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 Data Mining

NOTE: Where the 2014 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 2014 schedule.

 YEAR 1 – 120 POINTS COMP103A/B 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 MATH101A/B/S Introduction to Calculus 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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