Artificial Intelligence (AI) may be for you. It is the University’s newest and most cutting-edge program, utilizing the Center for Robotics and Neural Systems (CRNS), which draws on world-class excellence in computer science, robotics and neural systems research.

For students, this translates into state-of-the-art robotic labs, deep dives into cutting-edge AI technologies, close collaboration with researchers, as well as learning through large projects coordinated by CRNS staff in collaboration with major international centers of cognitive robotics and computational neuroscience. All of these experiential learning opportunities will allow you to appreciate the wide range of industrial applications of AI in the modern world. It will be your stepping stone to becoming a leader in the future of AI industries.

Whether you are pursuing an MSc Data Science and Business Analytics, MSc Cyber ​​Security or MSc Artificial Intelligence (AI) masters at Plymouth University, these programs are what you will need to excel in the ever-changing industry and the fast pace. Not convinced? The school is committed to and is an official signatory of the Code of Tomorrow’s Engineers, a framework for organizations with a mission to increase the diversity and number of young people entering engineering careers.

Interested in studying one of our Masters programs but think you may not meet our entry requirements? The University of Plymouth International College (UPIC) may be able to help! As an associate college of the University, they offer pre-Masters foundation programs that can lead you directly to Masters programs within the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences. Their Pre-Masters courses are a one-semester (three-month) program focusing on three main areas:

i) Critical thinking for postgraduate studies;

ii) Interactive learning and communication skills;

iii) Research methods for graduate studies.

More than 90% of our students successfully complete their pre-masters, and more than 90% successfully complete their masters! Apply online today!

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Sherry J. Basler