In an increasingly competitive marketplace, organisations need skilled professionals to interpret a growing stream and variety of data. Increasingly, industry focuses on how "big data" can be used to help decision makers improve organisational competitiveness.
The MTech programme’s data science and analytics specialisation is designed to meet this growing need. Our students gain hands-on experience with a variety of analytical tools available for the purpose of structuring large data sets, to unearth hidden information and patterns key to enterprise. Students also gain experience using different software tools and functions, including data mining, predictive modelling, and visual analytics using large data sets. Commercial and open-source tools are used to conduct analyses and build prototypes using real-world case studies and data sets. Case studies cover building predictive models in a variety of industries.