Big data has turned out to have giant potential, but poses major challenges at the same time. On the one hand, big data is driving the next stage of technological innovation and scientific discovery. Accordingly, big data has been called the “gold” of the digital revolution and the information age. On the other hand, the global volume of data is growing at a pace which seems to be hard to control. In this light, it has been noted that we are “drowning in a sea of data”. Faced with these prospects and risks, the world requires a new generation of data specialists. The MSc program in Data Engineering provides students with basic and advanced tools for data acquisition, data management and data analysis and prepares them for a successful career.