University of Greenwich

University of Greenwich

Big Data and Business Intelligence

The programme provides students with the deeper knowledge, advanced skills and understanding that will allow them to contribute to the development and design of distributed/ internet-enabled decision support application software systems, using appropriate technologies, architectures and techniques (e.g. data warehousing, data mining, business intelligence, distributed data management and technologies). Additionally, the programme enables students to understand and assess the security and legal implications of e-commerce applications and provides students with appropriate knowledge of business and commerce relevant to transacting business on the Internet. The courses take a software engineering approach to the construction of applications and focus on modern software engineering methods, tools and techniques that enable an integrated life-cycle software development view.

Entry requirements

A relevant 1st degree in computing, computing science or a numerate subject (such as mathematics, physics, engineering or multimedia), or substantial commercial/industrial experience. Applicants must also have software development experience using modern programming languages.

Course modules

Modules include: Project and dissertation; business intelligence and data mining; big data; data warehousing; database architectures and technologies; database tools; distributed data architecture and management; user centred web engineering; enterprise systems integration; systems modelling; programming enterprise components.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through examinations, coursework and a project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Greenwich Maritime Campus Greenwich SE10 9LS South East

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