Big Data Analysis (MSc Business Intelligence) module (AC52043)

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Module code


Semester: 2


If you want to talk about an aspect of the module or your work on it, please make an appointment to see the lecturer.

If you use email, please include "AC51011 " in the heading.

About the Module

This module looks at how we can store, manipulate and analyse big data. We define big data essentially as data that it non-atomic and is not well suited to tabular storage and manipulation. It is important to ensure that the students can understand why these two broad classes of data really are different and why they warrant such different treatment.

Credit Rating

There are 20 SCQF points available on this module.

Assessment and Coursework

Coursework counts for 40% of the final module mark.
The final degree exam counts for 60% of the final module mark.


Marking criteria are provided on My Dundee for all assignments so that you know what we are looking for when we are marking your coursework. Please ensure that you refer to these when completing assignments.

Title Week Given Week Due Effort Expected (hours) Value (%)
Hadoop 20
Erlang 20


All course material is available on My Dundee. This includes copies of lecture materials, practical exercises, and assignments. The reading list for this module can be accessed from My Dundee and provides recommended materials for completing the module.