Data Science Certificate Program

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The Professional Certificate Program "Data Science" is an extra-occupational training at LMU. Its purpose is to communicate adequate knowledge of the theory and methods of Data Science. The program orients itself along the following guidelines:

  • Introduction to the theoretical and practical concepts in the field of Data Science and its potential in business use cases 
  • Transfer of well-founded know-how in the most diverse areas of Data Science
  • Training of analytical and strategic skills

The Professional Certificate Program is aimed at anyone working in any area of business or education. Only the requirements need to be satisfied.

The Certificate Program is developed as a one-semester training with an estimated workload of 200 hours (including time for preparation, follow-up work and preparation for the exam). Registration for the course during the winter term 2018/19 is open, see below for more details on specific dates.

Important Dates 

Deadline to apply: 16. September 2018

Basic knowledge in R is highly recommended for the Professional Certificate Program "Data Science". A crash course is available before the beginning of every program. For more information follow the link to the website of the Munich R Courses.

DayTopicWinter term 2018/19 Summer term 2019 (subject to change) Winter term 2019/20 (subject to change)
0 R crash course (separate booking required) 05.11.18 tba tba
1 First steps in Data Analysis 09.11.18 03.05.19 18.10.19
2 Statistical Foundations 16.11.18 10.05.19 25.10.19
3 Causality and Causation & Visualization 23.11.18 17.05.19 08.11.19
4 Data Management 30.11.18 24.05.19 15.11.19
5 Predictive Modelling 1 07.12.18 07.06.19 22.11.19
6 Predictive Modelling 2 & Deep Learning 14.12.18 28.06.19 29.11.19
7 Unsupervised Methods 11.01.19 05.07.19 13.12.19
8 Tools and Concepts for Large Data Sets 18.01.19 12.07.19 10.01.20
9 Data Privacy, Security & Visualization 25.01.19 19.07.19 17.01.20
10 Day of the Exam 01.02.19 26.07.19 24.01.20
The courses will start at 09:00. There will be 2 coffee breaks, a lunch break and 4 x 90 minute time-slots for lectures and practical use cases. 

Participation Fee

RegularReduced (20%)
Course Fee 5.900 € 4.720 €
Examination Fee 600 € 480 €
Total Fee 6.500 € 5.200 €
  • The fee includes snacks, drinks, coffee, course material and a graded certificate.
  • The 20% discount is intended for applicants from social, scientific and cultural facilities please send a proof with your application (
  • Participation in the exam is only possible if you have already participated at our certification program. A failed exam can be repeated on the next possible regular date and a separate examination fee will be charged for each retest.


There will be a written and an oral exam on the 10th day of the course  (winter term 01. February 2019).


Leibniz Rechenzentrum (LRZ)
Boltzmannstr. 1
D-85748 Garching

Further information can be found here


Downloads (only in german) 

Course Regulations (140 KByte) 
Terms and Conditions (104 KByte)