Data Analytics

Course code INFT3160Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

This course provides students with the knowledge and tools to apply analytical methods to increasingly large volumes of business data being accumulated by many organizations in order to yield knowledge of strategic importance to the organization. These techniques represent new ways of examining and drawing lessons from data.

Not available in 2014

ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate familiarity with the nature of datasets that are commonly generated during business activities, and the challenges of managing data within organisations.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of data analytics techniques, and the ability to select between different analysis techniques as appropriate to the application area.
3. Articulate key concepts and methods of Data Mining, Data Warehousing, and Business Intelligence.
4. Gather, integrate, clean, analyse and report on data
5. Select appropriate visualisation methods and techniques to support decision making within organisations
Content1. The nature of contemporary data resources and the processes for accumulating it.
2. Measurement techniques, and sources of inaccuracy in measurement.
3. The new questions that businesses can now ask with these new data collections and how this impacts on the nature of mechanisms for data collection.
4. Data integration
5. Data management and analysis software
6. Emerging data models, specifically NO SQL and similar analysis/report oriented models
7. Information Visualisation
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSTAT1070 and INFT2040 or equivalent.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Workshop
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Presentations - Individual
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Workshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term