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Gold CoastSession 1,3Session 1,3

Unit description

Introduces students to machine learning. Students will take an algorithmic approach to machine learning in which real-world problems will be solved through machine learning techniques. Students will familiarise themselves with a wide range of algorithms and implement them for problem solving in Python/Octave.

Unit content

Topic 1: Intro to machine learning

Topic 2: Types of machine learning

Topic 3: Regression and prediction

Topic 4: Classification

Topic 5: Neural networks

Topic 6: Machine learning: best practices

Topic 7: Philosophy of machine learning

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1identify and evaluate the evolution and recent trends in computational intelligence and machine learning Knowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
2critically analyse real-world machine learning problems and compare between a range of solutions in a variety of contexts CreativityKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
3develop, create and implement machine learning solutions to complicated problems CreativityKnowledge of a discipline
4plan and implement parts of the tasks in a machine learning pipeline to complete a predictive analysis problem to satisfaction CreativityKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify and evaluate the evolution and recent trends in computational intelligence and machine learning
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. critically analyse real-world machine learning problems and compare between a range of solutions in a variety of contexts
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. develop, create and implement machine learning solutions to complicated problems
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. plan and implement parts of the tasks in a machine learning pipeline to complete a predictive analysis problem to satisfaction
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • Geron, A, 2019, Hands-on machine learning with Scikit-Learn, Keras, and TensorFlow : concepts, tools, and techniques to build intelligent systems , 2nd edn , O'Reilly.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Programming assignment30%
Case study30%
Exam: oral10%
Exam: open book30%
Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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International

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