This unit will explain the relationship between data, information and knowledge and introduce a number of different tools for managing, storing, securing, modelling, visualizing and analysing data. This unit will provide an understanding of how data can be manipulated to meet the information needs of users. Changing data into information can be accomplished with a range of tools, including XML, SQL, spread sheeting and data visualisation. Emphasis will be placed upon using the tools to match the information-seeking behaviour of users. This unit introduces the techniques to enable the students to use these tools for managing data, creating information and allowing knowledge development. Overarching the whole unit is the importance of data security and how it can be achieved. This unit concludes by introducing the concepts behind managing big data in response to global trends of capturing all available data due to inexpensive storage.
|Unit name||Introduction to Data Science|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
|Discipline||Information & Communication Technology|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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1hr lectures with associated readings, 2hr laboratory classes weekly
50% 2hr exam, 50% in-semester (1 assignment worth 23%, nine tests worth 3% each)
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