Data Processing for Big Data

  • Qualification:

    Course Unit

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    6 weeks

  • Start date:

    May 2019

  • Awarded by:

    Monash University

Course UnitCourse unit
Work towards a qualification one subject at a time, or complete a stand-alone course unit for personal interest or professional development. You may be eligible to receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for studying this unit.

Course Rundown

Ready to dive into the world of big data? Study the single-unit course, Data Processing for Big Data with Monash Online, and enhance your knowledge and career prospects in just six weeks!

Throughout this online course, you’ll learn about different kinds of data, from documents to graphs to spatial data. You’ll also learn how to use distributed processing technologies such as Hadoop and Spark, and complete programming assignments using Spark, Linux and more.

After six weeks of personal study and online group sessions, you’ll be conversant in data streaming methods and cloud computing; ready to apply spatial data methods and distributed processing; and much more.



To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Have completed FIT9132 – Introduction to Databases; AND
  • Have completed FIT9133 – Programming Foundations in Python

What You’ll Learn

This is a single-unit course and may be used toward credit for future studies in data science.

Why study with Monash University?

Monash University offers its students a unique learning opportunity with their 100% online courses. Receive a premier experience with their personalised and interactive online courses in health, psychology and technology.

Undertake an online course and receive full access to instructors, fellow students, and dedicated tools including discussion forums and live video chat. With over 280,000 graduates and a ranking in the top 1% of the world’s universities (Times Higher Education Learning 2016-’17), Monash University is widely recognised and renowned as innovators of education.

Student Support

As a student of Monash Online, you’ll be able to access their study planner tool, which will aid you with your time management and act as your personalised study timetable.

Their simple to navigate online courses makes online learning as seamless as possible, plus you'll have a personal Student Success Advisor to guide you throughout your learning journey.

Exchange ideas, receive feedback and generate opportunities by connecting with instructors and peers in real time.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will have gained a variety of data processing skills that may be put to use working with big data.

Successful completion of this unit can also be used as credit toward a full qualification.*

*Subject to course entry requirements

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

The fee for this data science course unit is $4,062.50