The programme focuses on the development of analytical skills in the study of technologies applied to big data. Harnessing and analysing massive data creates significant value for organisations and it has become the basis for decision-making to achieve greater efficiency while spearheading constant innovation. During their studies, students will solve practical and real-world problems of companies utilising data sets in the presence of analytics experts.
On successful completion of the programme, graduates will also be awarded a degree from Lancaster University. Graduates are awarded three certificates: one from Sunway University, one from Lancaster University, and a Joint Certificate from SAS Academy, namely the SAS Joint Certificate in Big Data with Advanced Techniques in Data Science.
Students will also be taught on Cloudera products and Cloudera curicula are embedded into the syllabus of the programme. On top of that, The Alibaba syllabus, which focuses on the digital economy and e-commerce, has been incorporated into this programme. With the Alibaba collaboration, there are more opportunities and platforms that could aspire young entrepreneurs and start-ups to develop their business ideas.
- Big data system architect
- Business intelligence manager/specialist/architecture/consultant
- Chief data scientist
- Chief knowledge analyst
- Chief social media scientist
- Credit scorecard specialist
- Customer segmentation specialists
- Forensic experts
- Credit in Mathematics at SPM/O-Level or its equivalent
Additional Requirements for Certain International Students
International students from certain countries that want to take some Sunway University degree programmes (for example programmes in partnership with Lancaster University) will need to take and pass our online six-month International Preparatory Programme (IPP). This is a requirement to enrol on a Sunway degree programme that also leads to a degree certificate awarded by Sunway’s partner institution. Students are required to pass all the subjects with grade C or above to progress to the degree programme.
English Language Requirements
- IELTS or equivalent 6.0
- MUET Band 4
- SPM English B3 or B+
- UEC English B4
- O-Level English (1119) Credit
- Sunway Intensive English Programme (IEP) Pass Level 4 with minimum 65%
- ESL/English Satisfactory level in Pre-University programmes, where the medium of instruction is English