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Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue NumberCourse Name
INFS 1019Web and Database Development

INFS 1019 Web and Database Development, or equivalent.


Corequisite(s)

None


Course aim

To introduce current technologies and methods in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, including the management of the delivery of information and analytics to support reporting and management decision making.

Course content

The challenge of turbulent business environment: overview, major issues and needs for business intelligence.
The BI lifecycle model and development approaches, the costs, benefits, ROI and user community of BI.
The components and comparison of various BI system architectures, data integration and the extraction, transformation, and load (ETL) processes, administration and security issues, Data Warehouse modelling and implementation success factors.
Business analytics and business performance management: linking strategy to execution, the link between corporate and BI strategy, differences between performance management and measurement.
Review of contemporary BI applications in various industries; privacy, ethical and legal issues.
The need of data mining technologies in competitive business environments.
Market basket analysis and association rule mining.
Modelling customer behaviours and predictions.
Clustering analysis and outlier detections.
Use of BI and DM tools in data analysis and knowledge discovery.


Teaching method

ComponentDuration
Internal, Mawson Lakes
Lecture1 hour x 13 weeks
Computer Practical2 hours x 9 weeks
Internal, City West
Lecture1 hour x 13 weeks
Computer Practical2 hours x 9 weeks
External, Mawson Lakes
External (On-line materials)N/A x N/A
External (Moderated discussion board)N/A x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

TaskLengthWeightingDuration
Internal, Mawson Lakes
Assignment 1550 words15%N/A
Assignment 21000 words25%N/A
Assignment 32000 words30%N/A
ExaminationN/A30%1.5 hours
Internal, City West
Assignment 1550 words15%N/A
Assignment 21000 words25%N/A
Assignment 32000 words30%N/A
ExaminationN/A30%1.5 hours
External, Mawson Lakes
Assignment 1550 words15%N/A
Assignment 21000 words25%N/A
Assignment 32000 words30%N/A
ExaminationN/A30%1.5 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
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