Big Data

COS80023 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 30 Hours

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21

Aims and objectives

This unit enables students to understand the nature of Big Data, and to evaluate and apply solutions to the problems of storing, integrating and analysing heterogeneous data sets with varying degrees of structure from diverse sources using the appropriate tools in order to extract meaningful information.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Discuss the challenges and opportunities of Big Data in the context of its potential for organisations.
2. Propose efficient solutions for the storage and management of large data sets.
3. Use efficient tools to query diverse forms of data storage, such as NoSQL data sources.
4. Compare and apply technologies and algorithms to extract and integrate information from data sets with varying degrees of structure.
5. Appraise the quality and fitness for purpose of the information extracted, using suitable statistical methods.