Postgraduate Course: Data Mining (CMSE11118)
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
||Availability||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area||Common Courses (Management School)
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||This course is designed to give students an overview of data mining, with a focus on its use and value along with a taxonomy of data mining techniques. The course provides students with an appreciation of the uses of data mining software in solving business decision problems. Students will gain knowledge of theoretical background to several of the commonly used data mining techniques and will learn about the application of data mining as well as acquiring practical skills in the use of data mining algorithms.
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Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1)
||WebCT enabled: Yes
|No Classes have been defined for this Course|
||First class information not currently available|
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Data Mining||2:00|
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|A. Knowledge and understanding of
* the value and application of data mining for business and customer relationship management;
* the variety of methods constituting data mining including data analysis, statistical methods, machine learning and model validation techniques;
* the foundations of modelling approaches such as linear regression, linear classifiers, decision tree models and clustering.
B. Intellectual skills
Students will be able:
* to critically discuss and explain the benefits and limitations of different data mining techniques;
* to present and describe mathematical specifications of several commonly used data mining techniques.
C. Practical and transferable skills
* develop the ability to define a data mining problem, evaluate methodologies and propose solutions;
* learn how to interpret and validate the result of an application of data mining;
* be able to use a software package to implement data mining solutions, including data analysis, modelling and validation;
* develop computing skills required for data mining;
* learn how to present data mining results and communicate technical issues coherently.
D. Transferable skills
By the end of the course students will be expected to:
* be able to communicate technically complex issues coherently and precisely;
* have acquired lifelong learning skills and personal development so as to be able to work with self-direction.
|Assessment of this course is through an exam (weighted 80%) and an individual assessment submitted as a poster with a|
short oral presentation (weighted 20%). The degree exam will be in the April/May diet of examinations.
|Course organiser||Dr Daniel Black
Tel: (0131 6)51 1491
|Course secretary||Ms Genevieve Whitson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5671
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