Blended Learning program in Uruguay

Professional Masters degree issued by UTEC (Universidad Tecnológica)


We approach a complex field with a broad view

Uruguay’s Technological University (UTEC) offers a Professional Masters degree in Data Science, with a strong entrepreneurial component, with academic support from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

DEDICATION: 20 hours weekly on average

Be a part of Latin America’s next generation of specialists in Data Science

Through a blended learning methodology, the acquisition of hard and soft skills is fostered through:

  • Online courses offered by MITx MicroMasters Program in Statistics and Data Science in edX, with weekly exclusive synchronous support sessions with MIT J-WEL and UTEC facilitators
  • Three mandatory on-site workshops in Uruguay offered by MIT experts
  • Elective subjects offered by MITx, UTEC and Facultad de Ciencias

With the Masters’ final project, students will have the opportunity to apply for human resource and seed capital financing funds offered by one of the three local organizations supporting the program: the Uruguayan National Research and Innovation Agency (ANII).

To form data science specialists, the driving force behind our program

The objective is for students to dominate the foundations of data science, statistics and machine learning, while being capable of developing new lines of businesses within their companies and leading decision-making processes in their teams.

The program blends online graduate-level courses with on-site workshops that expose students to entrepreneurship and data science. We also provide academic support from UTEC and MIT facilitators, exclusive to our students throughout the whole program, to add value to the online learning experience.

One step towards the frontier of knowledge

Admission requisites

  • High proficiency in linear algebra, multivariate calculus and Python
  • Excellent command of English (language in which courses and workshops are instructed)

Application and admission process

  • Fill in the form which follows below
  • Arrange an interview with our Academic Office
  • Send in your CV and letter of motivation


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In order to successfully follow the program’s curricula, high proficiency in linear algebra, multivariate calculus, Python and a good command of the English language are required.

The second generation of the program will start in 2020. The first one started on May 16th 2019.

Between 16 and 18 months.

An average of 20 hours for the hybrid courses and 40 hours for the on-site workshops

The tuition fee for the Professional Masters in Data Science is USD 6310. We offer every candidate an Installment Payment Plan.

Enrollment is now open for the second generation.

The subjects are taught in English

The program combines between six and eight weeks of on-site workshops in Uruguay with online asynchronous courses and synchronous video conference sessions.

At LATU Technological Park in Montevideo, Uruguay.

The on-site workshops are intensive, starting at 9:00AM and ending at 6:00PM. The synchronous classes will be taught at 8:00AM and 6:00PM (Uruguay time). The MITx MicroMasters Program asynchronous classes will be available for students to take them whenever it is most convenient for them.

Once the Probability, Data Analysis, Statistics, Machine Learning and the final exam are completed and passed, a MITx MicroMasters credential in Statistics and Data Science is issued.

Once the whole program is completed and the necessary credits are obtained, students will gain their Professional Masters in Data Science degree, issued by UTEC



CoLAB is a hub of disruptive educational projects. This initiative is possible thanks to Uruguay’s institutional soundness and its ability to innovate in the provision of public services. Breakthroughs in digital inclusion position Uruguay as an interlocutor that dialogues with world-renowned higher education institutions. The Program in Data Science is the result of the first agreement established between CoLAB and an elite university such as the MIT.

About UTEC

The Technological University (UTEC) shapes high-quality professionals, entrepreneurs and innovators for the XXI century, promoting training in the most recent technological trends, which in turn will have a direct impact on production systems, and promote the creation of new sectors within the economy and the creation of new professional profiles. Focused on innovation and committed to Uruguay's strategic guidelines and production needs, UTEC brings forth quality educational proposals in fields such as engineering, arts and applied sciences, offering also online diplomas.