Introduction to Data Analytics (INFO3406)


Big Data refers to datasets that are massive, heterogenous, and dynamic that are beyond current approaches for the capture, storage, management, and analysis of the data. The focus of this unit is on understanding and applying relevant concepts, techniques, algorithms, and tools for the analysis, management and visualisation of big data- with the goal of keeping abreast of the continual increase in the volume and complexity of data sets and enabling discovery of information and knowledge to guide effective decision making.

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Lectures, Laboratories


Through semester assessment (40%) and Final Exam (60%)

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Unit of study rules


(MATH1005 OR MATH1905) AND (INFO2120 OR INFO2820).

Assumed knowledge

Basic statistics and database management.

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.