STATS 7022 - Data Science PG
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code STATS 7022 Course Data Science PG Coordinating Unit School of Mathematical Sciences Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge STATS 7107. Experience with the statistical package R. Course Description This course will introduce the fundamental concepts of modern data science. It will provide students with tools to deal with real, messy data, an understanding of the appropriate methods to use, and the ability to use these tools safely. Topics will include data structures; regression models including lasso regression, ridge regression and non-linearity with splines; classification models including logistic regression, linear discriminant analysis, support vector machines and random forests; and unsupervised learning methods such as principal component analysis, k-means and hierarchical clustering. The practical skills will be focused on data science in R.
Course Coordinator: Dr Jono Tuke
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course, students will:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the foundational principles of machine learning
- Recognise which method to use for a given data analysis problem.
- Demonstrate an understanding the statistical underpinning of the chosen method.
- Implement safely any chosen method and interpret the results.
- Be confident to apply the methods to large datasets.
- Apply the theory in the course to solve a range of problems at an appropriate level of difficulty.
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)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
2, 3, 5, 6
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Required ResourcesAll required resources are provided in MyUni. There is no requirement to buy a textbook.
- James, Witten, Hastie, Tibshirani: An Introduction to Statistical Learning: with Applications in R 1st ed. (Springer New York)
- Hastie, Tibshirani, Friedman: The Elements of Statistical Learning: Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction 2nd ed. (Springer New York)
- Kuhn, Johnson: Applied Predictive Modelling 1st ed. (Springer New York)
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe structure consists of
- Weekly topic videos watched in own time.
- One workshop on Advanced R methods in the workshop time.
- One implementation workshop a week held in practical time.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Activity Quantity Workload hours Topic videos 12 12 Practicals 12 24 Advanced R workshop 12 24 Assignments 3 33 Online test 3 33 Online quizzes 12 12 Project 1 18 Total 156
Learning Activities Summary
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Assessment Percent of final mark Online quizzes 5 Practical quizzes 5 Written assignments (3) 15 Test (3) 30 Project A 10 Project B 10 Practical exam 25
Assessment Distributed Due Weighting A1 Week 2 Friday Week 4 5% A2 Week 6 Friday Week 8 5% A3 Week 10 Friday Week 12 5% Test 1 Week 2 10% Test 2 Week 6 10% Test 3 Week 10 10% Online quizzes Weekly Weekly 5% Practical quizzes Weekly Weekly 5% Practical exam Week 13 Week 13 25% Project Week 6 Week 12 20%
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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 CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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