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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 Bhaskar

Nov 14, 2021

V​ery good learned a lot of things

By Sarah H H

May 1, 2020

Excellent overview of Data Science

By usman k

Sep 7, 2021

Capstone project is too difficult

By Setiadi M

Aug 11, 2020

This course is very good, thanks.

By Karthikeyan G

Apr 24, 2020

Great Experience! Thank you All !

By Bikash M

May 24, 2021

Very nice well organized session

By Likhitha K

May 18, 2020

Excellent specialization course.

By Butty S

May 12, 2020

Excellent project based learning

By Shehu I M

Apr 20, 2020

It was an icebreaker, learn alot

By Williams M

May 3, 2022

excelente curso recomendadisimo

By Bui N H T

Aug 25, 2021

Hard but worth every time spent

By William A

May 13, 2020

Thanks a lot for the knowledge!


Jan 1, 2020

excellent supervision and tutor

By Francisco J A L

Oct 7, 2019

Hard but good course! I like it

By Rama Y

Apr 22, 2020

Very challenging. Well done !!

By Jeffrey G D

Jan 4, 2020

Demanding and thorough course.

By Matta M

May 22, 2021

it is excellent for beginners

By R. F I M

May 4, 2020

Good for intermediate Student

By Ковалев В А

Feb 1, 2020

I got very useful knowledges.

By Manikandan P

Jan 5, 2020

Good Start and Good knowledge

By Omid M

Jul 3, 2019

Very good and creative course

By Abhishant G

Dec 7, 2021

Amazing Course! learnt alot.

By Muhammad A W

Dec 4, 2020

Recommended for others also.


Aug 26, 2020

Best course on data science.

By Cheuk L Y

May 18, 2020

What a fantastic experience!