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MATHS 7027OL - Mathematical Foundations of Data Science

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: Online Teaching Period 1
Campus: Online
Contact: Up to 5 hours per week
Restriction: Graduate Diploma in Data Science (Applied) OL OR Master of Data Science (Applied) OL Only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: Carousel 1 Courses: COMP SCI 7212OL, COMP SCI 7210OL, DATA 7201OL and DATA 7202OL or MATHS 7203OL
Assumed Knowledge: SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods
Assessment: Exam, ongoing assessment

This course introduces fundamental mathematical concepts relevant to computer science and provides a basis for further postgraduate study in data science, statistical machine learning, and cybersecurity. Topics covered are probability: sets, counting, probability axioms, Bayes theorem; optimisation and calculus: differentiation, integration, functions of several variables, series approximations; linear algebra: vector and matrices, matrix algebra, vector spaces; discrete mathematics and statistics: linear regression, linear least squares, regularisation. Applications of the theory to data science and machine learning will be developed.

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Online Teaching Period 1 Mon 18/12/2023 Fri 19/01/2024 Mon 05/02/2024 Mon 19/02/2024

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
61003 01OL 300 283 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.