Jacobs University

msc data engineering

876th US-News World Ranking

Established in 2001, Jacobs University is located in Bremmen, Germany. It is an English-speaking higher education institution and combines aspects from the American and German academic system.

The university offers various programs at undergraduate, graduate and PhD level which focus on Mobility of People, Goods & Information, Health and Diversity in Modern Societies. It offers programs in Business, Engineering, Psychology, Social Sciences, International Relations, Life Sciences, Mathematics and Physics. Jacobs University also offers foundation level and preparatory courses leading to a Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree program. The university offers 15 Bachelor’s programs and 8 Graduate programs.

The university campus is spread over 80 acres. It is home to four residential colleges: Alfried Krupp College, Mercator College, College 3, and College Nordmetall. Jacobs University has more than 1200 students enrolled at various levels from 106 countries. Jacobs University offers study exchange programs in conjunction with a total of 26 international partners including Rice University, Washington State University, Carnegie Mellon University, Thammasat University, and Lafayette College. The University is home to four residential colleges: Alfried Krupp College, Mercator College, College III and College Nordmetall.

Notable Alumni: Hashem Al-Ghaili (Science communicator)

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Big data has turned out to have giant potential, but poses major challenges at the same time. On the one hand, big data is driving the next stage of technological innovation and scientific discovery. Accordingly, big data has been called the gold of the digital revolution and the information age. On the other hand, the global volume of data is growing at a pace which seems to be hard to control. In this light, it has been noted that we are drowning in a sea of data .Faced with these prospects and risks, the world requires a new generation of data specialists. Data engineering is an emerging profession concerned with big data approaches to data acquisition, data management and data analysis. Providing you with up-to-date knowledge and cutting-edge computational tools, data engineering has everything that it takes to master the era of big data.

Letter of Motivation, Curriculum vitae (CV), University transcript in English or German, Bachelor s degree certificate or equivalent (may be handed in later), Two letters of recommendation, English language proficiency test with a minimum score of 90 (TOEFL) or 6.5 (IELTS). Alternatively, students may submit a confirmation from their previous university that their education was conducted in English.

Demand for data engineers is massive in industry, commerce and the public sector. From IT to finance, from automotive to oil and gas, from health to retail: companies and institutions in almost every domain need experts for data acquisition, data management and data analysis. With an MSc degree in Data Engineering, you will excel in this most exciting and rewarding field with very attractive salaries. Likewise, an MSc degree in Data Engineering allows you to move on to a PhD and to a career in science and research institutions.

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a) Common Application

b) One recommendation letter

c) Transcripts

d) Official SAT/ACT scores

e) Language Proficiency Test

f) TOEFL-575, IELTS-6.5

Requirements may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements.


Foundation: € 23,000

Undergraduate: € 20,000

Graduate: € 20,000

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

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The annual cost of living at Jacobs University is €6,000 approx.


Yes, the university provides in campus housing facilities.

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