• Next Cohort starts 1 Feb, 2022
  • Program Duration 12 months
  • Learning Format Online Bootcamp

Why Join this Program

Purdue’s Academic Excellence

Purdue’s Academic Excellence

Earn a PG in Data Science certificate from Purdue, the 8th most innovative university in the U.S.

IBM’s Industry Prowess

IBM’s Industry Prowess

Obtain industry-recognized IBM certificates for IBM courses and get access to masterclasses by IBM

Career Mentorship

Career Mentorship

Enhance your resume and prepare for interviews with valuable insights from industry experts

Hands-on Experience

Hands-on Experience

25+ industry relevant projects from the likes of Amazon, Walmart, Uber, Mercedes Benz, and many more


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Data Science Program Overview

This Data Science program is ideal for all working professionals, covering job-critical topics like R, Python programming, Machine Learning algorithms, and NLP concepts, Data Visualization with Tableau in great detail via our interactive learning model with live sessions by global practitioners, practical labs, IBM Hackathons, and industry projects.

Key Features

  • Purdue Post Graduation Program certification and Alumni Association membership
  • 3 Capstones and 25+ Projects with industry data sets from Amazon, Uber, Walmart, Comcast, and many more
  • Exclusive hackathons and Ask Me Anything sessions by IBM
  • Masterclasses delivered by Purdue faculty and IBM experts
  • LevelUp session by Andrew McAfee, Principal Research Scientist at MIT
  • Simplilearn Career Service helps you get noticed by top hiring companies
  • 8X higher engagement in live online classes by seasoned academics and industry professionals

Data Science Program Advantage

The Post Graduate Program in Data Science Program Certification in partnership with Purdue University leverages Purdue’s academic excellence in Data Science and Simplilearn’s collaboration with IBM, providing a comprehensive view of the Data Science domain.

  • Purdue Certification

    Partnering with Purdue University

    • Purdue Post Graduate in Data Science program certification
    • Masterclasses by Purdue faculty
    • Purdue Alumni Association membership
  • IBM Certification

    Program in Collaboration with IBM

    • Industry-recognized IBM certificates for IBM courses
    • Industry masterclasses conducted by IBM
    • Exclusive Hackathons and Ask me Anything (AMA) Sessions with the IBM leadership

Simplilearn's Bootcamp: 8x more effective way of learning

Simplilearn's Bootcamp: 8x more effective way of learning

  • Hands-on, applied projects and online labs
  • Live virtual classrooms with self-paced online videos
  • 24/7 learning support and access to learner forums and community
  • Masterclasses from university faculty and top industry leaders

Data Science Program Details

This PG in Data Science has a comprehensive course curriculum covering Statistics, key programming languages, Machine Learning algorithms, and more - with a Capstone project to culminate your learning experience.

Learning Path

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • Elevate your Python skills to a new level with this interactive Data Science program and establish your mastery of Data Science and analytics techniques using Python programming.

  • In this Data Science program, you will master Machine Learning techniques, including supervised and unsupervised learning and hands-on modeling rounding out your Data Science education.

  • This Data Science program covers Tableau Desktop 10 training that will help you gain a variety of skills in the powerful platform including building visualizations, organizing data, and designing dashboards.

  • At the end of the Data Science program, culminate your new Data Science skills with a hands-on, industry-relevant capstone project bringing together every course into one portfolio-worthy capstone.


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


Industry Project

  • Project 1

    Transport Service Provider

    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.

    Transport Service Provider
  • Project 2

    Automobile Manufacturing

    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.

    Automobile Manufacturing
  • Project 3


    Amazon offers product recommendations based on customer activity and the buying habits of other shoppers. Help Amazon improve the recommendation engine for revenue per customer.

  • Project 4


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

  • Project 5


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


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


Program Advisors and Trainers

Program Advisors

  • Patrick J. Wolfe

    Patrick J. Wolfe

    Frederick L. Hovde Dean of Science at Purdue University

    Patrick J. Wolfe, an award-winning researcher in the mathematical foundations of data science, is the Frederick L. Hovde Dean of Science at Purdue University and named the 2018 Distinguished Lecturer in Data Science by the IEEE. He provides expert advice on applications of data science.

  • 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.


