Courses & Units

Introduction to Data Science KIT102


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 Splunk, SQL, and Python. This unit introduces the techniques to enable the students to use these tools for managing data, visualising data, creating information, and allowing knowledge development. Overarching the whole unit is the importance of data security and how it can be achieved. Completing this unit will provide you with the opportunity to prepare for the Splunk Core Certified User certification exam. Students need to get permission from the unit coordinator to enrol in the online offering. This online offering is primarily for students enrolled in the Diploma of ICT Professional Practice (including the Undergraduate Certificate in ICT Professional Practice) or the Business Analytics major in the BBus who might need to complete the unit online. Online students will need to attend an online tutorial.


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 Sumbal Maqsood
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania and Third Party(ies): ECA
Level Introductory


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
029999 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,522.00

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Teaching Pattern

On-Campus enrolments in Hobart and Launceston: 

Lectures: 1hr/wk
Tutorials: 2hrs/wk - This unit will offer both on-campus and online tutorials
Online teaching arrangements may differ and will be advised by your teaching team. 

AssessmentData Analisys Assignment (20%)|Data Modelling Assignment (20%)|Data Mining Assignment (30%)|Weekly Tutorial Test (30%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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