Courses & Units

Introduction to Data Science KIT102

Hobart, Launceston

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Introduction

This unit will explain the relationship between data, information and knowledge and introduce a number of different methods/tools for managing, storing, securing, modelling, visualizing and analyzing. This unit will provide an understanding of how data can be manipulated to meet the needs of users. Changing data into information can be accomplished with a range of tools, including XML, SQL, spreadsheeting and data visualisation. 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.

Summary

Unit name Introduction to Data Science
Unit code KIT102
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
Discipline Information & Communication Technology
Coordinator Doctor Son Tran
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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Learning Outcomes

  • adapt and apply techniques for acquiring, converting, transmitting, storing, managing and analysing data, information and knowledge
  • monitor the changing direction of ICT and evaluate and communicate the likely utility of emerging ICT to support business processes and decision making
  • identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the design, implementation, or evaluation of an ICT interface or component to meet desired needs
  • apply a user-centered approach when designing an ICT-based solution
  • take initiative and work independently
  • use abstraction and computational, creative and critical thinking to problem solve
  • continue life long learning
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
029999 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,402.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Lectures: 1hr/wk
Tutorials: 2hrs/wk

AssessmentWeekly Tutorial Test (27%)|Examination (50%)|Data Modelling Assignment (23%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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