Program Overview

The Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Dual Master’s program in collaboration with IBM helps you gain an edge in your career, earn a certification, master the critical skills required in these two growing fields.

Key Features

  • Two Simplilearn Master’s certificates
  • Industry-oriented learning paths
  • 400+ hours of extensive learning
  • Two capstone and 30+ industry projects
  • Industry-recognized certificates from IBM for IBM courses
  • Lifetime access to self-paced learning*

Skills Covered

  • Machine Learning
  • Neural Networks
  • Deep Learning
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Inferential Statistics
  • Exploratory Data Analysis
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Data Wrangling
  • Data Visualization
  • Batch Processing of Data
  • Streaming of Data

Industry Trends

Data Science and Artificial Intelligence are amongst the hottest fields of the 21st century, that will impact all segments of daily life by 2025, from transport and logistics to healthcare and customer service.

28% Annual Growth

for Data Scientists jobs by 2020
(as per IBM)

2.3 million

jobs will be created because of AI By 2020
(as per Gartner)

Salary Information

  • Designation
  • Annual Salary
  • Hiring Companies
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    Source: Glassdoor
    Hiring Companies
    Microsoft Corporation
    Source: Indeed
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    Source: Glassdoor
    Hiring Companies
    Source: Indeed
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    Source: Glassdoor
    Hiring Companies
    Source: Indeed

industry speak

An estimated 80% of companies are already investing in AI and most are facing challenges hiring the capabilities they need to implement a useful AI application or product.

Harvard Business Review
- Harvard Business Review

The January 2019 report from Indeed, one of the top job sites, showed a 30% increase in demand for data scientists year over year and a 348% increase since 2013, a dramatic upswing.

- Forbes

Dual Master's Advantage

Simplilearn’s Dual Master’s Program is crafted to accelerate your career in the Data Science and Artificial Intelligence field. In collaboration with IBM, this program provides a comprehensive learning experience with an emphasis on hands-on learning.


IBM is one of the leading innovators in data science and infuses this course with industry relevant, hands-on training.

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  • Industry recognized IBM certificates for IBM courses
  • Access to IBM Cloud Lite account
IBM Certification


The Simplilearn Dual Master’s Program enables you to earn industry-recognized certificates for both Data Scientist and Artificial Intelligence Engineer within a single program at an accelerated rate.

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  • Learn new skills opening up
    a multitude of job prospects
  • Master the field of Data Science and
    Artificial Intelligence quickly
  • More economical than completing two
    Master’s program separately
Master Certification

Program Details

Blending extensive hands-on training with self-paced learning co-developed by IBM and instructor-led classes, this Dual Master’s program is designed to make you industry ready. Two capstone projects culminate your learning experience to reinforce your knowledge of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence concepts.

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  • Discover procedural and object-oriented programming. Uncover Python's benefits. Set up Python and its IDE. Master Jupyter Notebook. Apply Python basics like identifiers, indentation, and comments. Understand data types, operators, and string functions. Explore Python loops and variable scopes. Learn about OOP, its features, and elements like methods, attributes, and access modifiers.

  • This course gives you the information you need to successfully start working with SQL databases and make use of the database in your applications. Learn the concepts of fundamental SQL statements, conditional statements, commands, joins, subqueries, and various functions to manage your SQL database for scalable growth.

  • Kickstart your learning of Python for Data Science with this Data Scientist course and familiarize yourself with programming, tastefully crafted by IBM.

  • The Data Science with Python course provides a comprehensive overview of Python's tools and techniques for data analytics. Learning Python is a vital skill for numerous data science roles, and you can cultivate it through this course. With a blended learning approach, you can grasp Python for data science alongside concepts such as data wrangling, mathematical computing, and more and propel your career as a data scientist.

  • Ensure career success with this Machine Learning course. Learn this exciting branch of Artificial Intelligence with a program featuring Applied Learning, interactive labs, 4 hands-on projects, and mentoring. With our Machine Learning training, master Machine Learning concepts are required for a Machine learning certification. This Machine Learning online course will provide you with the skills needed to become a successful Machine Learning Engineer today.

