MRes Advanced Computer Science MRes
Year of entry: 2018
Course unit details:
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Offered by||School of Computer Science|
|Available as a free choice unit?||Yes|
This module will examine the entire data life cycle, including data creation, modelling, acquisition, representation, use, maintenance, preservation and disposal. As the majority of data is stored in databases, the module will examine various database engineering approaches to support data management, including database design, data warehousing, maintenance and analytics. Data standards and data quality will be examined and the challenge of "big datasets" will be considered.
Learning outcomes are detailed on the COMP60711 course unit syllabus page on the School of Computer Science's website for current students.
- An overview of the data life cycle
- Data engineering, modelling and design techniques
- Data storage and warehousing
- Data access and maintenance
- Big Data, Map-Reduce, Hadoop
- Data analytics and visualisation
- Engineering non-traditional data types
- Data standards and data quality
- Analytical skills
- Problem solving
- Written communication
|Written assignment (inc essay)||40%|
COMP60711 reading list can be found on the School of Computer Science website for current students.
|Independent study hours|
|John Keane||Unit coordinator|
Course unit materials
Links to course unit teaching materials can be found on the School of Computer Science website for current students.