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MSc Data Engineering

MSc Data Engineering

Centres

MSc - Database Systems

£820.00

Description

This module is only available for students enrolled on to MSc Data Engineering.


This module covers core database techniques including relational including relational and NoSQL databases. The module will build on the School of Computing’s expertise in online database delivery (such as the SQA recommended SQL Zoo) to ensure the students understand how to store and retrieve data using several different tools. Database architectures, functionality, and entity-relationship modelling will be covered. The role of a Database Administration in the context of data science will be analysed. Finally, current trends in database technology will be explored. Topics include:
• Database theory.
• Database design.
• Database architecture and functionality.
• Date analysis and entity-relationship modelling.
• Normalisation for database design.
• SQL and relational algebra.
• NoSQL databases.
• Role of the database administrator.
• Current trends in database technology.
• Database security.
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Centres

MSc - Dissertation Data Engineering

£2460.00

Description

This module is NOT available unless you have successfully completed 120 Credits.
MSc Dissertation
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Centres

Data Analytics (Data Engineering)

£820.00

Description

The aim of this module is to enable you to develop a deep understanding of the fundamentals of data analytics, and to give you opportunities to practise a set of popular data analytical tools. Topics covered include:

*Data Pre-processing – data quality, data cleaning, data preparation
*Data Analytics – techniques of analysing data, such as classification, association, clustering and visualisation, including a variety of machine learning methods that are widely used in data mining

* Post processing – data visualisation, interpretation, evaluation

This module will use tools such as OpenRefine, Weka and Tableau for standard and structured data

The Benchmark Statement for Computing specifies the range of skills and knowledge that should be incorporated in computing courses. This module encompasses cognitive skills in Computational Thinking, Modelling and Methods and Tools and practical skills in deployment and use of tools and critical evaluation in addition to providing useful generic skills for employment.
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