Key Facts The only Big Data Analytics postgraduate programme developed in partnership with Oracle which is a major global leading vendor in the field.
This course equips graduates from the programme with the skills necessary for careers in Big Data Analytics.
This programme is ideal for those who have an interest in business and computing and wish to pursue an interesting career in a new developing field where there is currently a skills shortage.
Course Overview The MSc Big Data Analytics course is designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge of the new field of Big Data Analytics from a computing perspective. Data is being generated on an exponential scale by individuals and organisations.
Valuable insights can be drawn from this data to inform strategic decisions thus resulting in increased market share, profitability, possible cost savings and procedural efficiency. Students will develop a critical understanding of contemporary tools, techniques and models for Big Data Analytics.
The programme will enable students to develop practical skills, using tools and techniques from the forefront of business computing, and use these effectively to conduct Big Data Analytics. It also seeks to promote an awareness of the moral, ethical and professional framework, within which the students will operate as an IT professional in a business environment.
A key aspect of the programme philosophy is that the learning experience integrates use of Oracle commercial software (a world leader in this field) with investigation of the wider theoretical context. Students will also learn about the skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur in the IT sector.
Course Structure This course provides a broad spectrum of data security issues for the big databases. The range of the topics covers physical, organisational, business, operational, and technical issues, enabling the you to have an in-depth insight of the different facets of the data security requirements and the ways of addressing them in the real world situations.
Employability This course is suitable for undergraduates and those who have worked in the industry but do not have the recognised qualifications. Students will be provided with the opportunity to complete industry-recognised Oracle Professional Certification.
The school boasts graduates who have gone on to work for Hewlett Packard, Bell Micro, Birmingham City Council, BT, Cap Gemini, Cisco, Deloitte, Ericsson, Fujitsu, IBM, Intel Corporation, NHS, Motorola, National Express, NEC, Royal Mail, Shell IT, JP Morgan Chase and Co, Carillion plc, Siemens and Nokia and many more.
We would normally expect you to hold at least a Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline. However, we can also consider your application without standard entry qualifications if you can provide evidence of the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully complete the course.
Recipient: Birmingham City University
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