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MSc Data Analytics Engineering

Course Description

Develop a different set of skills with this new one year conversion masters course.

Do you enjoy problem solving? Are you looking for a demanding career with a salary to match? Southampton Solent University’s MSc Data Analytics Engineering programme teaches students to make sense of a world where every action and transaction we perform has some aspect of data attached to it. Data analysts use these data sets to make meaningful inferences that can support business decisions, governmental policy changes and system designs.

As a conversion course, this master’s degree is well suited to students from a wide range of academic backgrounds. The course will help you to develop sought-after skills within the technology and big data environment, fully preparing you for a range of careers after graduation.

‌•Students work on high-spec Alienware computers and benefit from access to device labs, usability suites and a comprehensive library.
‌•Projects are a major part of the course, encouraging students to think about the problem solving process from start to finish.
‌•Students learn how data is created, stored and analysed.
‌•The course hosts regular enrichment activities including industry guest lectures, code jams, and employability events.
‌•Students will have the chance to attend lectures given by the British Computer Society - the chartered institute for IT in the UK.
‌•Small group teaching allows for tailored support, helping students to shape the course to their own interests.
‌•The course comes to a close with students conducting their own research projects. This can be an excellent way to specialise knowledge towards desired careers, or act as a springboard for PhD study.

The industry

The UK’s IT industry is worth well over £58 billion annually. With employment of IT professionals expected to grow nearly twice as fast as the UK average between now and 2020 (e-skills UK), it looks like demand for well-qualified information technology graduates is set to remain strong.
This is echoed from reports and comments from industry:

“As a small software house, dealing with a group of international corporates, we have a regular need for graduates with strong software engineering and database skills. Given that we design systems that link to E-commerce, a good understanding of data analytics engineering is also key. Over the years we have found the pool of graduates with the required technical skills has seriously diminished, so the more technical graduates from Solent University are an important source for us.”
John Noden Zentive - Managing Director/Executive Director Technical Design

“There is absolutely no doubt that he demand for analytics talent is increasing rapidly. This is happening for two reasons, firstly many more job roles are requiring data skills and secondly there are many more specialist openings for people with data skills than they were in recent years.”
Tom Brown, The Information Lab

The programme

The one-year master’s level conversion course is designed to prepare students from a range of academic backgrounds for work in data analytics engineering. Students are also able to tailor the course to their own personal career ambitions through a research project. Many use this piece of work to springboard the start of their career or a further research study.

Topic covered include databases, data management, web technologies, analysis and computing fundamentals. Students will also study academic research methods, which will then inform their final research project.

Students are also supported to gain a range of transferable skills throughout the course. These include project management, critical thinking, organisation and presentation skills. The professional issues and practise unit helps prepare students for the workplace by looking at the wider computing industry and the contexts in which big data can be used most effectively.

Next steps

Think you might enjoy a career in data analysis? With opportunities to work on independent projects, learn advanced computing techniques and build a portfolio of industry relevant skills, Southampton Solent’s postgraduate data analytics engineering course is the ideal way to break into the world of big data. Apply today http://www.solent.ac.uk/courses/2016/postgraduate/data-analytics-engineering-msc/course-details.aspx#tab5

Visit the MSc Data Analytics Engineering page on the Southampton Solent University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Honours degree in any discipline, or extensive industrial experience in this area. Applicants should be able to show an interest in learning to code and transform data.

Course Fees

UK and EU full-time fees: £7,210 International full-time fees: £12,380

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