Machine Learning and Big Data


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in 1st Semester.

Learning objectives


  • Of the most important machine learning techniques.
  • About tools for applying machine learning solutions.
  • About characteristics of big data.
  • About programming models and tools for big data analysis.


  • Understand the types of machine learning algorithms, such as supervised, unsupervised and reinforcement learning.
  • Understand the different classes of tasks where machine learning can be applied, including classification, regression and clustering problems.
  • Apply machine learning algorithms in a given problem.
  • Understand big data characteristics, such as volume, velocity, variety, veracity, valence, and value and explain how they can influence big data analysis.
  • Create data models that suit the characteristics of given data.
  • Design and develop autonomous systems that exploit machine learning and big data.


  • Is able to compare, choose, or develop the most appropriate machine learning algorithm in a given problem.
  • Can identify the type of task and required machine learning algorithm in a given application.
  • Can identify what are big data problems.
  • Must have the competency to compare and choose the most appropriate data model that suits the characteristics of given data.
  • Is able to compare and assess the use of techniques and tools for issues that include collecting, storing, organizing, analyzing and using big data.

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general form of teaching. Please see the programme cirruculum §17.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course module the expected workload is 150 hours for the student.



Name of examMachine Learning and Big Data
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleMachine Learning og Big Data
Module codeM-AS-K2-3
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Production
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science