TDT4305 - Big Data Architecture


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 25/100
Home examination 75/100 4 hours

Course content

The course gives an overview of main aspects of Big Data. Central topics are frameworks for Big Data processing (MapReduce, Spark, Storm, etc.), mining Big Data, data streams and analysis of time series, recommender systems, and social network analysis.

Learning outcome

The candidate will get knowledge of:
- Big Data frameworks.
- Mining of Big Data.
- Processing of data streams.
- Analysis of time series.
- Recommender systems.
- Analysis of social networks.

- Understand important aspects of Big Data.
- Ability to apply acquired knowledge for understanding data and select suitable methods for processing and analyzing Big Data.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars and project.

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final written test (75%) and project or seminar (25%). The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade.
If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.
In the case that the student receives an F/Fail as a final grade after both ordinary and re-sit exam, then the student must retake the course in its entirety. Submitted work that counts towards the final grade will also have to be retaken.

Course materials

Will be informed of at semester start.

More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 6

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Informatics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Summer UTS work 25/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD work 25/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Home examination 75/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 75/100

Release 2021-05-26

Submission 2021-05-26

Release 09:00

Submission 13:00

Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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