• Program Duration: 12 monthsAt 5-10 hours/week
  • Blended LearningFormat

Program Overview

This Post Graduate Program in Data Science gives you broad exposure to key concepts and tools from Python, R to Machine Learning and more. Hands-on labs and project work bring these concepts to life with our trainers and teaching assistants to guide you along the way.

Key Features

  • Purdue Post Graduate Program Certificate
  • Purdue University Alumni Status
  • Co-developed program with IBM
  • Industry-recognized IBM certificates
  • 300+ hours of Blended Learning
  • 25+ hands-on Projects on Integrated Labs
  • Capstone Project in 3 Domains

Industry Trends

By 2021, IDC predicts Data Science and cognitive computing spending will reach $52.2 billion. Data Scientist is one of the hottest professions. IBM predicts demand for Data Scientists will rise by 28% by 2020.

  • Data Science Industry Growth

    28% Annual Growth

    for Data Scientist jobs by 2020

    2.7 million new jobs

    estimated for Data Science and Analytical roles by 2020
    Data Science Annual Salary
    Source: Glassdoor
    Data Science Hiring Companies
    Source: Indeed

PG Program Advantage

This Post Graduate Program in Data Science in partnership with Purdue University is a comprehensive Data Science program – leveraging Purdue’s academic excellence in Data Science and Simplilearn’s partnership with IBM.

Partnering with Purdue University

This Post Graduate Program in Data Science is in partnership with Purdue University. One of the world's leading research and teaching institutions, with over 150 years of academic excellence. In 2018, CIO Magazine ranked the Master of Science in Business Analytics and Information Management offered at Purdue’s Krannert School of Management the #1 Data Science Master’s Degree in the U.S.

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Upon completion of this program you will:
  • Receive a joint Purdue-Simplilearn certificate
  • Become eligible to join the Purdue Alumni Association for networking
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Program co-developed with IBM

IBM is one of the leading innovators in Data Science and infuses this program with industry relevant, hands-on training

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  • Industry-recognized IBM certificates and digital badges
  • Access to IBM Watson for hands-on training and practice
  • $1200 worth of IBM Cloud credits for hands-on platform exposure
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Program Details

Learn Data Science via a comprehensive curriculum covering statistics, key programming languages, Machine Learning algorithms, and more -- with a capstone project culminating your learning experience.


  • Welcome to Purdue Data Science Program

    Get started with the Post Graduate Program in Data Science in partnership with Purdue University and explore everything about the program. Kickstart your Data Science journey with the preparatory courses on Statistics and Programming.

  • PGP - R Programming for Data Science

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

  • PGP - Data Science with R

    The most in-demand open-source technology is R Programming. Learn how this programming language unlocks the power of Data Science with hands-on experience and real-world applications.

  • PGP - Python for Data Science

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

  • PGP - Data Science with Python

    Elevate your Python skills to a new level with this interactive, hands-on course and establish your mastery of Data Science and analytics techniques using Python programming.

  • PGP - Machine Learning

    Master Machine Learning techniques, including supervised and unsupervised learning and hands-on modeling rounding out your Data Science education.

  • PGP - Natural Language Processing

    Understand the fundamentals of Natural Language Processing using the most popular library; Python’s Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK).

  • PGP - Tableau Training

    This course in Tableau Desktop 10 training will help you gain a variety of skills in the powerful platform including building visualizations, organizing data, and designing dashboards.

  • PGP - Data Science Capstone

    Culminate your new Data Science skills with a hands-on, industry-relevant capstone project bringing together every course into one portfolio-worthy capstone.

  • PGP - IBM Watson for Chatbots

    Get a practical introduction on how to build a chatbot with Watson Assistant and then deploy your chatbot to a real website in less than five minutes.

  • PGP - Machine Learning with R

    Learn how to write R code, R’s data structures, understand how statistical modeling relates to Machine Learning, and how to do a comparison of each using R.

  • PGP - Big Data Hadoop and Spark Developer

    Master essential Big Data concepts and components including HDFS, YARN, Hive, Impala, Pig, HBase, Spark, Flume, Sqoop, and concepts of Big Data processing lifecycle.

