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Unit of study_

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
Prerequisites:
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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.
Corequisites:
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DATA5707
Prohibitions:
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DATA5703. Eligible students of the Data Science Capstone Project may choose either DATA5703 or DATA5707/DATA5708.

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

  • LO1. utilise prior domain knowledge to define and develop a research/development project relevant to a data science domain (MDS)
  • LO2. initiate, formulate and plan a DS research project based on research and development
  • 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 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
  • LO7. plan a semester-long project, incorporating risk mitigation strategies and follow the plan methodically

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for 1000-level and 5000-level units, or one week before the first day of teaching for all other units.