Module details for Enterprise Systems Engineering and Big Data


Students will develop an understanding of enterprise systems engineering, by learning to design and implement solutions. The module will also enable students to critically appraise enterprise internet solutions involving scalability, customisation and security.


The aim of this module is to provide the student with: the ability to plan, develop and test enterprise system models.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Explain and exemplify the enterprise and information architectures of an enterprise system, including the hardware and software requirements.

2.  Appraise the role of integration, adaptation and innovation in the enterprise organisation.

3.  Compare, contrast and exemplify the complexity, scalability and management of enterprise software with other application contexts.

4.  Describe and exemplify the methods and methodologies appropriate to systems security in an enterprise system.

Indicative Content

1 Architecting Scalable Enterprise Applications.

Examine concepts that are required to architect and maintain scalable enterprise applications.

2 API Security

How to implement and secure Application Programming Interfaces (API)

3 Ensuring High Availability for your Enterprise Applications.

Examine the core concepts of High Availability and how it can be deployed to ensure that enterprise applications are protect from failures

4 Load Balancing Enterprise Applications.

Describe the concepts that are required to deploy load balancing for enterprise Applications.

5 Working with Big Data

Describe the core concepts of Big Data and how it is being used and deployed in enterprise environments.

6 Securing Enterprise Applications.

Examine the concepts required to secure enterprise applications and how to protect the data that is being used by the applications.

7 Distributed Databases in an Enterprise Environment.

Examine the use of distributed databases in an enterprise environment and how they can be deployed.

8 Provisioning Enterprise Servers

Describe the concepts required to provision enterprise servers.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Teaching and Learning Method Hours
Lecture 12
Tutorial/Seminar 0
Practical Activity 36
Assessment 80
Independent 72
Total 200

Guidance notes

SCQF Level - The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2021/22 , and may be subject to change for future years.