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IIT launches MSc in Big Data Analytics

Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) has partnered with Robert Gordon University, Scotland to offer Big Data Analytics MSc post graduate degree program.

The MSc was announced at a International Technical Forum on Big Data Analytics hosted by IIT at BMICH. Leading researchers and experts in the field of data science shared key insights based on their experiences and challenges in the field of Big Data.

The speakers were Prof. Chrisina Jayne and Dr. Nirmalie Wiratunga of the School of Computing Science and Digital Media, Robert Gordon University, Prof. Frans Coenen from the Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool and Dr. Srinath Perera, Vice President, Research at WSO2.

Robert Gordon University's MSc in Big Data Analytics will be offered at IIT Campus, from September and aims to produce specialist data scientists with training in industry relevant data acquisition, storage, warehousing, analytics and visualization tools and techniques and a good understanding of the needs of industry.

The course will prepare graduates in technical disciplines for a career in the design and implementation analytics and visualization solutions for industry Specialized job roles available for those following the MSc in Big Data Analytics include, Data Analyst, Data Visualization Specialist, Data Manager, Database Designer/Manager, Data Mining Expert and Big Data Scientist.

Professor John Harper, Deputy Principal, Robert Gordon University speaking at the Technical Forum said he was looking forward to the partnership with IIT in the rollout of this master's program.


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