The course is designed to equip individuals with the skills needed to succeed in the dynamic field of data science.

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Become a data scientist in Italy.

Dive into the vibrant world of big data where innovation meets insight.
This course is your gateway to mastering the tools and techniques essential for building robust data-driven solutions that revolutionize industries and shape the future of innovation.
Do it in Italy while immerging yourself in the country of “la dolce vita”, become an expert, and travel while working.

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Why choose MD Academy?

MD Academy is located in the city of Como, in Lombardy, which is placed in North of Italy and it’s the most developed region of our country.
At MD we welcome students from all around the world to give them a professional training with our courses in different areas, with the guarantee of:

  • Great life balance: our students do not choose only a course, but a life experience. They will have the opportunity of combining work and study, also enjoying the Italian culture and tradition.
  • Schengen Area: Italy is part of the Shengen countries, so students will have the chance to explore not just our country, but also the other nearby countries which are very easily reachable from our city by train, bus, or plane.
  • Job opportunities: we are accredited by Regione Lombardia, the economic leader in Italy, which is also very close to Switzerland, a very rich country with many job opportunities.

So why should you choose to study at MD Academy? Our accredited body issues certificates which are valid to work in Italy and in Europe!

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Why choose our Data Science Software Development course?

The Data Science Software Development course by MD Academy prepares you to excel as a Data Scientist, one of the mostsought-after professionals.

Benefits of our course:

  • Skill Certificate valid throughout Italy and in Europe, which allows you to start working in the country.
  • High-quality training with well-trained professionals.
  • Various projects to start entering the job market, and a final project work.
  • Real job opportunities thanks to our relationship with a network of companies actively looking to hire.
  • Guaranteed support for the bureaucratic procedures.

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Is this the right course for me?

You should work as data scientist if:

  • You already have a grasp of one or more programming languages.
  • You are a curious person that enjoys analyzing information and situations.
  • You enjoy maths and statistics.


How it works: the journey step by step

Our program last approximately one year and is divided into two parts: one online and one in Italy

Before your arrival

Since all our courses are taught in Italian, knowing the basics of the language (level A1) is required before you start your training.
This is why we offer Italian classes for beginners, taught by experienced native-speaking teachers, with an oral exam in the end. We highly recommend you sign up today!

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After your arrival

Arrival Week: you will have a few days to get used to the time zone, unpack, and explore the area.

First 4 Weeks: (approx.): they will be dedicated to studying Italian (20 hours per week). This will allow you to communicate and use specific vocabulary of the fields of your course of interest.

Course-specific Training: starting from approximately the 5th week, classes specific to your chosen course will start. You will be studying for a maximum of 25 hours per week total.

Project work: starting from approximately the 35th-40th week, you will work on the final project.

Final exam: after completing your apprenticeship, you will be examined by an internal commission appointed by MD Academy. Upon successfully passing the exam, you will receive a Skill Certification.

If you wish to, there is the option of finding a part-time job: you can also find a part-time job, which will allow you to earn some extra money for your stay in Italy.

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Mediadream s.r.l. is an accredited body of Regione Lombardia for the Professional Education - Registration N° 264. and for Employment Services - Registration N° 114.

On the official portal of the Lombardy Region you will find the details of the MD Academy accreditations: Official file.

Yes. This course requires students to have prior knowledge regarding mathematics and programming. For this reason, passing an online admission test is mandatory to enroll (it consists of a relatively quick multiple-choice test). We chose to put this measure in place to ensure a higher quality of teaching, and to give everyone the same opportunities to fully assimilate the material without excessive struggle

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Approximately 1 year, including the theoretical part of the course and exercise projects (600 hours) + final project work (200 hours) for a total of 800 hours.

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By the end of our course, you will receive a Certification of Professional Skills officially recognized by the administrative region of Lombardy. This is an important addition to your resume, or curriculum vitae, that shows you have gained all the required skills to work as a programmer and data scientist for different companies. You will also be able to add the final project work to your portfolio. Thanks to our highly specific and specialized program, your professional profile will be highly palatable to a range of potential employers.

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Prior to attending classes in-person, students must have our Level A1 Certificate. This is a mandatory requirement for enrollment.

Once in Italy, in order to fully assimilate the learning material you will need to know basic Italian (A2 or higher). This is why our programs for international students include an Italian course (reaching level A2 is mandatory for the Data Science Software Development course).

Furthermore, a basic understanding of the Italian language is essential for living and working in Italy.

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There is no specific requirement regarding your previous education.

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Programmers, data analysts and similar professional figures that know how to work with AI and develop software to interpret data are extremely sought-after by companies all over the world - and Italy is no exception. This field has witnessed exponential growth over the past few years and is destined to keep evolving and flourish as technology becomes more and more an integral part of our life. In Italy, 76% of the biggest companies employ at least one Data Analyst, 51% of them employ a Data Engineer, and 49% have hired a Data Scientist (source: Big Data Analytics; School Management Politecnico di Milano).

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Our exercise practical projects consist of numerous hands-on projects where students will be able to practice what was learned during class. During the final weeks of the course, there will be one final project work simulating real-world applications (e.g. pertaining to e-commerce, economy, media, logistics…) based on the topics that have been explained and studied in the previous lessons, for a duration of 200 hours total.

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If you have at least completed your high school studies in Italy, then you are exempted from Italian classes and exams.

In all other cases, if you believe to already have a sufficient level of knowledge of the Italian language, then you can choose to not take Italian classes and only take the Italian exam for each level required. Please note that in the event that you fail the exam, you will need to sign up for language classes and retake the exam(s), as passing it is mandatory.

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You can pay for the course via PayPal or Bank Transfer

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