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Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

MS in Technology - Applied Data Management

Applied Data Management Focus Area

The vast amounts of available data sets have transformed the way that companies do business. Organizations have a significant demand for professionals who can synthesize meaningful narratives from data to transform operational aspects of an organization. Students in this focusarea walk through each stage of the data science pipeline that enables one to collect, clean, model, and report data, as well as build data products. Students will learn how to access data from a variety of sources including relational databases and large NoSQL data stores.

Plan of Study

The MS Tech with Applied Data Management area of focus has two program options: Directed Project or Course-Only. The Directed Project option requires a minimum of 30 hours of coursework plus three credit hours of a Directed Project in the area of Information Assurance and Security.  The Course-Only option requires a minimum of 33 hours of coursework.

Both options require the completion of 3 MS TECH core courses as follows:

  • TECH 50700 Measurement and Evaluation in Industry and Technology
  • TECH 50800 Quality and Productivity in Industry and Technology
  • TECH 58100 Project Management

Both options require nine (9) core credit hours as follows: 

  • CIT 51600 Database Security*
  • CIT 52600 Applied Data Analytics*
  • CIT 61800 Advanced Topics in Database*

Depending on your selected option, up to nine (9) credit hours of Electives are required.  Sample electives are:

  • CIT 52200 Technology From a Global Perspective*
  • CIT 53500 Entrepreneurship in Information Technology*
  • CIT 55000 Organizational Impact of IT
  • CIT 55410 Management of IT Resources*
  • ECE 59500 Database Management and Design Techniques
  • Or other graduate courses approved by academic advisors

* These courses may be offered under TECH 58100 Workshop in Technology until the course numbers are approved.