Today, there is a clear trend away from single-core processors, even in contemporary desktop machines, and towards the analysis of large datasets in the realm of Big Data Science. The efficient analysis of large scientific and retail datasets will require a generation of programmers, analysts, and developers who are familiar with techniques suitable for the analysis of Big Data. The Specialization in Data Analytics provides a solid foundation in those techniques, including parallel programming, visualization, and predictive modelling.
Graduating students who have fulfilled the requirements for a single-major Honours degree in Computing Systems may apply for a Specialization in Data Analytics, if they have also successfully completed the following 3.5 credits:
- 3.5 COIS credits consisting of COIS 3030H, 3510H, 3560H, 4350H, 4400H, 4470H, and 4550H
S. M. McConnell, BSc, MSc, PhD (Queen’s)
- B.Sc. (Honours)