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Data Science Finishing School for Graduates

A paid finishing school training program for graduates that includes intensive data science enablement and mentorship with experienced data scientists and a possible placement with Data Star’s industry partners. Driven by ASEAN Data Analytics eXchange or ADAX, Data Star is an MDEC initiative in partnership with The Center of Applied Data Science, universities and leading industry partners championing the development of industry-ready Data Professionals in Malaysia.

Students with the following specializations (but not limited to) are encouraged to apply:

Learning Paths

We have curated our learning paths in line with the Data Professional Skills Framework to support data and analytics knowledge development focused on 3 areas: data engineer, data analyst and data scientist.


We provide the students 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 Engineer

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

Data Analyst

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 Scientist

The objective of this program is to allow participants to explore 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.

The program provides you with:

Program Details:

Through our questionnaire, we hope to learn more about your technical skills, motivations, and past experiences. Once we have a good understanding of your background and knowledge, we will contact successful applicants for a chat with our selection committee.


The application period for the next intake of Data Star Program has now closed. Please check back soon for our announcement on the next round of application.


Apply now!

Data Star Industry Partners

To find out how you can bring our talented Data Star cohorts into your organization please contact us at datastar@adax.asia