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2013 Programmes
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Data Mining

NOTE: Where the 2013 requirements for a programme differ from those previously published, care will be taken to ensure existing students are not disadvantaged.

This specialisation will enable you to understand and use data mining techniques. The term data mining refers to the process of extracting potentially useful information from complex data using computational methods. Data mining has its roots in artificial intelligence, databases, and statistics. You will learn how to prepare the data for mining, get to know data mining algorithms, and learn to understand and evaluate the models that summarize the extracted information.

Requirements

We list the Data Mining requirements in the form of a "degree planner". Where semesters are shown they refer to the 2013 schedule.



YEAR 1 – 120 POINTS
COMP103A
Introduction to Computer Science 1
COMP104B
Introduction to Computer Science 2
MATH102A/B
Introduction to Algebra
STAT121A†
Introduction to Statistical Methods

__________
or
STAT111B†
Statistics for Science
100 LEVEL*
(Science Paper)
100 LEVEL*
(Science Paper)
100 LEVEL*
(Science Paper)
100 LEVEL


YEAR 2 – 120 POINTS
COMP200A
Computer Systems

 
__________
 
COMP203A
Programming with Data Structures
COMP202B
Computer Communications

__________
 
COMP204B
Object Oriented Program Design
COMP235B
Logic and Computation
COMP219A
Database Practice and Experience
40 points of papers at 200 LEVEL
 
Highly recommended to take at least one of:
STAT221A, STAT226B


YEAR 3 – 120 POINTS
COMP321B
Practical Data Mining
COMP329A
Database Systems
COMP317A
Design & Analysis of Algorithms
300 LEVEL
 
Recommended additional paper:
COMP316A
200 LEVEL 200 LEVEL

† BSc regulation 8 requires 105 points across at least four science subjects. STAT121 and STAT111 will help satisfy these requirements and is strongly recommended in its own right. It also helps students keep their options open for changing to another major with the Faculty if desired.

* BSc regulation 8 requires 105 points across at least four science subjects. These elective 100 level papers should be recognised Science papers, which are all papers offered by the Faculty of Science and Engineering, all COMP, STAT and MATH papers (except MATH168), and PHIL102, PSYC102 and PSYC103.

Elective papers may be replaced by papers at a higher level.

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