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Course Overview

Data Science is an umbrella term that incorporates multiple disciplines, including data analytics, statistics, computing, machine learning, predictive analytics, text analytics and more. It is a forward-thinking approach that blends data extraction, preparation, exploration and machine learning with the aim of discovering hidden insights and predicting outcomes. Many organisations recognize the importance of Data Science in gaining a competitive edge. So, what skills do data scientists need? How does one get started with a data science project?


This course covers the fundamental skills needed to kick-start a data science project by using an open-source programming language. It focuses on how to read, explore, manipulate data and present data using the right visualisations. There will be guided programming and participants will learn how to perform data exploration and analysis techniques to discover new knowledge from data to aid data-driven decisions in an intelligent and informed way.


Who Should Attend

Individuals who would like to have a hands-on introduction to data science.





Basic IT or Technology-related background.

What You'll Learn

By the end of this course, you will be able to use an open-source programming platform and its related packages to:

  • Understand your data
  • Manipulate your data into desired formats
  • Apply appropriate techniques to carry out Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA)
  • Use suitable visualizations to communicate your findings

Introduction to Data Science

  • What is data science?
  • The different skills required of a data scientist
  • Overview of the applications of data science

Data Types and Structures

  • Understanding data types and structures
  • Getting data into useful form
  • Summarizing data
  • Transforming data

Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) with visualizations

  • Univariate analysis
  • Bivariate analysis
  • Multivariate analysis

Communication with Markdown report





Participants who meet at least 75% of the required course attendance and attempt the assessment will be awarded the Certificate of Performance. 

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Course Contact

  • 67881212
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    and on weekends and public holidays.

  • https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)
    Temasek Polytechnic
    East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 109
    21 Tampines Ave 1
    Singapore 529757


  • Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel a course with low enrolment.