IFN509 Data Exploration and Mining

This fundamental data science unit addresses the core concepts, techniques and practices of data exploration and mining. In the information age, with astronomical amounts of data produced and made available every minute, data exploration and mining becomes necessary for individuals and organisations who need to make decisions. With the advancements in data storage technology and the need for automation, data analytics skills are now essential. Data analytics methods enable users to manage, interpret, understand, process and analyse the data to find useful insight. This unit will introduce you to a wide range of data analytics methods and theories to manipulate, model and analyze data.  This is an introductory unit and the knowledge and skills developed in this unit are relevant to both computer science and non-computer science majors.

Unit information

Unit code
IFN509
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School/Discipline
Computer Science
Study area
Information technology
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 1, 2020 24 February 2020 - 19 June 2020 Gardens Point
Semester 2, 2020 20 July 2020 - 13 November 2020 Gardens Point
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Fees

Domestic fee-paying student fee
2020: $3,084
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2020: $4,332
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Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Previous study requirements

Prerequisites
IFN554 or IFQ554 or Admission to IN15. IFN554 may be studied in the same teaching period as IFN509. IN20 students who commenced prior to 2020 should apply for a requisite waiver.
Anti-requisites
INN342, INN343

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
Co-requisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have already completed these co-requisite units, or you must enrol in them at the same time.
Equivalents
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

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