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Data Science in Astronomy: Analysis - OLET1620

Year - 2019

Science is undergoing a data explosion, and astronomy is leading the way. Modern telescopes produce terabytes of data per observation, and the simulations required to model our observable Universe push supercomputers to their limits. To analyse this data scientists need to be able to think computationally to solve problems. In this course you will learn how to manage your data with databases, and use the SQL language to ask questions about your data. You will also learn how to explore your data with machine learning tools. The focus is on practical skills - all the activities will be done in Python 3, and modern programming language used throughout astronomy. This will be run as a 0 cp + 2 cp unit of study. Students should have strong programming skills in Python 3, with a good understanding of loops, decisions and user-defined functions.

Classes
4 weeks of online tutorials, programming activities and online video lectures

Assessment
online quizzes and a computational exam

Textbooks
None

Assumed knowledge
Students should have strong programming skills in Python 3, with a good understanding of loops, decisions and user-defined functions.

Details

Faculty: Science

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Physics Academic Operations
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 2.0
EFTSL: 0.042
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Science

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Physics Academic Operations
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 2.0
EFTSL: 0.042
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Science

Intensive July

24 Jun 2019

Department/School: Physics Academic Operations
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 19 Jul 2019
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 2.0
EFTSL: 0.042
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Tara Murphy
HECS Band: 2
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