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Course Description

This course is designed to give students an overview of big data, state of the practice in analytics, the role of the data scientist, big data analytics in industry verticals, and analytics life-cycle as an end-to-end process. It focuses on key roles for a successful analytic project, main phases of the life-cycle, developing core deliverables for stakeholders, team work skills, and problem solving skills.

What Will You Learn?

This course provides a technical foundation with skills in critical thinking, knowledge extension and transfer, research application, and report writing with respect to big data and data analytics.

Learn how to:

  • Engage in machine learning using Weka and IBM Watson.
  • Employ appropriate statistical tests to test hypotheses on data.
  • Implement machine learning algorithms both in supervised and unsupervised learning.
  • Utilize relational database management systems, NoSQL and Hadoop databases.
  • Produce relevant visualizations from data.

Notes

Course materials, video lectures and discussions are delivered and facilitated online within the D2L Learning Management System.

Throughout the semester, student questions related to course content may be answered either by the instructor on discussion board or by an online tutor via email. For more information, please email Anne-Marie Brinsmead, Program Director, at a2brinsm@ryerson.ca

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Course Sections

Class Number
5408
Type
LEC
Days
T
Time
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Dates
Sep 08, 2020 to Dec 15, 2020
Schedule
Contact Hours
42.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Fees
Domestic Fee non-credit $1,027.79 Click here to get more information
International Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information
Class Number
5409
Type
LEC
Days
Sa
Time
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Sep 12, 2020 to Dec 19, 2020
Schedule
Contact Hours
42.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Fees
Domestic Fee non-credit $1,027.79 Click here to get more information
International Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information
Class Number
5407
Type
LEC
Days
M
Time
6:30PM to 9:45PM
Dates
Sep 14, 2020 to Dec 14, 2020
Schedule
Contact Hours
42.2
Delivery Options
Online  
Fees
Domestic Fee non-credit $1,027.79 Click here to get more information
International Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information