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.
Next start date: 10/13/2021
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.
Does my master's in big data say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
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.
Big data jobs
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.
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