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Data science

Together, with the School of Computing, we're training the next generation of data scientists.

Data science is revolutionising science, engineering, and commerce. There is a high demand for trained professionals who can interpret and distil valuable insights using complex data sets. By the time you graduate, you’ll be ready to take on these emerging challenges.

Where you’ll learn

Our data science courses are taught in the Urban Sciences Building (USB). The USB is based in the Newcastle Helix area of campus.

It’s equipped with outstanding facilities, including:

  • cyber-physical systems laboratory
  • decision theatre for data visualisation
  • flat floor teaching facilities
  • 315 PCs with a Raspberry Pi3 on every desk

The building, and the surrounding area, is a living laboratory. It’s underpinning research to make urban centres more sustainable for future generations.

An aerial view of the Urban Sciences Building.

Research in the Helix

The Helix is a hybrid city quarter in the heart of Newcastle. The area is a hub for research and innovation. It’s home to the Catalyst, the Biosphere, the Urban Sciences Building, the Fredrick Douglas centre and more.

Research at the Newcastle Helix focuses on:

  • cyber-physical systems
  • infrastructure
  • smart grids
  • the future of our city
  • big data
The Catalyst building with the Urban Sciences Building in the background.