This unit will explain the relationship between data, information, and knowledge and introduce several different methods/tools for managing, storing, securing, modelling, visualising, and analysing data. 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 spreadsheeting and data visualisation, SQL, and Python. 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 applications of data science and the concepts behind data security and privacy in response to the growing interest in the proper use and sharing of data.
|Unit name||Introduction to Data Science|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
|Discipline||Information & Communication Technology|
|Coordinator||Doctor Son Tran|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Securely store, convert and query data, information, and knowledge
- Extract and analyse knowledge and information from data
- Apply ICT knowledge, skills, and tools to design and develop efficient solutions to data-based problems
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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|Assessment||Weekly Tutorial Test (30%)|Data Modelling Assignment (20%)|Data Exploration Assignment (20%)|Data Mining Assignment (30%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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