Distributed Databases and Big Data

  • Qualification:

    Course Unit

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    6 weeks

  • Start date:

    August 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

The IT world is all about big data these days – so why not start steering your career in that direction? Monash Online’s single-unit Distributed Databases and Big Data course is a fantastic introduction to this ever-growing sector of data science.

This course is designed as a comprehensive introduction to the software tools and techniques used in data engineering. Over six weeks of study, you’ll cover a range of concepts, from traditional methods of data processing to distributed databases. You’ll also learn how to handle and process big data.

Delivered entirely online, this course is ideal for those with an IT background who want to dip their toes into big data, or eventually pursue further study in this area.



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

  • Have completed the single unit, Introduction to Databases
  • Completed FIT 9133: 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 course, you will have a sound working knowledge of distributed databases, SQL queries, and the concepts and technologies involved in big data.

Successful completion of this unit can 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