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Introduction to Data Science

Overview of the unit

Unit code: COS10022

Duration: 1 teaching period

About this unit

This unit aims to develop students’ conceptual and practical understanding of the field of data science in the contexts of real-world applications. The students will learn about basic concepts, key techniques and popular tools in various aspects of data science, following the lifecycle of a practical data science project which involves data collection, management, wrangling, analytics and visualisation. They will gain the understanding of how to identify and define data science relevant tasks in practical scenarios, and acquire the ability to apply given techniques and tools to resolve given data science relevant tasks.

Content

Topics may include:

  • foundations of data science
  • data science in real world
  • lifecycle of practical data science projects
  • data collection: basic concepts, techniques and tools
  • data management: basic concepts, techniques and tools
  • data wrangling: basic concepts, techniques and tools
  • data analytics: basic concepts, techniques and tools
  • data visualisation: basic concepts, techniques and tools
  • applications of given data science relevant techniques and tools to deal with specific data science relevant tasks.

This unit is found in the Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology.

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