  • PGP - Introduction To Artificial Intelligence

    Decode the mystery of Artificial Intelligence and its business applications with an overview of Artificial Intelligence concepts and workflows, Machine Learning and Deep Learning, and performance metrics.

  • PGP - Data Science with SAS

    Become an expert in analytics techniques using the SAS Data Science tool by applying various advanced statistical concepts to solve real-world business problems.

Skills Covered

  • Exploratory Data Analysis
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Inferential Statistics
  • Model building and fine tuning
  • Supervised and unsupervised learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Ensemble Learning

Tools Covered



  • 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.


Program Advisors

  • Gerry McCartney

    Gerry McCartney

    Executive VP for Purdue Online and Oesterle Professor of Information Technology

    Gerry McCartney is executive VP for Purdue Online and Oesterle Professor of Information Technology at Purdue University. McCartney spearheads the online education initiative, Purdue Online, adopted in June 2018 by Purdue University President Mitch Daniels and the Board of Trustees.

  • Ronald van Loon

    Ronald van Loon

    Top 10 Big Data and Data Science Influencer, Director - Adversitement

    Named by Onalytica as one of the three most influential people in Big Data, Ronald is also an author of a number of leading Big Data and Data Science websites, including Datafloq, Data Science Central, and The Guardian. He also regularly speaks at renowned events.


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

  • Palani Somalinga

    Palani Somalinga

    Principal Business Analyst

    Simplilearn is an incredible platform to learn on your own, depending on your availability. All the questions raised about projects are resolved quickly, helping students to complete projects in time.

  • Deepika Vashishtha

    Deepika Vashishtha

    The study material provided is perfect. And you get lab access on top of that which is very important when trying to learn big data technologies. I also found the live classes very beneficial. The projects and assignments provided help us learn the concepts better. Thanks to Simplilearn.

  • Hansil Sago.

    Hansil Sago.

    The material is exciting and structured. The animation in the lectures is very helpful and useful. The lecture notes are also outstanding. The way of explaining things is also great. The instructor is just excellent in everything. I highly recommend people take courses from Simplilearn.

  • Sreeram Narayan

    Sreeram Narayan

    Data Analyst at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Simplilearn is an awesome online training platform. I strongly suggest Simplilearn because of the depth of knowledge the trainers have. The certification helped me get promoted to Data Analyst from Quality Analyst along with a 50% hike in my salary. LEARN WITH SIMPLILEARN.

  • Surender Kumar Sarveshwar

    Surender Kumar Sarveshwar

    Principal Consultant at Cognizant

    Simplilearn is the best online platform. I have completed Data Scientist certification from here. The trainers are very knowledgeable. It has a well-organized course. The method of presentation is really commendable. Kudos to Simplilearn. It's definitely going to be a long journey for Simplilearn.

  • Indu Keshavan

    Indu Keshavan

    Risk Manager at HDFC Bank

    Course material is really helpful. The support team is awesome and very helpful in clarifying the doubts. Thank you Simplilearn.

  • Ch. Srinivas Patro

    Ch. Srinivas Patro

    Assistant Manager at Tata Consultancy Services

    Simplilearn has a good collection of online courses. Data Scientist certification helped me in achieving my career growth and up-skills my knowledge. Keep on adding more courses and trainers. Keep it up!!!

  • Mohit Chaturvedi

    Mohit Chaturvedi

    Project Lead at Capgemini

    It was a great learning experience with Simplilearn. They offer great courses with both online and interactive lectures. Overall the learning was very simple, as the name says Simplilearn. Great faculties and customer service to adhere your queries and concerns quickly. I would highly recommend Simplilearn.

  • Mudit Gupta

    Mudit Gupta

    Manager IT at Planner India

    The course content for the Data Scientist Program is impressive, and the sessions are conducted by well-trained and knowledgeable instructors. The Tech support team is always available to assist you. Great going, Simplilearn!

  • Arbind Kumar

    Arbind Kumar

    IN at Nokia Siemens Network

    I am very happy with the training I received from Simplilearn. All the sessions were well planned and executed to perfection which helped me obtain comprehensive knowledge and right skills for the Data Science Field. I am now confident that I will have stellar professional growth.

