Big Data

TSoM’s Big Data program addresses current business problems which students will be taught how to approach and solve. TSoM’s curriculum is updated regularly to reflect industry changes and technological updates, meaning students only receive contemporary knowledge.

With 600 hours of guided learning and 240 hours of practical experience, students will gain an excellent understanding of theoretical knowledge and experience practical application. Learners can also take a work placement to enhance their understanding of big data by carrying out operations in a real business environment or complete a Capstone project. Modules for the Data Analytics program are highlighted below.

1. Data Design

This course will help you identify data collection methods that best serve your organization’s needs. You will also learn about design deployment approaches, how to implement data collection techniques and developing instrument and systems. This course offers access to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) virtual environment where you can work on assignments to earn microcredentials and upskill.

2. Data Handling and Decision-Making

This course introduces the best approaches for auditing existing data. You will learn to analyze findings from data analysis and their application as well as identifying gaps in your organization. You will also learn about the leading language in data science and statistics - ‘R’.

3. Working with Data using SAS and SQL

This two-part course focuses on the fundamentals of Structured Query Language (SQL) and provides practical training in using SAS software for data handling and analysis.

4. Data Visualization and Interpretation

This course focuses on data visualization and helps you present your findings efficiently to facilitate better decision-making. You will also be introduced to tools such as Tableau, Qlik Sense and D3.

5. Work Placement

The program concludes with 240 hours of work experience - giving you first-hand insight into a real business environment.

Why study Big Data at TSoM?

The Data Analytics Diploma offered by TSoM offers deep insights into data science and will familiarize you with the terminology and core concepts used in big data applications and systems. The program will help you break into the industry and prep you for big data career opportunities.  This Diploma in Data Analytics places equal emphasis on theoretical concepts and practical application.

Finding big data jobs becomes easier once you have work experience and training. To help students upskill, TSoM has partnered with Amazon Web Services Educate (AWS) and Tableau to provide opportunities to earn microcredentials.

Co-op education experience is offered as part of the Data Analytics program as it combines academia with business experience.