Data Science Academy launched at Temasek Polytechnic


19 December 2014
 TP-Pivotal  Data Science Academy

Singapore’s Temasek Polytechnic (TP), Pivotal Software and EMC Computer  Systems  have  announced  a  strategic  partnership  to  launch  the  TP-Pivotal  Data Science Academy. The Academy will combine a practical education, software-defined analytics platform, dedicated lab space and certification into a streamlined programme for aspiring data scientists and big data engineers. It will also be the first of its kind to be hosted in a polytechnic in Singapore, with close collaboration and support from industry partners.

An extension of TP’s two full-time and part-time diploma programmes on Big Data Management and in Business Analytics, the Academy will support selected diploma coursework and provide short elective courses with six-week projects designed to solve both hypothetical problems and real problems in the areas of big data management and business analytics. In addition, working professionals wanting to earn a certification in Data Science skill-sets can register for specialist diploma courses and short certification courses at the new Data Science Academy.

Pivotal and EMC will provide the technology solutions and expertise to kick start the programme. The Academy will also offer a software-defined platform as an option for customers to get started on their journey with data science. The first intake is expected to commence in Q2/3 2015, and take in 100 participants in the first year.