  • This Tableau certification course helps you master Tableau Desktop, a world-wide utilized data visualization, reporting, and business intelligence tool. Advance your career in analytics through our Tableau training and gain job-ready skills. Tableau certification is highly regarded by companies for data-related jobs and our Tableau online course trains you to use the tool effectively for preparing data, creating interactive dashboards, adding different dimensions, and drilling into outliers.

  • Simplilearn’s Data Science Capstone project will give you an opportunity to implement the skills you learned in the Data Science course. Through dedicated mentoring sessions, you’ll learn how to solve a real-world, industry-aligned Data Science problem, from data processing and model building to reporting your business results and insights. The project is the final step in Data Science training and will help you to show your expertise in Data Science to employers.

  • Delve into AI basics and generative AI principles. Grasp the importance of explainable AI. Employ prompt engineering to enhance generative AI performance. Understand ChatGPT's mechanisms, features, and constraints. Explore varied ChatGPT applications. Gain foresight into generative AI's future and challenges.

  • Differentiate deep learning from machine learning. Explore various neural network types. Excel at forward and backward propagation in deep neural networks. Introduce modeling and performance enhancement in deep learning. Understand hyperparameter tuning and model interpretability. Learn dropout and early stopping implementation. Master CNNs, object detection, and RNN fundamentals. Grasp PyTorch basics and neural network creation.

  • The capstone project allows you to implement the skills you learned throughout this bootcamp. You will solve industry-specific challenges by leveraging various AI and ML techniques. The capstone project will help you showcase your expertise to employers.

  • Discover R Programming with this introductory course. Learn how to write R code, utilize R data structures, and create your own functions.

  • Simplilearn's Power BI certification training allows you to delve into Microsoft Power BI concepts, covering aspects like Power BI Desktop layouts, BI reports, dashboards, DAX commands, and functions. This course curriculum is aligned with PL-300: Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst certification. Conveniently learn to experiment, refine, prepare, and present data quickly and easily with our comprehensive Power BI training. Learn Power BI through a hands-on applied learning approach.

  • Delve into AI basics and generative AI principles. Grasp the importance of explainable AI. Employ prompt engineering to enhance generative AI performance. Understand ChatGPT's mechanisms, features, and constraints. Explore varied ChatGPT applications. Gain foresight into generative AI's future and challenges.

  • Attend this online interactive industry master class to gain insights about Data Science advancements and AI techniques.

  • Enhance ML capabilities with deep learning techniques. Acquire expertise in TensorFlow and Keras. Master deep learning principles. Build artificial neural networks. Explore data abstraction layers. Unleash data's potential for AI progress.

  • Dive into advanced computer vision and deep learning. Focus on practical skills and deep understanding. Explore image formation, CNNs, and object detection. Learn about image segmentation and generative models. Delve into optical character recognition. Explore distributed and parallel computing. Investigate Explainable AI (XAI). Master deep learning model deployment techniques.

  • The Natural Language Processing course gives you a detailed look at the science of applying machine learning algorithms to process large amounts of natural language data. NLP is driving the growth of the AI market, and this course helps you develop the skills required to become an NLP Engineer.

  • Hands - On Reinforcement Learning with Python

  • Grasp transformers' significance in contemporary AI. Evaluate neural networks' suitability for generative tasks. Differentiate between VAEs, GANs, transformers, and autoencoders. Assess ideal scenarios for each generative model. Evaluate attention mechanisms' efficacy in diverse generative tasks. Analyze GPT and BERT architectural distinctions and objectives in generative AI models.

  • Attend these online live sessions delivered by industry experts to gain insights about the latest advancements in the AI space. Some of the areas and concepts covered include Generative AI and its Applications, Leveraging the power of generative modeling to build innovative products, Building and deploying GPT-powered applications Demystifying ChatGPT, its architecture, training methodology, and business applications, and Applications of ChatGPT. {*Areas mentioned above are subject to change}


  • 2Master's Programs
  • 10Courses
  • 10 Elective Courses
  • 300+Hours of Live classes
  • 100+Hours of self-paced learning videos
  • 20+Live projects
  • 21Tools
  • LifetimeOnline content access

Tools Covered

ChatGPTDalle.2MySQLFSDNumPypandasSciPypythonRSeabornScikitLearntableauMatPlotlibMicrosoft ExcelPowerBINLKTFlaskDjango-nkerasOpen CVtensorflowMid-journey


  • Project 1

    Fare Prediction for Uber

    Uber wants to improve the accuracy of its fare prediction model. Help Uber by choosing the best data and AI technologies and building its next-generation model.

