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Program overview


Data Science is an exciting field of the future. Companies in every sector are investing in data and the Data Scientists needed to make sense of it. This course is designed to help new entrants get off the ground running by covering the core tools and algorithms that Data Scientists use every day. The course focuses on improving analytical and critical thinking skills, job requirements just as important as your R & Python programming skills. With this immersive program you will be introduced to the world of decision-making using data over the span of 12 weeks, providing you with a competitive edge in the work arena.


Important Dates

May 16, 2022 – Application Closes

May 29, 2022 – Program start date

Aug 25, 2022 – Program end date

Starting Date

29th May 2022

Program highlights

12 weeks
40 hours per week
Interactive session
From 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
A community for posting work updates and having work-related discussions
Internship opportunities for top performers
Capstone project
Apply what you've learned
Available in English

Application criteria

  • Age 18 years and above.
  • Saudi nationals or individuals whose spouse or mother is Saudi.
  • Foundational knowledge of statistics.
  • Pass the admissions process.
  • Webcam
  • Strong internet connection
  • Upper-level degree (bachelor's equivalent or higher).
  • Available to attend the course's full 12 weeks (Sunday - Thursdays, from 9:00 - 17:00 with 1 break week, ), actively contribute to discussions and complete required assignments (homework, reading, quizzes, group presentations, and capstone project).
  • Proven proficiency in English (speaking, listening and writing)


  • Study of work in a STEM-related field
  • Skilled in analytical thinking to solve a research question

What you will learn from this program

Part 1: Introduction
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1 - What is Data Science?

Part 2: Tool Basics

R & the tidyverse, Python for data science, Command line tools & git

Part 3: Data basics

Data visualization, Inferential statistics

Part 4: Machine Learning Comprehensive

Fundamental principles and processes of Machine Learning (M:), most commonly used and well-established ML algorithms. introduction to automated Explainable ML, fundamentals of Deep Learning - Dense and Convolutional Neural Networks, implementation of all core algorithms in R & Python

Part 5: Portfolio & Presentations

Capstone project


Dr. Rick J Scavetta

Dr. Rick J Scavetta trained as a biologist specializing in evolutionary genetics and speciation. In 2012, focusing on his strengths and passions, he shifted careers to become a small-group instructor, independent data scientist, entrepreneur and content developer. Operating as Scavetta Academy, Dr Scavetta has a close and recurring presence at primary research institutes all over Germany, including many Max Planck Institutes and Excellence Clusters. As one of the first external trainers at DataCamp, Dr Scavetta's courses on Data Visualization have been taken by over 200,000 students since 2016. He’s also contributed to advanced data science courses exclusive to O’Reilly's Live Online Training platform as well as the Deep Learning with R in Motion LiveVideo course with Manning. In 2020, Dr Scavetta began consulting Misk Academy (currently Misk Skills) on the development of training programs in digital skills, such as data science. He has been the primary in house data science instructor since late 2020 and will return for the 2022 sessions. In 2021, Dr Scavetta co-authored the O'Reilly title Python & R for the Modern Data Scientist, and in 2022 he secured support from Taylor & Francis, home of the CRC Press imprint, to work on a new title drawing on his unique background and perspectives.

Lujain Felemban

Lujain Felemban is a Data Scientist and Analytics Specialist native to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She obtained her Bachelors in Chemistry from the University of Rochester where she spent years in Research and Development before moving into tech. She brings her scientific investigative approach to problem solving and critical thinking to her work with data. She has been working in Tech Education for 3 years with global companies in addition to Misk Foundation such as General Assembly and AstroLabs Academy. She’s worked on projects involving NLP, Spatial Analytics, Business Intelligence Systems, for mega events and live feedback. She is a bootcamp alumni herself and enjoys training and mentoring teams. In her free time, Lujain is an active equestrian and art enthusiast.

Frequently asked questions

You may apply to more than one proram, but you will only be accepted for one (based on your application).

This program is for Saudi nationals.

This program is sponsored by Misk and is free of charge for all participants.

Yes! Once you complete the process, you will receive your graduation certificate.

Contact Us if you still have any questions

Application Process

  • Sign up

    Sign up to Misk Hub and create your profile

  • Apply

    Select this program and click the apply button

  • Evaluation

    We will review your application criteria and decide if this program is right for you.

  • Pre-course assignment submission

    Submit an assignment related to user experience design

  • Pre-course assignment evaluation

    We will review your assignment and decide if this program is right for you.

  • Interview

    Attend one-on-one interview virtually

  • Application confirmation

    Successful applicants will receive an email confirming their program enrollment. We will also share more program-specific information and details about your participation.

Applications closed

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Skills you will gain:

Data Analysis Decision-making Digital


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