• Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Areas of interest Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Lexing Xie
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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This course examines the design of databases and data warehouses and their use for data mining; and investigates associated issues. Topics may include: relational theory and conceptual modelling; privacy and security; statistical databases; distributed databases; data warehousing; data cleaning and integration; and data mining concepts and techniques.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On completion of this course, the students should have gained a good understanding of basic concepts, principles and techniques in data warehousing and data mining. Specifically, the students are able to perform the following tasks.

  • Understand fundamental concepts of data warehousing and OLAP techniques
  • Apply data-cubing techniques and conduct multi-dimensional data analysis
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge on the design and implementation of data warehouses

  • Develop in-depth understanding of fundamental data mining algorithms

  • Apply data mining techniques for knowledge discovery

  • Perform practical data mining using open source tools

Indicative Assessment

  • Two assignments (40 marks)
  • Online quizzes (5 marks)
  • Final Exam (55 marks)

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Thirty one-hour lectures and six two-hour tutorials

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed COMP2400 and 6 units of 1000 level COMP courses and 6 units of 2000 level COMP courses; and 6 units of 1000 level MATH courses or 1000 level STAT courses.

Prescribed Texts

The following text book will be used for this course:

  • Jiawei Han, Micheline Kamber, and Jian Pei,Data Mining:Concepts and Techniques, 3rd edition, Morgan Kaufmann, 2011 http://www.cs.uiuc.edu/~hanj/bk3/





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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3276
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2846 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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