This module can only be taken as a Short Course for Credit.

For more information please go to the 'Upgrade to a professional qualification' section.

Data Modelling, Storage and Management will lead the student through the different approaches to data modelling. The module will also consider the best practices for storage and retrieval of information and data using both traditional and innovative technologies.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration5 days face to face learning (with additional distance learning to be completed during 7 weeks)
  • LocationCranfield University at Shrivenham
  • Cost

    £1,310 - Short Course for Credit fee

    Concessions available

Course structure

A mixture of lectures, lab-based practical studies and group sessions, all carefully designed to build the students understanding and knowledge through the course. There is 5 day residential element followed by seven weeks of self-directed learning.

What you will learn

Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Differentiate between data, information and knowledge in business contexts,
  • Design suitable data models for efficient storage and retrieval,
  • Compose appropriate queries to translate data into information,
  • Appraise the applicability of non-traditional models for storage within an organisation.

Core content

Course topics:
  • Relational databases,
  • Normalisation,
  • Database security,
  • Streaming analytics,
  • Semantic web,
  • NoSQL Technologies.

Upgrade to a professional qualification

After successful completion of this Short Course for Credit, 10 credit points can be put towards the Information Capability Management MSc.

Find out more about short course credit points.

Who should attend

Those involved in the storage and management of data, in addition to those leveraging that data for business decisions.

Students must have successfully completed Foundations of Cyber (CDIA, CsOps) or the Foundations of Information Systems (ICM) in order to take this as a Short Course for Credit.



A limited number of MOD sponsored places are available. 

Location and travel

Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) is a Cranfield School based at the Ministry of Defence establishment on the Oxfordshire/Wiltshire borders.

Shrivenham itself lies in the picturesque Vale of the White Horse, close to the M4 motorway which links London and South Wales. It is 7 miles from Swindon, the nearest town, which lies off the M4 at the hub of Britain’s motorway network.

Bath, Cheltenham, Bristol and Oxford are all within an hour’s drive and London less than two hours away by car.

All visitors must be pre-booked in at reception by the person they are visiting on the campus.

How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

Read our Professional development (CPD) booking conditions.