Program Trainers

  • Nikhil Garg

    Nikhil Garg

    16+ years of experience

    Data Science Instructor

  • Vaishali Balaji

    Vaishali Balaji

    7+ years of experience

    Lead Data Scientist

  • Aayushi Verma

    Aayushi Verma

    7+ years of experience

    Data Science Consultant

  • Vigneshwar Veluchamy

    Vigneshwar Veluchamy

    5+ years of experience

    Data Analyst

  • Abhilash Chauhan

    Abhilash Chauhan

    4+ years of experience

    Artificial Intelligence Developer


Career Support

Simplilearn Career Assistance

Simplilearn’s Career Assist program, offered in partnership with Talent Inc, is a service to help you to be career ready for the workforce and land your dream job in U.S. markets.
One-on-one Interview Service by TopInterview

One-on-one Interview Service by TopInterview

Get a Resume Makeover from TopResume

Get a Resume Makeover from TopResume

Reach numerous employers with ResumeRabbit

Reach numerous employers with ResumeRabbit

Complete Candidate Confidentiality Assured

Complete Candidate Confidentiality Assured

Join the growing Data Science industry

By 2021, IDC predicts Data Science and cognitive computing spending will reach $52.2 billion. Data Scientist is one of the hottest professions.

Job Icon28%

Annual job growth by 2026

Source: Market Research future report
Job Icon11.5 M

Expected New Jobs For Data Science by 2026

Source: US bureau of Labour Statistics
Job Icon$108-157 K

Average Annual Salary

Source: Glassdoor

Batch Profile

This Data Science program caters to working professionals across industries. The learner diversity adds richness to class discussions and interactions.

  • The class consists of learners from excellent organizations and diverse industries
    Information Technology - 41%Consulting - 20%Manufacturing - 8%Pharma & Healthcare - 8%BFSI - 8%Others - 15%
    Tata Consultancy Services
    GE Aviation
    Ernst & Young
  • The class maintains an impressive diversity across work experience and roles
    Designation Breakup
    Associate - 21%Midlevel - 47%Senior-level - 24%Executive - 8%
    Total Years of Experience
    Less than 3 years - 16%3-5 years - 15%5-8 years - 11%8+ years - 58%
  • The class has learners with varied educational qualifications from excellent institutions
    Bachelors - 53%Masters - 29%Post Graduates - 3%Others - 15%
    BITS Pilani
    IIM Kozhikode
    HULT International Business School
    IIM Indore
    IIT Bombay
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    McGill University
    Oklahoma State University
    IIT Roorkee
    Northern Illinois University

Learner Reviews

Admission Details

Application Process

Candidates can apply to this Data Science program in 3 steps. Selected candidates receive an offer of admission, which is accepted by admission fee payment


Submit Application

Tell us about yourself and why you want to do a Data Science program


Application Review

An admission panel will shortlist candidates based on their application



Selected candidates can start the Data Science program within 1-2 weeks

Eligibility Criteria

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

2+ years of work experience preferred
A bachelor's degree with an average of 50% or higher marks
Basic understanding of programming concepts and mathematics

Admission Fee & Financing

The admission fee for this Data Science program is $ 4,200. This fee covers applicable program charges and the Purdue Alumni Association membership fee.

Financing Options

We are dedicated to making our programs accessible. We are committed to helping you find a way to budget for this program and offer a variety of financing options to make it more economical.

Pay in Installments

You can pay monthly installments for Post Graduate Programs using Splitit, Affirm or ClimbCredit payment option with low APR and no hidden fees.


Other Financing Options

We provide the following options for one-time payment

  • Credit Card
  • Paypal

$ 4,200

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Program Benefits

  • Get this PG in Data Science program while working
  • Rigorous curriculum designed by industry experts
  • Purdue Alumni Association Membership from Purdue University
  • 28% annual growth in job openings
  • Active recruiters include Google, Microsoft, IBM and more

Program Cohorts

Next Cohort

    • Date


      Batch Type

    • Program Induction

      1 Feb, 2022

      21:30 CST

    • Regular Classes

      18 Feb, 2022 - 9 Oct, 2022

      21:30 - 00:30 CST

      Weekend (Sat - Sun)

Other Cohorts

    • Date


      Batch Type

    • Program Induction

      17 Feb, 2022

      08:00 CST

    • Regular Classes

      26 Feb, 2022 - 16 Oct, 2022

      08:00 - 12:00 CST

      Weekend (Sat - Sun)

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Data Science Program FAQs

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

    For admission to this PG 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
    • Working Professionals with 2+ years of experience are preferred to apply for post graduation in data science

  • What is the admission process for this PG in Data Science in partnership with Purdue University?

    The admission process consists of three simple steps:

    • All interested candidates are required to apply 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 for PGP in Data Science

  • What are the financial aids available to enroll in this Data Science program?