  • Prasenjeet Sahoo

    Prasenjeet Sahoo

    Software Engineer at 1mg

    I always had a passion for data science and wanted to build my career in this domain. Simplilearn’s Data Scientist training helped me to acquire the skills I needed and their JobAssist program helped me to enhance my career from Programmer Analyst to Software Engineer with a salary hike.

  • Ankit Agarwal

    Ankit Agarwal

    One of the best trainings I have ever attended. Both the trainer's knowledge and patience are highly appreciated.

  • Madhukar Malali

    Madhukar Malali

    It was a great learning experience with Simplilearn; I had enrolled for Programming in R with trainer Simon Tavasoli, who has good knowledge on the subject and was very supportive in explaining the course in detail. Plus, the content on the platform covers the topic in detail – overall, an excellent learning experience with Simplilearn.

  • Sathya Raj

    Sathya Raj

    The best online training center, with lots of hands-on projects. One of the critical things about Simplilearn is the self-learning content which gives you the basic idea about the topics. Moreover, we can watch videos whenever we want, since we are provided with lifetime access to the self-learning videos.

  • Mabel Wee

    Mabel Wee

    I encountered problems when trying to solve the projects in my Data Science class for Python. The Teaching Assistant was accommodating and provided step-by-step guidance through web chat sessions to resolve the issues.

  • Raviraj Kour

    Raviraj Kour

    I am happy with what I have learned in Data Science through the Python course I have been enrolled in for the past month with Parshvika. Her lectures are well-informed. It is an excellent steppingstone to an impressive Data Scientist Career. Good work, team!!

  • Rajeev Ranjan

    Rajeev Ranjan

    Database Architect

    Simplilearn is an excellent platform for learning. They have a good bunch of trainers. A flexi-pass is one of the superb options provided, and you can choose multiple sessions at your own pace for learning. The course is well designed and in-line with current market requirements.

  • Pramod Bhargav

    Pramod Bhargav

    Sr. Business Data Analyst and Lead

    The trainer was entirely professional, knowledgeable, and helpful while clearing any doubts. Worth the money and time spent to learn from Simplilearn.

  • Ritwik Mukherjee

    Ritwik Mukherjee

    Simplilearn has been instrumental in developing my understanding about coding and getting the logic right. Of course, they help you understand the mathematical ideas and logic, too, which makes learning better and more thorough.

  • Praveen kamesh

    Praveen kamesh

    The course is planned in such a way that even a person with limited programming skills can learn and build a career in Data Science. The trainer’s skills are commendable. I learned Python and R and am now able to complete real-time projects with ease. Very motivating and great value for your money. Thank you, Simplilearn.

  • Leena Atre

    Leena Atre

    Senior Project Manager

    It is easy to understand and learn, and Simplilearn provides real-time scenarios with examples that can help you understand concepts better.

  • Vivek Negi

    Vivek Negi

    I am thrilled with the course as it was structured and the trainer, Parshvika, shared good content. I believe that the Data Science with Python course will be a great learning experience for my career as a Data Scientist.

  • Anoop Sharma

    Anoop Sharma

    IT Consultant and Java Trainer at Computing Academics

    I am glad to enroll for Data Science Course from Simplilearn. I never have this kind of experience in my entire life of learning. The trainers are helpful and knowledgeable. The customer support team of Simplilearn is very good. It was a great experience.

  • Anirban Datta

    Anirban Datta

    Director (Marketing & Operations) at Indian Football Association (IFA)

    My experience with Simplilearn was excellent. Great experience of Audio-visual learning. Thank you Simplilearn.


Learner's Profile

This program caters to working professionals from a variety of industries and backgrounds; the diversity of our students adds richness to class discussions and interactions.


Information Technology - 49%Banking - 16%Manufacturing - 7%Telecommunication - 6%Others - 23%



Admission Details


The application process consists of three simple steps. An offer of admission will be made to the selected candidates and accepted by the candidates by paying the admission fee.

