|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Mathematics, Physics & Computing|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||24 May 2022|
Organisations and governments rely on meaningful data for their decision making processes. The growth of data collection has driven advances in managing and processing of large quantities of data. From businesses to government and scientists the amount of data generated has come to a point where it is difficult to find meaningful answers. There has been growth in technology to provide mechanisms to manage, analyse and distil the meaning of data for decision making. This course focuses on the management of big data sets and exposes students to tools to manage them, and applying existing statistical skills in discovering relevant information.
This course is intended for students with background skills in data analysis and systems design, and focuses on the coordination, management and utilization of data using modern computer data base management systems. Developing, analysing and managing data including privacy and ethical concerns is covered in this course. Reliable, scalable, distributed and efficient handling of data of varying sizes is emphasized.