    Fare Prediction for Uber
  • Project 2

    Test Bench Time Reduction for Mercedes-Benz

    Mercedes-Benz wants to reduce the time it spends on the test bench. Faster testing will reduce a cars time to market. Build and optimize the ML algorithm to achieve this objective.

    Test Bench Time Reduction for Mercedes-Benz
  • Project 3

    Product Rating Prediction for Amazon

    Amazon recommends products to customers based on their activity and the buying habits of other customers. Help Amazon to improve the recommendation engine to optimize its revenue per customer.

    Product Rating Prediction for Amazon
  • Project 4

    Demand Forecasting for Walmart

    Predict accurate sales for Walmart stores considering the impact of promotional markdown events. Check if macroeconomic factors like CPI, unemployment rate, etc. have an impact on sales.

    Demand Forecasting for Walmart
  • Project 5

    Improving Customer Experience for Comcast

    Comcast wants to improve customer experience by identifying and acting on problem areas that lower customer satisfaction, they are looking for recommendations that can be implemented.

    Improving Customer Experience for Comcast

Disclaimer - The projects have been built leveraging real publicly available data-sets of the mentioned organizations.


Ideal Candidates

Candidates who wish to apply for this Dual Master’s program in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence should have:

  • Basic knowledge of statistics
  • Basic understanding of any programming language

Are you curious to learn Data Science, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence? If yes, then get yourself enrolled today for Simplilearn's Dual Master program and kickstart your career right away!

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Why Simplilearn?

Simplilearn’s Blended Learning model brings classroom learning experience online with its world-class LMS. It combines instructor-led training, self-paced learning and personalized mentoring to provide an immersive learning experience

  • Self-Paced Online Video

    A 360-degree learning approach that you can adapt to your learning style

  • Live Virtual Classroom

    Engage and learn more with these live and highly-interactive classes alongside your peers

  • 24/7 Teaching Assistance

    Keep engaged with integrated teaching assistance in your desktop and mobile learning

  • Online Practice Labs

    Projects provide you with sample work to show prospective employers

  • Applied Projects

    Real-world projects relevant to what you’re learning throughout the program

  • Learner Social Forums

    A support team focused on helping you succeed alongside a peer community


Learner Reviews

  • Cody Phillippi

    Cody Phillippi

    Senior Program Manager

    This course helped a lot. It made me understand how to prioritize important stuff for you. It allowed me to learn and discuss new things like Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, and machine learning. I would also recommend attending Simplilearn's live classes; they give a lot of contexts and are 10x more helpful.

  • Tarek Belgasam

    Tarek Belgasam

    Materials Research Engineer

    The trainers are very professional and friendly. They have good knowledge of AI/ML and helped me a lot at the beginning of the course as I was completely new to it. After this course, I learned about the various advancements in the field of AI/ML. I am now recognized as a Subject Matter Expert in AI/ML by my organization.

  • DeAngelo Kelly

    DeAngelo Kelly

    Artificial Intelligence Engineer

    After completing this course, I was considered for new AI projects at my company, and my salary increased by 39%. Simplilearn's flexible learning method helped me manage my job simultaneously while studying.

  • Mark Hayes

    Mark Hayes

    I had a great learning experience, overall. The course content met the quality standards and the instructors were highly knowledgeable. The live classes were engaging,too. After the course completion, I am now working as a consultant.

  • Bibhu Dash

    Bibhu Dash

    BDA-Claims Analytics at American Family Insurance

    I joined Simplilearn with great expectations, as it was recommended to me by a colleague. However, after putting in many hours in the live training, projects, quizzes, and reading materials, now I am feeling much more confident in my work environment. I am very pleased with the course and hope it will help me in my future career growth.