    We have partnered with Affirm to provide competitive financing options(EMI option available) including 0%APR with no hidden costs for different tenures.

  • 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 Data Science program more financially manageable. Please refer to our “Admissions Fee and Financing” section for more details.

  • What is Data Science?

    Data science is the domain that deals with vast volumes of data using modern tools and techniques to find unseen patterns, derive meaningful information, and make business decisions.

  • What will be the impact of Data Science in 2021?

    Data science is an essential part of any industry today and will continue to be, given the massive amounts of data produced. Meaning both data and the demand for Data Science professionals is only going to rise.

  • What are the top Data Science courses included in this program?

    This Data Science program gives you a step-by-step guide to learn all the concepts from scratch. The entire syllabus is divided into the following courses:

    • R Programming for Data Science
    • Data Science with R
    • Python for Data Science
    • Data Science with Python
    • Machine Learning
    • Natural Language Processing
    • Tableau Training
    • Data Science Capstone

  • Why is there a demand for Data Science programs?

    Data science has spread its wings across sectors and industries, including, healthcare, finance, retail, ecommerce and more, making it a lucrative field. And in order to grab the best opportunities in the field, a world-renowned certification (especially from a prestigious university) acts like a career catalyst.

  • What are the top job roles in the field of Data Science?

    Data Scientist is named the sexiest job of the 21st century and for all the right reasons - the opportunities, salary potential, demand, and more. Following which, other Data Science job roles are in demand too: Data Analyst, Business Analyst, Data Engineer, Data Architect.

  • What are the top roles and responsibilities of a Data Science Professional?

    A Data Scientist determines the business questions that need answers and then come up with different approaches to solve the problem, using a wide variety of tools like Tableau, Python, Hive, and more to develop and test new algorithms for faster and more accurate data analytics. A Data Scientist also gathers, merges, and analyzes data to gain insights and simplify data problems to develop strategies and predictive models.

  • What is the salary potential of a Data Science Professional?

    Opportunities in the field are limitless, and job roles in Data Science promise plenty of possibilities and high-paying salaries. In India, the average Data Scientist salary can range from Rs.1,000K to Rs.1,800K based on experience, location, and organization. (according to glassdoor.com) In the US, the salary ranges from $113K to $150K yearly.

  • Is there any minimum education qualification required to apply for this Data Science program?

    Yes, you are supposed to have a bachelor’s degree with an average of 50% (or higher) if you wish to enroll in this Post Graduate in Data Science Program.

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

    As a part of this PG in Data Science, in collaboration with IBM, you will receive the following:

    • Simplilearn-Purdue university Joint Certification
    • Industry recognized certificates from IBM(for IBM courses) and Simplilearn
    • Purdue Alumni Association membership
    • Lifetime access to all (the core) of the e-learning content created by Simplilearn
    • Access to IBM Cloud platforms featuring IBM Watson and other cloud services

  • Will I become an alumni of Purdue University after completion of this Data Science program?

    You will get a Purdue Alumni Association Membership after completion of this PG program in Data Science.

  • What certificate will I receive?

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

  • Will any preparation material be provided to get started?

    Once you make the first installment of the Data Science program fee, you will also 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.

  • What is Global Teaching Assistance?

    Our teaching assistants are a dedicated team of subject matter experts here to help you get certified in Data Science 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.

  • How will my doubts/questions be addressed in this online Data Science program?

    We have a team of dedicated admissions counselors who can guide you as you apply for this post graduation in Data Science program.

  • Who are the instructors and how are they selected?

    All of our highly qualified Data Science 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.

  • 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
    Data Science with R Required
    1. 85% of online self-paced completion or attendance of 1 live virtual classroom,
    2. a score above 75% in the course-end assessment,
    3. and successful evaluation in at least 1 project
    Data Science with Python Required
    Machine Learning and Tableau Required
    Natural Language Processing Required
    Capstone Project Required Attendance of 1 live virtual classroom and successful completion of the capstone project

  • Will I be able to access the content after completion of the Data Science program?

    Yes, you can access the course content even after the completion of the Data Science program.

  • I am not able to access the online Data Science 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.

  • How do I know if this Data Science program is right for me?

    Learning new skills and expanding your knowledge is always a plus point. This Data Science program is developed in partnership with Purdue University, a perfect blend of world-renowned curriculum and industry-aligned training, which makes this data science boot camp online just the right one for you!

  • I am not from a technical background. Can I still join this Data Science program?

