6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2018 (On-campus)
This unit provides practical experience in researching, designing, developing and testing a non-trivial data science project. Projects involve whole or part of the data science process (visualisation, analysis, algorithms, etc.) but can also be software-based, or they may involve investigation of theory. Projects if software-based should cover analysis through design to implementation and testing. Comprehensive written documentation on the project is required. Students are assigned in groups to a project supervisor. There are no lectures in this unit, although students will be expected to attend regular meetings with their project supervisor. The unit is the second part of a 12-credit point project sequence; the first part and entry point for the project is.
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- evaluate and select research methods and techniques of data preparation and analysis appropriate to a particular project;
- search, access, and analyse research literature as part of the process of developing solutions to problems;
- work effectively in collaborative teams;
- develop and test a substantial piece of software or perform a substantial analysis of data using software;
- explain and reflect upon the purpose, operation, success and value of the developed project in writing and orally;
- write a report explaining methodology, outlining their contributions and the contributions of others, and documenting the developed project from appropriate perspectives, for instance that of a user, researcher or developer.
In-semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:
- Contact hours for on-campus students:
- 2-hour project meeting and peer-learning session per week in a lab environment.
- 2-hour guest lectures and peer presentations in seminars.
- Additional requirements (all students):
- A minimum of 8 hours of personal study in order to complete the research and implementation of the project.
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