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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 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!


Dec 4, 2021

Interesting and challenging

By Renato d O S

Mar 19, 2021

Excellent practical course!

By Cao C

Oct 19, 2020

Very well structured course

By Goh K L

Jun 27, 2020

It is decently challenging.

By Oleksandr B

May 31, 2020

great practical experience!


Apr 8, 2020

great platform to practice.

By Moataz N

Apr 4, 2020

Best course I took till now

By Michel M

Dec 28, 2019

Challenging and interesting

By Yasser B

Nov 15, 2020

Thanks for a great course.

By Hanh L

Jun 12, 2020

Good content and exercise.

By Sergei R

May 13, 2020

Excellent practical course

By Sheetal J

Apr 8, 2020

very good project, thanks.

By Vivekanand P

Oct 4, 2019

Assignment was really good

By ugochukwu o

Oct 27, 2021

V​ery engaging and useful

By Nan C

Feb 7, 2021

challenging and rewarding

By Antonio B

Dec 2, 2020

It is a very good Course.

By Nagabhairu v k

May 19, 2020

Head of the Entire course

By Hari S J

Jul 14, 2019

Great learning experience

By Kathleen P

Dec 31, 2018

Difficult and fulfilling.

By trancongthanh

Oct 18, 2018

Excellent course! Thanks!

By Low J

May 13, 2021

Interesting assignments.