    Yes, you can join the Data Science program even if you do not belong to a technical background. However, having a basic knowledge of programming languages and mathematics will be beneficial.

  • Can I enroll in this Data Science program if I don't have any prior knowledge in Data Science?

    Yes, you can enroll in the Data Science program even if you don’t have any prior knowledge in Data Science since PGP in Data Science will take you through the fundamentals to the top of the ladder, where you learn all the advanced critical Data Science skills.

  • My current role does not include exposure to data. Does it make sense for me to opt for this Data Science program?

    Data is ruling businesses around the world. The more data-driven you’re, the more beneficial it is for your organization. By taking insights from data, you can make meaningful decisions, plan strategies, and help your business achieve its goal faster. Enrolling in this extensive Data Science program is definitely going to be an advantage, and nothing less.

  • 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 Data Science program.

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

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

  • * Disclaimer

    The Post Graduate Program in Data Science is offered on a non-credit basis and is not transferable to a degree.

  • What are the different roles in Data Science?

    A data science background makes you eligible to work in various job roles such as data scientist, machine learning engineer, business intelligence analyst, data analyst, and data architect. All job roles are highly valued across organizations and are high-paying career options you can explore. Simplilearn’s Data Science program is a great way to develop strong data science fundamentals and skill set to pursue high-paying job roles.

  • What are the benefits of taking this Data Science program?

    Simplilearn’s Data Science program in collaboration with Purdue University is one of the most sought-after courses designed by industry experts. This program helps you stand out in competition and makes it easier to get noticed by top hiring companies. The program is an excellent blend of theoretical knowledge and practical exposure. It encompasses exclusive hackathons and project-based learning with industry datasets from Amazon, UBER, Comcast.

  • What are the key modules covered in this Data Science program?

    Our Data Science program covers all the essential concepts and skills using various modules. Some of the key modules are as follow

    • R Programming for Data Science
    • Data Science with R
    • Python for Data Science
    • Data Science with Python
    • Machine Learning
    • Tableau Training
    • Data Science Capstone

  • Do I need to learn these modules in a specific order?

    Our Data Science program curriculum is designed meticulously by leading industry experts and faculty members keeping in mind all the essential skills and concepts for a successful data science career. It is highly recommended to learn the modules in the order mentioned in the learning path as the content builds on information from previous modules.

  • What are the top roles and responsibilities of a Data Science Expert?

    Data science experts are responsible for processing large amounts of data to visualize them for any hidden trends, patterns, and drawing meaningful insights. Such insights are helpful in solving critical business problems and informed decision-making. Data science experts need to apply techniques such as exploratory data analysis, statistical modeling, and machine learning to establish or uncover meaningful correlations in raw data. This data science online program can help you to achieve the necessary skills for handling all these responsibilities.

  • What are the prerequisites for taking this Data Science program?

    For admission to Simplilearn’s Post Graduate Program in Data Science, you should have the below requirements fulfilled :

    • Basic understanding of mathematics and programming concepts.
    • A bachelor's degree with an average of 50% or higher marks
    • Professionals having 2+ years of work experience are preferred for data science Bootcamp.

  • What is the Data Science Expert’s salary?

    Data Science demands are growing due to the lack of talent in space, companies across the world tend to pay higher to skilled data science professionals. Salary potential further improves with certification which can be achieved by going through good data science programs such as Simplilearn’s PG in Data Science. Below are some figures for data scientist’s average annual salaries across some countries:

    • India - ?708,012
    • US - $96,106
    • Canada - C$80,394
    • Singapore - SGD93,000
    • Australia - A$116K
    • UK - £50,585

  • Is Data Science a good career? Are Data Science Experts in demand?

    Certainly, data science is a promising career with numerous opportunities for advancement in the future. Data science roles are in high demand with competitive salaries. In fact, some of the reports by Linkedin suggest that data scientist has been named "the most promising career" while Glassdoor has named it "best job in America". Our Data Science program enables you to be equipped with all the required skills for a promising data science career.

  • Do Data Science Experts require coding experience?

    Programming is an integral part of the data science domain. Scripting and mathematics are primary and vital concepts for data science projects. It is highly recommended for aspirants willing to opt for a data science career to gain fundamental knowledge or work experience in the above fields. Python and R are popular programming languages for all data science roles. Our Data Science program will help you learn programming languages with ease.

  • Are there any refresher courses as part of this program?

    The following are refresher courses for this program to get you started:

    1. Mathematical refresher for Statistics
    2. Statistics Essential For Data Science
    3. Programming Refresher

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