Big Data, Major (0144)

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: 0144

Previous Code: M3098.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs:  Yes.  Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.

This major covers theories and technologies of big data with applications to information systems. Students completing this major will possess and apply the technical skills for managing large volumes and varieties of data in the information systems context.


Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Dr Ana Hol
Sydney City Campus* Internal Antoinette Cevenini

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Major Structure

Students must complete eight subjects as follows:

Subject Title Credit Points
COMP 3002Applications of Big Data10
INFS 3006Emerging Trends in Information Systems10
INFS 1002Information Systems in Context10
COMP 2025Introduction to Data Science10
COMP 1005Programming Fundamentals10
MATH 1030Statistics for Business10
COMP 3020Social Web Analytics10
COMP 2026Visual Analytics10
Total Credit Points80

 Equivalent Subjects    

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed these subjects in 2021 or earlier.  

MATH 2009 Introduction to Data Science, replaced by COMP 2025 Introduction to Data Science

MATH 2014 Visual Analytics, replaced by  COMP 2026 Visual Analytics