COMP SCI 4194 - Distributed Databases and Data Mining - Honours
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2018
General Course Information
Course Code COMP SCI 4194 Course Distributed Databases and Data Mining - Honours Coordinating Unit School of Computer Science Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 2 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Assumed Knowledge Knowledge of database systems as taught in COMP SCI 2207 Course Description Topics covered in this course include: Distributed database system architecture, Distributed database system design, Distributed query processing and optimisation, Distributed transaction management, Data warehousing and OLAP technology, Association analysis, Classification and prediction, Cluster analysis, Mining complex types of data.
Course Coordinator: Professor Hong Shen
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn completion of this course, students should:
Understand distributed database systems architecture and design
Be able to apply methods and techniques for distributed quey processing and optimisation
Understand the broad concepts of distributed transaction process
Understand the basic concepts of Data warehousing and OLAP technology
Be able to apply methods and techniques for association analysis, data classification and clustering
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1-5 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1-5 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
2,5 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1-5 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
1,3,4 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesText 1:
M. T. Oszu and P. Valduriez, Principles of Distributed Database Systems, 3rd ed.,
J. Han and M. Kamber, Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques, 2nd ed., Morgan Kaufmann, 2013.
Recommended ResourcesAdditional materials posted on the course homepage:
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesLectures, programming assignments, class questions
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.6 hours per week
Learning Activities SummaryLectures, programming assignments, class questions
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Assessment SummaryProgramming assignment, fianl exam
Assessment Related RequirementsIndividual programming assignments
Individual final exam (closed book)
Assessment DetailProgramming assignments: 30%
Class quizzes: 10%
Final exam: 60%
SubmissionProgramming assignments: online via web submission system
Final exam: University certrally managed
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M11 (Honours Mark Scheme) Grade Grade reflects following criteria for allocation of grade Reported on Official Transcript Fail A mark between 1-49 F Third Class A mark between 50-59 3 Second Class Div B A mark between 60-69 2B Second Class Div A A mark between 70-79 2A First Class A mark between 80-100 1 Result Pending An interim result RP Continuing Continuing CN
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M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
Grade Mark Description
FNS Fail No Submission
F 1-49 Fail
P 50-64 Pass
C 65-74 Credit
D 75-84 Distinction
HD 85-100 High Distinction
NFE No Formal Examination
RP Result Pending
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