Each student will have a mentor to guide them through their coursework and on their final capstone project. The mentors are selected by the university from the pool consisting of instructors, data science professionals, as well as industrial and academic partners. During the assignment process, university will discuss with prospective mentors their professional interests and their areas of expertise and offer them pertinent projects to guide. Additionally, the university encourages students to recommend potential mentors for their project in their respective project proposal. This option has been developed with a view to support cases when mentor had expressed desire to work with a student before student joined the university. In such cases, the programme director will make a decision whether such mentorship will meet the university standards.