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CP5805 - Programming and Data Analytics using Python

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

In this subject students are introduced to fundamental principles and practices of computer programming in Python. Students learn and use problem-solving and software development techniques including planning, prototyping, version control, testing and debugging. Students will develop procedural and object-oriented programs with console and graphical user interfaces. Students will research and learn about developments in the field of programming languages and environments over recent times. Students will also apply basic data visualisation with Python (Python visualisation libraries) and notions of data analysis with Python (e.g. Scikit-learn and Pandas libraries).

Learning Outcomes

  • apply fundamental application development skills in a modern programming environment;
  • develop and utilise best-practice coding techniques;
  • adopt self-learning with modern support resources;
  • understand and apply Python libraries to problems in data science.

Subject Assessment

  • quizzes or tests (20%)
  • assignments (60%)
  • computational laboratories/log book (20%).
Prerequisites: 6CP OF POSTGRADUATE SUBJECTS

Availabilities

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 85
Census Date 10-Sep-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 83
Census Date 14-May-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Online, External, Study Period 81
Census Date 23-Jan-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 65 hours - Online resources including readings, screencasts, embedded quizzing
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

JCU Online, External, Study Period 85
Census Date 10-Sep-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 65 hours - Online resources including readings, screencasts, embedded quizzing
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

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