Fundamentals of Data Science is a unit designed to introduce the students to fundamental data science techniques, including discrete mathematics, statistical analysis, data visualisation, data structures and algorithms using a high-level programming language. This unit will also take students through the fundamental processes of data analysis for business use including requirement analysis, data manipulation, data preparation, model evaluation, and basic data mining for future predictions. Ethical considerations, policies, and legislations for data science will be introduced. The unit will provide hands-on experience with case studies to basic data analysis methods and programming paradigms.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Recommended readings will be made available on VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):