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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Lectures and workshops.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 one-hour lectures (three per week) and 12 three-hour workshops (one per week). Total 72 hours. |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours total time commitment.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||-|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||615-145 Concepts of Software Development 1 (prior to 2009); 433-151 Introduction to Programming (Advanced) (prior to 2008); 433-171 Introduction to Programming (prior to 2008).|
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a subject are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
CoordinatorMr Ivo Widjaja
|Subject Overview:||This subject introduces students to computational methods for analysing and visualising structured data. It covers fundamental programming constructs, algorithms and data structures; information visualisation; web-centric computing; and an overview of the field of computing. Workshops and team projects will give students practical experience in solving data-rich problems involving computers, people and the Web. The problems will be drawn from a diverse range of topics, e.g. climate change, finance, social networks, and language analysis.|
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
Two group projects (30%) expected to take 36 hours, one due mid-semester and the other at the end of semester. This time commitment includes a peer-assessment component related to the projects (10%). Additional assessment components are a mid-semester test (10%) and a 2-hour written examination in the examination period (50%).
It is a requirement of passing this subject that a student obtains at least 25/50 for the continuous assessment during semester, and at least 25/50 for the final exam.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
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|Generic Skills:||On completion of this subject students should have developed the following generic skills: |
Students enrolled in the BSc (both pre-2008 and new degrees), BASc or a combined BSc course will receive science credit for the completion of this subject.
VCE mathematics is not a prerequisite for this subject.
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