University of Dundee
This course is designed to give students the background knowledge of the data engineering and science field.
Normally an Honours degree at 2.1 level or above in computing or a related subject. All prospective students need to undergo a technical interview to ensure they have the necessary background knowledge, including mathematics, to undertake the course. IELTS of 6.0 (or equivalent), if the 1st language is not English.
Introduction to data mining and machine learning part 1; programming languages for data engineering part 1; big data; computer vision; introduction to data mining and machine learning part 2; programming languages for data engineering part 2; business intelligence systems; transactional database systems; research methods; research project with optional industrial collaboration; cap theorem; Lamda architecture; Cassandra, neo4j and other Nosql databases; the storm distributed real time computation system; Hadoop, HDFS, MapReduce, and other Hadoop/SQL technologies; spark and shark frameworks; data engineering languages such as python, erlang, R, Matlab; vision systems, which are becoming increasingly important in data engineering for extracting features from large quantities of images such as from traffic, medical and industrial; RDBMS systems which will continue to play an important role in data handing and storage. you will be expected to research the history of RDMBs and delve in to the internals of modern systems; OLAP cubes and business intelligence systems, which can be the best and quickest way to extract information from data stores; goals of machine learning and data mining; clustering: k-means, mixture models, hierarchical; dimensionality reduction and visualisation; inference: bayes, MCMC; perceptrons, logistic regression, neural networks; max-margin methods (SVMs); mining association rules; Bayesian networks.
Combination of examinations, coursework, presentations and interviews.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 15,950 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 5,500 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses))||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 5,500 per Academic year (EU fees)||12 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Dundee City Campus||Dundee||DD1 4HN||Scotland|