Big Data MicroMasters

Big data is changing the way businesses operate. Driven by a new scale of data collection that provides massive levels of information, businesses are now able to analyse and gather data insights to make better-informed decisions.
Data scientists and business analysts are in high-demand as companies look to use data to improve their business operations.
In this Big Data MicroMasters ® Program, you will learn tools and analytical methods to use data for decision-making, collect and organise data at scale, and gain an understanding of how data analysis can help to inform change within organisations.
You’ll develop both the technical and computational skills that are in high demand across a range of industries. You’ll develop critical skills in programming for data science, computational thinking, algorithm design, big data fundamentals, and data-driven analysis, with plenty of opportunities to apply and explore your new learnings through a range of case studies.

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Big Data Capstone Project (edX)

Further develop your knowledge of big data by applying the skills you have learned to a real-world data science project. This project will give you the opportunity to deepen your learning by giving you valuable experience in evaluating, selecting and applying relevant data science techniques, principles and theory to [...]

Big Data Analytics (edX)

Learn key technologies and techniques, including R and Apache Spark, to analyse large-scale data sets to uncover valuable business information. Gain essential skills in today’s digital age to store, process and analyse data to inform business decisions.

Big Data Fundamentals (edX)

Learn how big data is driving organisational change and essential analytical tools and techniques, including data mining and PageRank algorithms. Organizations now have access to massive amounts of data and it’s influencing the way they operate. They are realizing in order to be successful they must leverage their data [...]

Computational Thinking and Big Data (edX)

Learn the core concepts of computational thinking and how to collect, clean and consolidate large-scale datasets. Computational thinking is an invaluable skill that can be used across every industry, as it allows you to formulate a problem and express a solution in such a way that a computer can [...]

Programming for Data Science (edX)

Learn how to apply fundamental programming concepts, computational thinking and data analysis techniques to solve real-world data science problems. There is a rising demand for people with the skills to work with Big Data sets and this course can start you on your journey through our Big Data MicroMasters [...]