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DATA5704: Data Science Research Project B

2024 unit information

The Data Science Research Project provides an opportunity for students to carry out a defined piece of independent research or design. These skills include the capacity to define a research or design question, show how it relates to existing knowledge and carry out the research or design in a systematic manner. Students will be expected to define an original research project that demonstrates their prior learning in their advanced data science specialist domain. The results will be presented in a final project presentation and report. It is not expected that the project outcomes from this unit will represent a significant contribution to new knowledge. The unit aims to provide students with the opportunity to carry out a defined piece of independent research work in a setting and manner that fosters the development of data science skills in research.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Computer Science

Code DATA5704
Academic unit Computer Science
Credit points 6
12cp of Data Science Core and 12cp of (Specialisation Core or Data Science Specialist) units of study
DATA5703 or DATA5707 or DATA5708 or DATA5709 or ODAT5707 or ODAT5708 or COMP5802
Assumed knowledge:
A candidate for MDS who has completed a minimum of 24cp including 12cp of DS Core and 12cp of [Specialisation Core or DS Specialist] units of study with a WAM of 75 or more. Students should take INFO5993 either concurrently or prior to undertaking this project unit. The Data Science Research Project must be taken in the final two semesters.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. utilise prior domain knowledge to define and develop a research project relevant to a data science domain (MDS)
  • LO2. initiate, formulate and plan a two semester-long original DS research project based on research and development, incorporating risk mitigation strategies and following the plan methodically.
  • LO3. analyse and synthesise information, draw appropriate conclusions and present those conclusions in context, with due consideration of methods and assumptions involved
  • LO4. demonstrate knowledge of recent DS research literature and possess an ability to apply research to own project
  • LO5. document, report and present project work undertaken to engage an academic and/or professional audience
  • LO6. develop, substantiate and articulate professional positions on issues relevant to the chosen area of practice. Critically reflect on and evaluate the outcomes and process of the project

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2024
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2023
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Supervision Remote
Semester 2 2023
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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Important enrolment information

Departmental permission requirements

If you see the ‘Departmental Permission’ tag below a session, it means you need faculty or school approval to enrol. This may be because it’s an advanced unit, clinical placement, offshore unit, internship or there are limited places available.

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Additional advice

This unit requires departmental permission to ensure students are prepared for the project. Students must have achieved a WAM of 70% or greater and have been granted approval by the Unit Coordinator. Please include evidence of this approval in your permission request for review by the Faculty. The research project units are intended to be completed in the final semesters.