Informatics (Advanced) (INFO1903)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit covers advanced data processing and management, integrating the use of existing productivity software, e.g. spreadsheets and databases, with the development of custom software using the powerful general-purpose Python scripting language. It will focus on skills directly applicable to research in any quantitative domain. The unit will also cover presentation of data through written publications and dynamically generated web pages, visual representations and oral presentation skills. The assessment, a long project, involves the demonstration of these skills and techniques for processing and presenting data in a choice of domains.

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Classes

(Lec 3hrs & Prac 3hrs) per week

Assessment

Through semester assessment (50%), Final Exam (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

Yes

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

ATAR sufficient to enter BCST(Adv), BIT or BSc(Adv), or portfolio of work suitable for entry

Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics

Prohibitions

SOFT1901, SOFT1001, DECO2011, COMP1001, INFO1000, COMP1901

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