The SID programme is a training resolutely geared towards the data engineering professions. It covers all aspects of it: from data collection to statistical exploitation and machine learning, including the storage and management of massive big data databases. It takes place over 3 years from License 3 to Master 2, with a progressive learning of fundamental concepts, methodologies and tools used in data science. In the age of artificial intelligence, the “data scientist” profile of SID students is enhanced by a dual statistical competence - business intelligence, with a specialization in machine learning and databases. This type of profile is highly demanded in various professional fields today, as shown by the 100% hiring rate of our students upon graduation from Master 2. Some examples of projects and internships:

Enroll to M2 SID in work-study ("alternance") contract ...

The M2 SID-big data is the last year of the SID-Big Data training. Students can register for initial training or work-study:

  • Work-study contract: One-year professionalization or apprenticeship contract (from September to September) divided into 17 weeks at the university and 34 weeks in a company (according to the schedule established in advance).
  • In initial training: At the university from September to mid-March (with projects), then internship until the end of August. More information in the frame on work-study.

Admission in Master 1 and Master 2 SID

The vast majority of M1 SID students (respectively M2 SID) come from L3 SID (respectively M1 SID). As a result, new entries in M1 or M2 SID are quite rare (no more than a dozen per year). Candidates wishing to integrate the Master SID-big data in the first or second year must submit an application on ecandidate:

  1. for M1: from April 26, 2020 to May 17, 2021.
  2. for M2: from May 3, 2020 to June 4, 2021.
After the closure of the applications, the pedagogical committee will no longer accept new applications or revisions of decisions taken, and we will not respond to these requests. Your request can then be appealed to the president of the university by sending it to: More details available from this page:

FAQ for applicants

  • M1 calendar? M1 courses start on Monday September 7, 2020 and end in mid April (departure for internship).
  • M2 calendar? M2 courses start on September 21, 2020 and end at the end of March (departure for internship). The work-study students start from September 7, 2020 in a company.
  • Work-study contract? Only M2 is open to the work-study contract. The M1 takes place only in initial training. Only students who have validated the M1 SID have the possibility of enroll to M2 SID work-study contract.
  • Distance training? We do not offer distance training. We consider the face-to-face teaching as very important for the smooth running of the training, in particular for practical work and projects.
  • Number of students? Between 35 and 40 students per year of the Master. This reasonable size promotes the spirit of promotion and mutual knowledge of all students in the course (L3, M1 and M2).
  • Internship in M1? The duration of the internship varies from a minimum of 3 months to a maximum of 5 months. Information will be given to you at the beginning of the year to help you in your search for an internship.
  • Why choose the SID course at Paul Sabatier University? Become a data scientist at Bac + 5 with expert and innovative skills A teaching program in perfect harmony with the needs of the market (100% hiring rate after leaving M2 SID). A training recognized by many professional partners, forming a substantial network to find internships, work-study programs and positions. Very good supervision thanks to a dedicated teaching team.
  • Can a sports score be counted in SID? No, but the schedule leaves the possibility of exercising a sporting activity.

Key competences  of Master SID-Big data

  • Implement a statistical study from planning to analysis and synthesis of results (Survey, Marketing, Biomedical study, Statistical Process Control).
  • Design and develop an information system (relational database or NoSQL) to support the functioning of an organization.
  • Extract relevant information from textual or structured data sources in order to enhance them (decision support, information research, data mining) in a company, in an administration, or in a research environment.
  • Analyze massive amounts of data and build dashboards for the management of institutions (companies, administration, etc.)
  • Maintain and analyze a decision-making system (data warehouse, OLAP, ERP) to manage the resources of an organization
  • Work in a team by following project management methodologies
  • Exchange and express yourself easily orally and in writing in French and English, in a professional context
  • Build and validate a mathematical model to process data sets (from surveys, surveys, sensors, etc.), in order to develop decision support tools in a business, in an administration, or in a business environment research.