Learn to use and combine Data Engineering skills to become a data-oriented software solution developer.

Data Engineering is a major growth area within both the commercial and public sectors, and there is a recognised shortage of professionals that have the required range of Data Engineering knowledge and skills. This online MSc Data Engineering programme addresses this shortage.

The programme is aimed at graduates and practitioners with a background in business, quantitative science, or computing who wish to develop into effective Data Engineers with the business understandings and analytical, statistical and computing skills to contribute to this vital area for contemporary commercial and public sectors.

Edinburgh Napier University has excellent research and knowledge transfer links with many local, national and international organisations in Data Engineering related areas.

The acquisition of knowledge and skills on the programme will give students a critical understanding of the tools and technologies involved in the analysis, design, development, testing, evaluation and modification of Data Engineering solution; enable them to select and evaluate appropriate tools for the collection, processing and presentation of complex and diverse data sets, and critically review an organisation’s data needs and make appropriate and measurable recommendations on the use of Data Engineering techniques.

Delivered online (part-time), this MSc is ideally suited to individuals who intend to balance their personal and professional commitments with their studies.

This programme was developed and in partnership with and partially financed by The DataLab. There are limited scholarships available for eligible students resident in Scotland, contact the Programme Leader to find out more.

Study Details:

21-33 months online learning

Module Details:

  • Data Management and Processing
  • Database Systems
  • Business Intelligence and Reporting for Enterprises
  • Data Wrangling
  • Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Information Systems Engineering
  • Master’s Dissertation (60 credits)

The Master’s Dissertation is studied over two trimesters following successful completion of all other modules.

For the award of MSc Data Engineering, you must successfully pass all seven modules, giving a total of 180 credits. All modules are 20 credits, except where otherwise indicated.

Student Destinations

Participation in this course will support your aspirations either to change career or start work in the area of Data Engineering.


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Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above in an appropriate field, for example, software development, computing, or business analytics. Alternatively, other qualifications or experience that demonstrate through our recognition of prior learning process that you have appropriate knowledge and skills at SCQF level 10 may be considered. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient professional work experience within the industry.

There will also be a selection interview for this course. Competition for places varies from year-to-year and achievement of the typical minimum entry requirements does not always guarantee shortlisting for interview or a place on the course.

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