Submit Application

Tell us a bit about yourself and why you want to do this program

Application Review

An admission panel will shortlist candidates based on their application


Selected candidates can begin the program within 1-2 weeks


For admission to this Post Graduate Program in Data Science, candidates should have:

A bachelor's degree with an average of 50% or higher marks

Basic understanding of programming concepts and mathematics

Average of 50% or higher marks if candidate is a current university student in the final year


We have a team of dedicated admissions counselors who are available to guide you as you apply to the program. They are available to:

  • Address questions related to your application
  • Provide guidance regarding financial aid (if required)
  • Help answer questions and understand the program
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  • Complete this program while you work
  • Rigorous curriculum designed by industry experts
  • Alumni status from Purdue University
  • 28% annual growth in job openings
  • Active recruiters include Google, Microsoft, IBM and more


  • How do I earn the Post Graduate Program certificate?

    Upon completion of the following minimum requirements, you will be eligible to receive the Post Graduate Program certificate that will testify to your skills as an expert in Data Science.

    Course Course completion certificate Criteria
    Programming Refresher Required 85% of Online Self Paced completion
    Statistics Essential for Data Science Required 85% of Online Self Paced completion
    Data Science with R Required 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
    Data Science with Python Required 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 Required 85% of online self-paced completion or attendance of 1 live virtual classroom, and successful evaluation in at least 1 project
    Natural Language Processing Required Attendance of 1 live virtual classroom, and score above 75% in the course-end assessment, and successful evaluation of at least 1 project
    Capstone Project Required Attendance of 1 live virtual classroom and successful completion of the capstone project


  • What are the eligibility criteria for this Post Graduate Program in Data Science in partnership with Purdue University?

    For admission to this Post Graduate Program in Data Science, you should have:

    • A bachelor's degree with an average of 50% or higher marks
    • Basic understanding of programming concepts and mathematics
    • Current university students in their final year with an average of 50-percent or higher marks can also apply

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

    You can cancel the enrollment and get a refund before the batch starts and no refund will be allowed after that. An admission fee of INR 5000 will be retained by Simplilearn.

  • Will any preparation material be provided to get started?

    Once you make the first installment of payment, you will get access to a preparatory course. You will have to go through the assigned course before coming for the first class. The course will have 8-10 hours of self-paced learning content in the form of videos.

  • Who are the instructors and how are they selected?

    All of our highly qualified instructors 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 part of our faculty.

  • What is the admission process for this Post Graduate Program in Data Science in Partnership with Purdue University?

    The admission process consists of three simple steps:

    • All interested candidates are required to apply for the Post Graduate Program in Data Science course through the online application form
    • An admission panel will shortlist the candidates based on their application
    • An offer of admission will be made to the selected candidates and is accepted by the candidates by paying the program fee

  • What should I expect from the Purdue Post Graduate Program in Data Science?

    As a part of this Post Graduate Program, co-developed with IBM, you will receive the following:

    • Purdue Post Graduate Program certificates
    • Industry recognized certificates from IBM and Simplilearn
    • Purdue University Alumni status
    • Lifetime access to all (the core) of the e-learning content created by Simplilearn 
    • $1,200 worth of IBM Cloud credits for your personal use
    • Access to IBM Cloud platforms featuring IBM Watson and other cloud services

  • What certificate will I receive?

    Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a Post Graduate Program in Data Science certificate by Purdue University. You will also get industry-recognized certificates from IBM and Simplilearn for the courses on the learning path after successful course completion.

  • Is there any financial aid provided?

    To ensure money is not a barrier in the path of learning we offer various financing options to help you find this program more financially manageable. Please refer to our “Admissions Fee and Financing” section for more details.

  • What is Global Teaching Assistance?

    Our teaching assistants are a dedicated team of subject matter experts here to help you get certified on your first attempt. They engage students proactively to assure the course path is followed and to help you enrich your learning experience, from class onboarding to project mentoring and job assistance.

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

    Contact us using the form on the right side of any page on the Simplilearn website, select the Live Chat link, or contact help and support.

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

    We offer 24/7 support through email, chat, and calls. We 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.

  • * Disclaimer

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

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