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StellenboschUniversityEngineering News reports that the Faculty of Engineering at Stellenbosch University (SU) will introduce a new BEng degree in Data Engineering from February 2020.  

This degree will be a new specialisation stream in the faculty’s existing undergraduate degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.  The purpose of this new specialisation in Data Engineering is to prepare the university’s students for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where the world of work has fundamentally changed and there is a deluge of data that needs to be structured, modelled and analysed to enable data-led organisations to discover underlying knowledge and make well-informed decisions, the faculty said in a statement.  This initiative supports the soon to be established School for Data Science and Computational Thinking at SU.  “The school will work across all our faculties in an interdisciplinary way and will span the entire academic project, from under- and postgraduate training to research and specialist consultation,” SU Rector and Vice-Chancellor Professor Wim de Villiers indicated.

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