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DATA5708: Data Science Capstone B

The Data Science Capstone 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 choose a research/development project that demonstrates their prior learning in the data science 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 investigative research or design work in a setting and manner that fosters the development of IT skills in research or design. Eligible students for the Data Science Capstone project will be required to complete both DATA5707 (6 CPS) and DATA5708 (6 CPS), totalling 12 CPS.

Code DATA5708
Academic unit Computer Science
Credit points 6
A part-time enrolled candidate for the MDS who has completed 24 credit points from (COMP5046 or COMP5048 or COMP5310 or COMP5313 or COMP5318 or COMP5328 or COMP5329 or COMP5338 or COMP5339 or COMP5349 or COMP5425 or INFO5060 or QBUS6810 or QBUS6840 or STAT5003)
DATA5702 or DATA5704 or DATA5703 or DATA5709. Eligible students of the Data Science Capstone Project may choose either DATA5703 or (DATA5707 and DATA5708) or DATA5709
Assumed knowledge:
A part time candidate who has completed 24 credit points of [Master of Data Science (2022 and prior) Data Science Core or Data Science Elective units of study] or [Master of Data Science(2023 onwards) Data Science Core or Data Science Specialist units of study] may take this unit.

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

  • LO1. utilise prior domain knowledge to define and develop a project relevant to a data science domain (MDS)
  • LO2. initiate, formulate and plan a semester-long DS project, 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 literature and possess an ability to apply investigative research to their 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