Unit aim

Introduces students to intelligent decision systems used in organisations. We will primarily focus on expert systems (ES) and decision support systems (DSS). Topics include decisions and decision making, decision support systems and expert systems, development approaches, artificial neural networks, and some cutting edge intelligent technologies.

Unit content

1. Decision support systems and business intelligence

2. AI and expert systems

3. Expert systems (ES): Development, justification and dependency diagrams

4. ES: Knowledge acquisition, representation, reasoning and chaining

5. ES: Uncertainty and confidence factors

6. Decision Support Systems (DSS) Overview

7. DSS modelling, analysis and business intelligence

8. Artificial neural networks (ANN)

9. Collaboration and knowledge management

10. Advanced IDS: Case Based Reasoning (CBR) and Genetic Algorithms (GA) & Fuzzy Logic

11. Advanced IDS: Intelligent Agents

12. Implementing DSS, BI and Integration, impacts & future issues

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
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Exam: closed book50%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report25%
-25%
Exam: closed book50%

Hong Kong

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
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Exam: closed book50%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report25%
-25%
Exam: closed book50%
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