Master of Data Science

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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Data Science

Master of Data Science

Students complete 48 credit points, comprising:
(a) 24 credit points of Core units of study: COMP5310, STAT5003, COMP5318, COMP5048
(b) 12 credit points of Project units
(c) a maximum of 12 credit points of non Data Science Elective units of study
– Where a waiver is granted for a COMP core unit of study another COMP unit must be taken and where the waiver is granted for STAT5003 another STAT unit of study must be taken.

Graduate Certificate in Data Science:

Students complete 24 credit points, comprising of the following:
Core units of study: COMP5310, STAT5002, COMP9007, COMP9120
– Where a waiver is granted for a COMP core unit of study, another COMP unit must be taken, and where the waiver is granted for STAT5002, another STAT unit of study must be taken.

Units of study

Master of Data Science

Core
COMP5048
Visual Analytics
6    A It is assumed that students will have experience with data structure and algorithms as covered in COMP9103 OR COMP2123 OR COMP2823 OR INFO1105 OR INFO1905 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Semester 1

Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP5310
Principles of Data Science
6    A It is assumed that students will have good understanding of relational data model and database technologies as covered in ISYS2120 or COMP9120 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).
N INFO3406
Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP5318
Machine Learning and Data Mining
6    A INFO2110 OR ISYS2110 OR COMP9120 OR COMP5138
Semester 1
Semester 2
STAT5003
Computational Statistical Methods
6    P STAT5002

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
The prerequisite for STAT5003 is waived for Master of Data Science students. Please apply for special permission for this unit of study.

Project

The Project can be completed either as the two 6 credit point units, DATA5707 and DATA5708, over two semesters, or as the 12 credit point unit, DATA5703, in one semester.
DATA5703
Data Science Capstone Project
12    P A candidate for the MDS who has completed 24 credit points from Core or Elective units of study may take this unit.
N DATA5707 or DATA5708 or DATA5709
Semester 1
Semester 2
DATA5707
Data Science Capstone A
6    P A part-time enrolled candidate for the MDS who has completed 24 credit points from Core or Elective units of study may take this unit.
N DATA5703. Eligible students of the Data Science Capstone Project may choose either DATA5703 or DATA5707/DATA5708.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
DATA5708
Data Science Capstone B
6    P A part-time enrolled candidate for the MDS who has completed 24 credit points from Core or Elective units of study may take this unit.
C DATA5707
N DATA5703. Eligible students of the Data Science Capstone Project may choose either DATA5703 or DATA5707/DATA5708.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
DATA5709
Data Science Capstone Project - Individual
12    P A candidate for the MDS who has completed 24 credit points from Core or Elective units of study, and has a WAM of 75+ may take this unit.
N DATA5703 or DATA5707 or DATA5708

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students are required to source for a project and an academic supervisor prior to enrolment.
Semester 1
Semester 2

Electives

Complete a maximum of 12 credit points from the following:
COMP5046
Natural Language Processing
6    A Knowledge of an OO programming language
Semester 1
COMP5328
Advanced Machine Learning
6    C COMP5318 OR COMP3308 OR COMP3608
Semester 2
COMP5329
Deep Learning
6    A COMP5318
Semester 1
COMP5338
Advanced Data Models
6    A This unit of study assumes foundational knowledge of relational database systems as taught in COMP5138/COMP9120 (Database Management Systems) or INFO2120/INFO2820/ISYS2120 (Database Systems 1).
Semester 2
COMP5349
Cloud Computing
6    A Good programming skills, especially in Java for the practical assignment, as well as proficiency in databases and SQL. The unit is expected to be taken after introductory courses in related units such as COMP5214 or COMP9103 Software Development in JAVA
Semester 1
COMP5425
Multimedia Retrieval
6    A It is assumed that students will have experience with programming skills, as learned in COMP9103 OR COMP2123 OR COMP2823 OR INFO1105 OR INFO1905 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).
Semester 1
INFO5060
Data Analytics and Business Intelligence
6    A It is assumed that students will have the basic knowledge of information systems, which are covered in COMP5206 or ISYS2160 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive January
Intensive July
INFO5301
Information Security Management
6    A This unit of study assumes foundational knowledge of Information systems management. Two year IT industry exposure and a breadth of IT experience will be preferable.
Semester 1
QBUS6810
Statistical Learning and Data Mining
6    P BUSS6002
Semester 1
Semester 2
QBUS6840
Predictive Analytics
6    P (QBUS5001 or ECMT5001) and BUSS6002
Semester 1
Semester 2
The prerequisites for QBUS6810 and QBUS6840 are waived for Master of Data Science students. Please apply for special permission for these units.

Non-Data Science Electives

Complete a maximum of 12 credit points from the following:.
CSYS5010
Introduction to Complex Systems
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
DATA5207
Data Analysis in the Social Sciences
6    A COMP5310

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Intensive December

Intensive December
Semester 1
EDPC5012
Evaluating Learning Tech. Innovation
6      Semester 1
EDPC5025
Learning Technology Research Frontiers
6      Semester 2
ITLS6107
Applied GIS and Spatial Data Analytics
6    N TPTM6180


This unit assumes no prior knowledge of GIS; the unit is hands-on involving the use of software, which students will be trained in using.
Semester 2
PHYS5033
Environmental Footprints and IO Analysis
6   

Minimum class size of 5 students.
Semester 1
Semester 2

Graduate Certificate in Data Science

Core
COMP5310
Principles of Data Science
6    A It is assumed that students will have good understanding of relational data model and database technologies as covered in ISYS2120 or COMP9120 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).
N INFO3406
Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP9007
Algorithms
6    A This unit of study assumes that students have general knowledge of mathematics (especially Discrete Math) and problem solving. Having moderate knowledge about Data structures can also help students to better understand the concepts of Algorithms taught in this course.
N COMP5211
Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP9120
Database Management Systems
6    A Some exposure to programming and some familiarity with data model concepts
N INFO2120 OR INFO2820 OR INFO2005 OR INFO2905 OR COMP5138 OR ISYS2120. Students who have previously studied an introductory database subject as part of their undergraduate degree should not enrol in this foundational unit, as it covers the same foundational content.
Semester 1
Semester 2
STAT5002
Introduction to Statistics
6    A HSC Mathematics
Semester 1
Semester 2