Online Master of Computer Science (Big Data Systems)

Do you want to harness the power of computing and machine learning to make sense of big data? The online Master of Computer Science with a concentration in big data systems can help. You'll design scalable systems for capturing, processing, and interpreting large and complex data sets. You'll also gain analytical expertise to generate insights from data and inform decision-making for organizations.

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Next start date: 08/20/2020


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 30

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The big data systems concentration is a separate program you can select as part of the Master of Computer Science degree.

A master’s degree in big data systems

 

There’s a high demand for a new crop of data scientists and engineers with the ability to distill high volume,  high velocity and high variety data sets. They need the analytical skills to turn data into meaningful insights and make accurate predictions based on the data. Through project-based learning, the online Master of Computer Science in big data systems prepares you to architect, implement and deploy systems to manage this ever-growing amount of data.

You'll learn how to design different types of scalable big data systems. These include parallel, distributed and real-time systems. As a graduate with a big data degree, you'll have the expertise to deploy the appropriate data management, processing or analysis system for a particular task or domain application need.

You’ll further gain skills to obtain a deeper understanding of data through project-based learning in big data analysis, data processing, data mining and machine deep learning, mining algorithms, visualization techniques and more. Your big data training and skills in algorithms, modeling and engineering will give you a significant competitive advantage in the field.

Learn to manage big data systems

To meet degree requirements, all online Master of Computer Science students must take one foundations course, one systems course and one applications course. Students pursuing the big data systems concentration must complete the following core courses and concentration requirements.


Concentration

CSE 511 Data Processing at Scale


Concentration

CSE 575 Statistical Machine Learning


Concentration

CSE 578 Data Visualization


Concentration

CSE 598 Engineering Blockchain Applications


Concentration

CSE 572 Data Mining


Related careers

Wondering what you can do with big data? As the demand for big data professionals grows rapidly, you have various career opportunities available.

Big data has been playing an instrumental role in many fields. These include health care, media, entertainment, manufacturing, education, banking and transportation. You can also find a career that suits your unique interests, from administering databases to developing software. Browse some of the career titles available with a master’s degree in big data systems.

Cloud support associate

Data architect

Data engineer

Data scientist

Database administrator

Software development engineer

Learn computer science and big data from the experts

The School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering is home to leading faculty. Our experts have made strides in defense, health care and programmable matter with computing. Our faculty has diverse expertise in artificial intelligence, robotics, cybersecurity, software and more. They've received prestigious awards and research support to solve web vulnerabilities, improve energy efficiency, advance big data systems and more.

Our faculty honors and awards

  • Expertise in distributed computing, game theory, robotics, software security and more.
  • Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Computing Machinery, the National Academy of Inventors and more.
  • Recipients of awards from the Faculty Early Career Development Program, the Young Investigator Program, the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative and more.
  • Research supported by the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, National Security Agency and more.

Learn computer science and big data from the experts

The School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering is home to leading faculty. Our experts have made strides in defense, health care and programmable matter with computing. Our faculty has diverse expertise in artificial intelligence, robotics, cybersecurity, software and more. They've received prestigious awards and research support to solve web vulnerabilities, improve energy efficiency, advance big data systems and more.

Our faculty honors and awards

  • Expertise in distributed computing, game theory, robotics, software security and more.
  • Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Computing Machinery, the National Academy of Inventors and more.
  • Recipients of awards from the Faculty Early Career Development Program, the Young Investigator Program, the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative and more.
  • Research supported by the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, National Security Agency and more.

Apply to earn your degree in big data management

Learn from the top 25% of all accredited engineering programs in the nation

The School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering is part of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Our school is at the forefront of information science with nationally ranked graduate programs. Our online master’s program in computer science gives thousands of students access to its rigorous curriculum from around the globe.

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