COMP60711 Data Engineering syllabus 2016-2017
All application areas are witnessing the "data deluge", i.e. the ever growing amount of digital data available as part of day-to-day activities in business, science, education, entertainment, etc. Indeed "Big data" has become part of modern vernacular. Engineering, managing and analysing such data is a key for success of all organisations. In addition to the need to work with huge volumes of data, current applications are also challenged with multi-modal data, including un- and semi-structured data, image and video data, spatial and temporal data, etc.
This module will examine the entire data life cycle, including data creation, modelling, acquisition, representation, use, maintenance, preservation and disposal. As the majority of data is stored in databases, the module will examine various database engineering approaches to support data management, including database design, data warehousing, maintenance and analytics. Data standards and data quality will be examined and the challenge of "big datasets" will be considered.
- An overview of the data life cycle
- Data engineering, modelling and design techniques
- Data storage and warehousing
- Data access and maintenance
- Big Data, Map-Reduce, Hadoop
- Data analytics and visualisation
- Engineering non-traditional data types
- Data standards and data quality
Feedback methodsRegular coursework, returned marked with feedback
- Analytical skills
- Problem solving
- Written communication
On successful completion of this unit, a student will be able to:
Learning outcomes are detailed on the COMP60711 course unit syllabus page on the School of Computer Science's website for current students.
|Data mining : concepts and techniques||Han, Jiawei.||9780123814807; 9780123814791||Elsevier||©2012.|
|Data mining : practical machine learning tools and techniques||Witten, I. H.||0128043571; 9780128043578||Morgan Kaufmann Publisher|||
|Introduction to data mining||Tan, Pang-Ning,||9780273775324; 0273775324||Pearson Education Limited||2019.|
Course unit materials
Links to course unit teaching materials can be found on the School of Computer Science website for current students.