Special Topics in Data Analytics

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Computing Studies & Information Systems
Course Code
CSIS 4260
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Lab
Seminar
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
Students will learn about emerging technologies and trends in Data Analytics. This course is divided into several modules. Each module represents a specialized body of knowledge focusing on the technical aspects of the 4V's of big data ( Volume, Velocity, Variety, and Veracity) as well as policy and other aspects such as privacy and ethics. Students will also get a chance to research state-of-the-art Data Analytics in an industry of their choice. This course will provide students the required breadth to jumpstart their career in the Data Analytics field.
Course Content
  • Module 1 (2 weeks): Capturing, managing and using data for decision making.
  • Module 2 (3 weeks): Using tools for mining different types of data such as structured data, text data, and web data. 
  • Module 3 (3 weeks): Building the technology stack for Data Analytics in terms of 4 V’s of big data, i.e. Volume, Velocity, Variety, and Veracity.
  • Module 4 (3 weeks): Research Data Analytics in different industries. 
  • Module 5 (1 week): Workshop on data security issues.
  • Module 6 (1 week): Workshop on ethics and privacy issues.
Methods Of Instruction

Lecture, seminar and hands-on exercises in the lab

Means of Assessment
   
Assignments (min 2) 20% - 30%
Quizzes (min 2) * 10% - 15%
Group Project * 20% - 25%
Final Examination * 25% - 35%
Total 100%

# Some of the assessments may involve group work.

*In order to pass the course, students must, in addition to receiving an overall course grade of 50%, also achieve a grade of at least 50% on the combined weighted examination components (including quizzes, tests, exams).

Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the technical requirements of managing extensive amounts of data.
  2. Use various tools to manipulate, map and reduce a large data set.
  3. Design and implement a technical solution to deal with 4 V’s (Volume, Velocity, Variety, and Veracity) of big data.
  4. Appraise data scaling strategies such as different types of partitioning and replication in relation to different data growth and data consumption scenarios.
  5. Evaluate the state of Data Analytics in a chosen industry.
  6. Explain concepts of data security with regards to Analytics data in storage and in trasmission.
  7. Discuss the basic principles of ethical conduct in relation to Data Analytics.
  8. Discuss the basic principles of data privacy in relation to Data Analytics.
Textbook Materials

Instructor compiled materials

or

other textbooks as approved by the department

Requisites

Prerequisites

min grade C in (CSIS 3300 OR CSIS 3360)

Corequisites

Courses listed here must be completed either prior to or simultaneously with this course:

  • No corequisite courses

Equivalencies

Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:

  • No equivalency courses

Requisite for

This course is not required for any other course.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Athabasca University (AU) AU COMP 3XX (3) 2017/01/01 to -
College of New Caledonia (CNC) CNC CSC 2XX (3) 2017/01/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit 2017/01/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU COMP 4XXX (3) 2017/01/01 to -
University Canada West (UCW) UCW CMPT 4XX (3) 2017/01/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) No credit 2020/01/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV CIS 4XX (3) 2017/01/01 to -

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
15997
Fri
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Bhardwaj
Nikhil
Open
Online
CSIS 4260 001 - This section is restricted to PBD Data Analytics Stream students.

This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
25
0
25
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Fri
9:30 - 12:20