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About the Course

This capstone project course will give you a taste of what data scientists go through in real life when working with real datasets. You will assume the role of a Data Scientist working for a startup intending to compete with SpaceX, and in the process follow the Data Science methodology involving data collection, data wrangling, exploratory data analysis, data visualization, model development, model evaluation, and reporting your results to stakeholders. You are tasked with predicting if the first stage of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will land successfully. SpaceX advertises Falcon 9 rocket launches on its website, with a cost of 62 million dollars; other providers cost upward of 165 million dollars each, much of the savings is because SpaceX can reuse the first stage. Therefore if you can accurately predict the likelihood of the first stage rocket landing successfully, you can determine the cost of a launch. With the help of your Data Science findings and models, the competing startup you have been hired by can make more informed bids against SpaceX for a rocket launch. This course is the final course in the IBM Data Science Professional Certificate as well as the Applied Data Science with Python Specialization. It is expected that you have completed all of the prior courses in the specialization/certificate before starting this one, as it requires the application of the knowledge and skills taught in those courses. In this course, there will not be too much new learning, and instead, the focus will be on hands-on work to demonstrate what you have learned in the previous courses. If you choose to take this course and earn the Coursera course certificate, you will also earn an IBM digital badge upon successful completion of the course....

Top reviews


Oct 23, 2019

Its was great experience in completing the project using all skills that we learned in the course, thanks to coursera and IBM for giving me an opportunity to update my selft and also to test my skills


Mar 3, 2020

Very good capstone project. Learnt lot of insights on how to represent data through out this course.\n\nVery good starting point for ""Data Science" field. I would definitely recommend this course.

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By Karin M C

Jan 13, 2020

A great capstone. I enjoyed it very much. Thank you

By Eleni K

Jun 27, 2019

The most challenging and interesting course so far!

By Eliza A Y W

Feb 7, 2021

Excellent Data Science Experience with IBM Watson!

By Fernanda T d S T

Apr 2, 2020

Very well structured course with lots of learning!

By Edgar P

May 7, 2021

good way to put in practice what you have learned

By Frantzdy H

Aug 23, 2020

Could not have asked for a better course. Thanks!

By mannat b

Apr 26, 2020

great learning experience and amazing instructors

By Josué B

Mar 17, 2020

Excellent course for beginning with Data Science

By Paulo B S

Jun 27, 2019

Best course from IBM Data Science Specialization

By Leke O

Oct 1, 2018

Great Hands-on experience using real world data.

By Dustin E

Sep 14, 2021

A nice test of all the skills you have learned.

By Nikhil B

Jul 23, 2020

Very comprehensive and coherent for beginners.


Jan 3, 2019

Helpful for skill enhancement and development!

By Yashwanth S G

Jun 2, 2020

Awesome course to start data science journey.

By Michael S

Feb 28, 2020

This was a tough course.. But glad to be done

By S T

Dec 11, 2019

Excellent course. Love the labs the projects.

By Lakshmi N A

Nov 15, 2019

Ultimate journey through Data science Course.

By Rakesh K

Jun 19, 2021

good experience after completing this course

By Jeferson S

Jun 24, 2020

Such a great course. With a lot of practice!


May 3, 2020

Excellent course. Great hands on lab session

By Tharathip K

Oct 2, 2021

Really good course!! Thank you so much IBM!

By Mariusz M

Dec 10, 2019

It brings a lot of challenges, I like them.

By Weixuan L

Nov 27, 2019

Took a lot of time but definitely worth it!

By Sean R

Nov 15, 2019

Great way to wrap everything we learned up!

By Suguna P

Aug 28, 2019

Excellent, well designed and well explained