The Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.) is offering Metro Manila’s first ever Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree in Data Science starting this school year 2020-2021 to help meet the growing demand for data scientists, one of the top emerging and most in-demand jobs in the Philippines.
“We are very excited to be offering this new PSM Degree in Data Science. With big data having tremendous impact on how industries make major decisions, professionals who can analyze the numbers and translate these into positive business outcomes will be highly valuable and sought after. Both these skills shall be mastered by students of this new graduate program,” said T.I.P. president Dr. Elizabeth Quirino-Lahoz.
T.I.P. benchmarked the curriculum of its PSM degree in Data Science against the data science programs of schools affiliated with the United States’ National Professional Science Master’s Association (NPSMA), ensuring enrollees are up to par with international standards. T.I.P. also partnered with CloudSwyft Global Systems, Inc. and Emerson Philippines to further enhance the curriculum’s local and global significance.
These benchmarking and partnership efforts were facilitated by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for Development (STRIDE).
Asked about the program’s significance, CloudSwyft vice president for business development Prince Datu commented, “Data Science is one of today’s hottest jobs—rapidly growing in response to the amount of data being captured and analyzed. Companies hire data scientists to find insights and to solve meaningful business problems.”
In contrast to a traditional, theory-centric Master’s degree, a PSM degree in Data Science involves the perfect mix of science-based theory and industry-desired business skills to produce holistic graduates who are well-versed in both theory and practice. It is essentially an advanced scientific and business degree combined into one comprehensive program.
“Industry needs data scientists who are not only equipped with technical skills but also with business and organizational skills, as well as workplace skills,” affirmed Emerson Automation Solutions senior manager for quality and excellence Engr. Villacer Ceredon.
Enrollees of the proposed program will be better equipped in gathering data, turning big data into useful actionable insights relevant to the industry, solving real-world problems through carefully applied problem-solving skills, and contributing in the creation of more effective companies and industries. These in turn will pave the way for PSM graduates to become global key players, in this data-driven era.
This graduate program in Data Science is the second PSM degree to be offered by T.I.P. The first is the PSM degree in Construction Management which was likewise launched through the support of USAID STRIDE and in partnership with Megawide Construction Corporation and Meralco Industrial Engineering Services Corporation (MIESCOR) in 2015. The T.I.P. PSM Construction Management program was the very first PSM program offered in the whole country.
The PSM degree in Data Science will be delivered purely online on a modular basis via the Canvas learning management system, T.I.P.’s official online learning platform. Classes start on August 24, 2020.
For enrollment and program inquiries, you may email [email protected] (QC) or [email protected] (Manila). You may also reach T.I.P. through the following numbers (+632) 8911-0964, (+63) 917-8590279 for T.I.P. QC and (+632) 8733-9117 for T.I.P. Manila. For Graduate Program requirements and all other details, please visit www.tip.edu.ph.