The course will be based on lectures, exercises, and three practical projects with a range of different datasets and data management systems. Exercises will prepare students specifically to design and conduct experiments on an actual Big Data Platform. A major part of the course is the three practical projects, where teams of DIM students from the Critical Big Data Management Course work together with SDT students from the Technical Big Data Management Course. Students submit reports for each of the three projects throughout the course for feedback. The final versions of the project reports then form the portfolio submitted as part of the exam.
The examination consists of written work. The exam includes a) an individually written exam report and b) a project portfolio consisting of the group reports for the three practical projects. The exam report is 10 pages. It is based on the lectures and the three practical projects. The students have 3 weeks to complete the exam report and submit it in Learn IT.