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MA5853 - Data Science Project 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This capstone project will provide the culmination of the Master of Data Science degree, showcasing the skills and knowledge acquired throughout the degree to solve complex data-driven real world problems of relevance to industry, science, government or society in general. Students (or teams of students) will be embedded in industry, government departments or work under the guidance of staff members. The capstone project will allow students to create a portfolio that can be used to demonstrate skills to potential employers.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply data science skills, knowledge and techniques to solve complex data-driven real world problems;
  • project manage the solution to the problem including conceptualizing the problem, planning, assessing and implementing a solution, either individually or as part of a team;
  • communicate effectively the results of the project both orally and in written form at a career-ready level appropriate for the client.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Oral Presentation and proposal: 20% Oral presentation and report 1: 25% Oral presentation and report 2: 45% - (90%) - Individual.


JCU Online, Study Period 84, External
Census Date 20-Jul-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 65 hours placement
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.