Queensland University of Technology program

Big Data Analytics

Get a practical insight into big data - and popular tools for collecting, analysing and visualising it - with this flexible program of online courses from Queensland University of Technology.

  • Overview 4 courses
  • Duration 13 weeks
  • Learn Free

Gain the big data analytics skills that are in demand today

Big data is a fast-growing field and skills in the area are some of the most in demand today.

The Big Data Analytics program from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) comprises four online courses that each look at a different element of big data.

You’ll begin by examining how big data is collected and stored, before going on to explore how statistical inference, machine learning, mathematical modelling and data visualisation are used in its analysis.

You’ll become familiar with predictive analysis, dimension reduction, machine learning, clustering techniques and decision trees, before going on to look at the maths that underpins many of the tools you can use to manage and analyse big data.

Accessible for free on desktop, tablet or mobile and delivered in bite-sized chunks, the courses provide a flexible way to develop your big data analytics skills.

When you complete all four courses, upgrade and earn a Certificate of Achievement for each, you will receive a FutureLearn Award as proof of completing the program of study.


4 courses

How does our pricing work?

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$276 USD - Course Upgrades

Can I learn for free?

Programs are made up of short courses, most of which you can join for free.

However, if you want to take the final assessment and unlock the award or accreditation for the program, you must upgrade each individual course or buy Unlimited to gain a Certificate of Achievement for all the courses in the program.

How do course upgrades work?

If you want to spend more time on course material and better demonstrate what you've learned, you may choose to upgrade each course. You can upgrade your courses at any point after you enrol.

When you upgrade a course, you get ongoing access to the course material for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn. This means you can return to the subject whenever you like.

You will also be given access to any course tests, and the ability to qualify for a downloadable and printed Certificate of Achievement to show what you’ve achieved.

How does Unlimited work?

If you have Unlimited, you will get access to all of the short courses in this program, plus thousands of other short courses and tests.

You have the ability to learn at your own pace throughout your subscription time and gain digital Certificates of Achievement on all your courses.

If you gain a certificate on a course, you will keep access to the course’s content beyond your Unlimited subscription time so you can revise the content whenever you need.

Unlimited costs $39.99/month. Find out more about Unlimited.

Are these the final prices?

Yes. There are no additional fees. The price you see here includes everything - such as test fees, tuition and any additional accreditation provided by the course.

Learn with big data experts and world-leading researchers

The Big Data Analytics program has been developed by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), which brings together for the first time a critical mass of Australia’s best researchers in mathematics, statistics and machine learning.

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Learning outcomes

The Big Data Analytics program is open to anyone with an interest in big data and is essential if you’re looking to add big data analytics to your skill set.

By the end of the program, you will be able to:

  • identify big data application areas;
  • use big data frameworks;
  • model and analyse data by applying selected techniques;
  • demonstrate an integrated approach to big data;
  • and participate effectively in a team working with big data experts.