DSTI students who are undertaking their study on-campus will attend their scheduled classes in person on either Sophia-Antipolis or Paris campus. They will also make face-to-face contact with teachers, as well as other on campus students.
DSTI has HD telepresence technology in both campuses, allowing us to open online education access, with live cast over the web, for distant students to stay at home while following our Applied MSc and Advanced MSc programmes.
We have equipped both of our campuses with telepresence equipment and advanced software, including smart, interactive and digital whiteboards of the latest technology for amazing end-to-end exchange of knowledge.
All off-campus students are given accounts to join the classes.
Whether you live in London, Cape Town, Buenos Aires for early morning classes or New Delhi for afternoon and night classes, you can follow our programmes directly from your laptop in the comfort of your own home (DSL connection required).
Classes are recorded and recordings are made available on replay.
Please note that this recordings are provided as a commodity and convenience to all students.
Off-campus students remain obliged to follow classes in real-time, with their classmates and professors.
Off-campus students are enrolled identically to on-campus students, and receive an enrolment certificate.
The tuition is identical in both modes, and online students follow classes with their on-campus classmates. Industrial projects and placements cannot be guaranteed.
The following tuition fees apply only to students living outside of France. Online Education students living in France are considered “On-Campus” and therefore the “On-Campus” tuition fees apply.
The following tuition fees are in effect for the Spring 2019 entry and are subject to change for future years. Tuition fees for the Autumn 2019 will be published in Spring 2019.
Fees are paid in 3 instalments, every two months in advance (w/exc. of the initial 20% down payment for securing your enrolment)
You get access to online DSTI facilities (Safari Books subscriptions, Industrial Partners software, etc.) but not to our fabulous campuses, nor industrial placement support for internships and part-time jobs.
You can, however, be employed as an intern, under a French Higher Education Internship Agreement, even if you are working abroad, anywhere in the world, knowing that
French Labour Law enforces that an internship cannot be longer than 6 months full-time (12 months part-time) with the same employer.
Two or more internships can be done with different employers.
DSTI won’t provide industrial support in finding these internships abroad, but will provide its usual support with administrative processes and liaising with your employer.
This 18-month part-time Applied MSc degree programme in SPOC mode, with its two entries in Autumn and Spring, is a programme designed to bring students to the scientific heart of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.
Classes are given exclusively in English from the:
- Beginning of October of year X to end of March of year X+2 for the Autumn entry
(e.g October 2nd 2017 to March 30th 2019);
- Mid-March of year Y to mid-October of year Y+2 for the Spring entry
(e.g March 12th 2018 to October 9th 2020).
The sequence of classes unfolds as depicted on the picture beside. The frequency of classes is more intense during the first two semesters (225hrs per semester) and lighter on the third (150hrs).
By the end of the 18-month period, SPOC MSc students are given an extra 6-month period to take the SAS & AWS Certification examinations.
Key benefits of the SPOC Mode
- Identical content to our Applied MSc programmes.
- Part-time schedule, with “study time” / “free periods” between courses giving time to watch the HD class recordings. Access to the recordings is unlimited during the programme as well as after graduation.
- Live meetings with professors for support and Q&A during the “free periods”. For every 25hrs of classes, you get 4hrs of live & recorded professors time through distinct meetings in the Americas & EMEA to South Asia zones (96hrs in total over the whole programme).
- 24/7 access to all teaching materials and private online interactions (forums, chats, etc.) via Moodle, our Learning Management System.
- Group work for the “Engineering Projects” is organised by timezones: one set of students for the Americas, one for EMEA to South Asia . SPOC students are not left by themselves to passively watch recordings: they collaborate together and belong to an interactive DSTI cohort.
- Access to live classes off-campus or on-campus at your availability & leisure.