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FIT5047

Faculty of Information Technology

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2014 (Evening)

Synopsis

This unit introduces the main problems and approaches to designing intelligent software systems including automated search methods, knowledge representation and reasoning, planning, reasoning under uncertainty, machine learning paradigms, and evolutionary algorithms.

Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will have -

A knowledge and understanding of:

  • the applications of intelligent software systems;
  • the principles and theoretical underpinning of intelligent software systems;
  • models and approaches to building intelligent software systems;
  • different software toolkits and development environments;
  • current research trends in the field.

Developed attitudes that enable them to:

  • foster critical and independent analysis of how intelligent techniques can be used to enhance software applications and the development of smart environments.

Developed the skills to:

  • design and develop intelligent applications;
  • select and apply appropriate tools for a particular application.

Assessment

Examination (3 hours): 70%; In-semester assessment: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • Two hours of lectures
  • One 2-hour laboratory

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 8 hours independent study per week for completing lab and project work, private study and revision.

Prerequisites

FIT5131 or FIT9017 or equivalent
Fundamental math with introductory knowledge of probability

Prohibitions

CSE5610

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