CADS Data Star For Graduates

Data Star
for Graduates

Data Science enablement training and
mentorship with experienced Data Scientists.

CADS Data Star:
The Next Data Professional

CADS Data Star is a training program for graduates that includes 1 to 2 months in-class intensive Data Science enablement training and mentorship with experienced Data Scientists.

The curated learning paths are in line with the Data Professionals Skills Framework to support Data and Analytics knowledge development focused in 3 specializations: Data Analyst, Data Engineer, and Junior Data Scientist.

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Learning Paths

We provide participants with the foundation skill sets for each of the knowledge areas. Our courses include lectures and lab sessions, hands-on programming and interactive learning. Each path includes an opportunity for mentorship, project presentation and soft skill development.

Data Star - Data Analyst

Data Analyst (DA)

The objective of the program is to equip the participants with the ability to set-up and run analysis using R, analyse data correctly, communicate and visualise findings well. Participants will also be taught to extract insights and knowledge from data.

Data Star - Junior Data Scientist

Junior Data Scientist (JDS)

The objective of this program is to allow participants to expose the interdisciplinary field of data science. The program teaches participants how to conduct or approximate experiments, analyse data rigorously, develop predictive models and monitor model output.

Data Star - Data Engineer

Data Engineer (DE)

The objective of this program is to enable the participants to understand the importance of data management and to realize the value from an organization's data. The program teaches participants the key skills needed to understand and manage activities through the entire data life-cycle.

Program Advantages

The program provides you with the following;

Mentorship with experienced Data Scientists​

Opportunity to be part of a growing industry​

Competitive income potential if selected by industry partner

What You Will Get

Data Science Training​

One to two months in-class intensive Data Science training with our experienced Data Scientists teaching you hands-on programming and more through interactive lab sessions and lectures.

Industry Placement (Potential)

Potential 3-12 months placement with CADS’ industry partners to put the theory you learned into practice. You’ll even earn an allowance during your placement.

Program Overview



Student selection via assessment



*Based on the selection process, you will be placed under one of the three specializations.



Training at The Center of Applied Data Science



Potential industry attachment with Industry Partner

Who Should Apply

CADS Data Star program is open to fresh PhD, Masters or Bachelors graduates in the following specializations (but not limited to):

  • Mathematics/Statistics
  • Computer Science
  • Actuarial Science
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Economics

*Requires basic knowledge of programming


The skills I gained with Data Star have provided me with the competencies required to work in data analytics, and I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this project. My experience with the Data Star program was thoroughly engaging, covering a breadth of topics across multiple aspects of the data science process within a short span of time. Within three months, I have gained the confidence to conduct statistical analyses and visualise data in R and Python.
Philip Khor Qing An
Data Scientist Associate, CADS
Data Scientist Track (February 2018 Cohort)
The actual module content is precise and interesting because the datasheet refers to real world problems and scenarios where we are exposed to the industry. Very well paced with genuine interest in a small group by an experienced and highly skilled trainer. Absolutely wonderful training, the best one I did.
Nur Amalina Miswan
Data Analyst, Permodalan Nasional Berhad
Data Scientist Track (May 2018 Cohort)
Thinking about the whole Data Star experience, I feel that I have been given a torch in a dark alley when it comes to the world of Data Science and Analytics. Coming from a background that is much more reliant on soft skills and less reliant on the technical aspect of things, Data Star has given me the exposure necessary to take steps to upskill myself. The skills I have developed with data star has allowed me to become of more worth to my organization but importantly, given me the tools to upgrade myself and become an overall more effective individual.
Mohamad Haziq
Financial Adviser
Data Analyst Track (May 2018 Cohort)

Are you looking to hire a Data Star for your organization or incorporate Analytics, Data Science or AI in your university curriculum?