  • Jemil Aman

    Jemil Aman

    I had an incredible journey completing my Master's Certificate in Data Science. Friends, faculty members, and community support encouraged me to complete this achievement. I've learned multiple scripting languages and expanded my knowledge in statistics, data management/visualization, and machine learning through IBM and Simplilearn.

  • Sayanta Barman

    Sayanta Barman

    Consultant, Traffic Engineer

    The entire content is very organized. I got sufficient practical exposure through the live sessions and projects. The course had more implementation than the theoretical part, which helps understand various concepts better. This helped me in applying Data Science to my current role of a Traffic Engineer.

  • Anand Jha

    Anand Jha

    Completing the course has really helped me to fast-track my career in my field of interest and has also upped my confidence.

  • Ekta Saraogi

    Ekta Saraogi

    I had 11-12 years of experience in Business Analysis & Project Management but after the course, I moved to Data Science. This was a great switch for me and I found my niche.

  • Jayapal Sadasivan

    Jayapal Sadasivan

    Upskilling with Simplilearn was a great experience that also resulted in a new job opportunity for me with a good salary hike.

  • Utkarsh Gupta

    Utkarsh Gupta

    My experience of learning with Simplilearn was great and I was able to achieve my goal of getting a job as well.

  • Aniket Kulkarni

    Aniket Kulkarni

    Data Analyst

    My experience of learning with Simplilearn was great and I was able to achieve my goal of getting a job as well.

  • Afsha Khan

    Afsha Khan

    "I am so happy to be a part of such a fantastic one-year Data Scientist Master's program, which I managed to complete in 8 months. The course gave me so much clarity about what all is required to excel in the Data field. All the hard work and late-night project work finally paid off. "

  • A.Anthony Davis

    A.Anthony Davis

    Simplilearn has one of the best programs available online to earn real-world skills that are in demand worldwide. I just completed the Machine Learning Advanced course, and the LMS was excellent.

  • Sateesh Kumar Chillakuru

    Sateesh Kumar Chillakuru

    Simplilearn is a gateway for people who want to enter into the fields of Data Science, AI or Cloud. I found this is to be one of the best online instructor-led portals, and I would definitely recommend it. After the course completion, I was able to change my job role from a Hadoop Developer to a Big Data Engineer with a good salary hike.


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  • What can I expect from this Simplilearn and IBM co-developed Dual Master’s Program in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence?

    As a part of this online training, In collaboration with IBM, you will receive the following:

    • Two Simplilearn Master's certificates
    • An industry - recognized certificates and access to digital badges from IBM upon successful completion of the program
    • $1,200 worth of IBM Cloud credits that you can leverage for hands - on exposure
    • Access to IBM Cloud platforms featuring IBM Watson and other software for 24 / 7 practice
    • Lifetime access to e - learning content for all of the courses included in the learning path( * only for Simplilearn courses)

  • What Is Data Science?

    Data Science is a concept used to tackle Big Data and includes data cleansing, preparation, and analysis. A Data Scientist gathers data from multiple sources and applies machine learning, predictive analytics, and sentiment analysis to extract critical information from the collected data sets. They understand data from a business point of view and are able to provide accurate predictions and insights that can be used to power critical business decisions.

  • What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an area of computer science that features the creation of intelligent machines that work and react like humans. Some of the activities computers with Artificial Intelligence are designed for speech recognition, computer vision etc.

  • What Is Machine Learning (ML)?

    Machine Learning can be defined as the practice of using algorithms to use data, learn from it and then forecast future trends for that topic. A good example of Machine Learning implementation is Facebook. Facebook’s Machine Learning algorithms gather behavioral information for every user on the social platform. Based on one’s past behavior, the algorithm predicts interests and recommends articles and notifications on Facebook News Feed. Similarly, the same concept applies when Amazon recommends “You might also like” products, or when Netflix recommends movies based on past behaviors.

  • What is the difference between Data Science and Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence?

    While the terms Data Science, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence are all closely interconnected, each has a distinct purpose and specific applications.

    Artificial Intelligence means making machines intelligent to take decisions on their own according to the situation without the need for any human intervention, whereas Machine Learning is the approach to make those machines intelligent. Machine Learning algorithms enable machines to learn on their own without being explicitly programmed. Data science is an interdisciplinary field to extract knowledge or insights from data, Machine Learning and statistics are part of Data Science.

  • Why would I choose to pursue a Dual Master’s with Simplilearn?

    Data Scientist is one of the hottest professions of the century with the demand to shoot up by 28% by 2020 (source: IBM , May 2017). Apart from a Data Scientist, there are other growing roles like AI Engineer and Machine Learning Engineer in the industry that are closely related or advanced in the same career path. This Dual Master’s program learning path is designed in a way that it will help learners to land one of these prominent roles.

  • How do I earn the Dual Master’s Program certificate?

    Upon completion of the following minimum requirements, you will be eligible to receive the Dual Master’s Program certificate that will testify to your skills as an expert in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

    CourseCourse completion certificateCriteria

    Data Science and Statistics Fundamentals


    85% of Online Self-paced completion

    Data Science with R


    85% of Online Self-paced completion or attendance of 1 Live Virtual Classroom, and score above 75% in the course-end assessment, and successful evaluation in at least 1 project

    Data Science with SAS


    85% of Online Self-paced completion or attendance of 1 Live Virtual Classroom, and score above 75% in the course-end assessment, and successful evaluation in at least 1 project

    Data Science with Python


    85% of Online Self-paced completion or attendance of 1 Live Virtual Classroom, and score above 75% in course-end assessment and successful evaluation in at least 1 project

    Machine Learning and Tableau


    85% of Online Self-paced completion or attendance of 1 Live Virtual Classroom, and successful evaluation in at least 1 project

    Data Science Capstone Project


    Attendance of 1 Live Virtual Classroom and successful completion of the capstone project

    Introduction to AI 


    85% of Online Self-paced completion

    Deep Learning Fundamentals


    85% of Online Self-paced completion

    Deep Learning with TensorFlow


    85% of Online Self-paced completion or attendance of 1 Live Virtual Classroom and successful evaluation in at least 1 project

    AI Capstone Project


    Attendance of 1 Live Virtual Classroom and successful completion of the capstone project

    Big Data Hadoop and Spark Developer


    85% of Online Self-paced completion or attendance of 1 Live Virtual Classroom, and score above 75% in the course-end assessment, and successful evaluation of at least 1 project

  • How do I enroll in the Dual Master’s Program?

    You can enroll in the Dual Master’s Program through our website. You can make an online payment using any of the following options:

    • Visa debit / credit card
    • American Express and Diners Club cards
    • Master Card
    • PayPal

    Once the online payment is complete,you will automatically receive a receipt and information on how to access the program

  • If I need to cancel my enrollment, can I get a refund?

    Yes, you can cancel your enrollment if necessary. We will refund the course price after deducting an administration fee. To learn more, please read our Refund Policy.

  • I am not able to access the online program. Who can help me?

    Contact us using the form on the right of any page on the Simplilearn website, select the Live Chat link, or contact Help & Support.

  • Do you provide a money-back guarantee for training programs?

    Yes, we do offer a money-back guarantee for many of our training programs. Refer to our Refund Policy and submit refund requests via our Help & Support portal.

  • Who are the instructors and how are they selected?

    All of our highly qualified trainers are industry experts with years of relevant industry experience. Each of them has gone through a rigorous selection process that includes profile screening, technical evaluation, and a training demo before they are certified to train for us. We also ensure that only those trainers with a high alumni rating remain on our faculty.

  • What is Global Teaching Assistance?

    Our teaching assistants are a dedicated team of subject matter experts here to help you get certified in your first attempt. They engage students proactively to ensure the course path is being followed and help you enrich your learning experience, from class onboarding to project mentoring and job assistance. Global Teaching Assistance is available during business hours.

  • What is covered under the 24/7 support promise?

    We offer 24/7 support through email, chat, and calls. We also have a dedicated team that provides on-demand assistance through our community forum. What’s more, you will have lifetime access to the community forum, even after completion of your course with us.

  • Disclaimer
  • PMP, PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, ACP, PBA, RMP, SP, and OPM3 are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.