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Archived Version 2020 - 2021

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NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 7.5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
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This module presents students with a series of domains in which data analytics have had, or are having, a transformative effect on our lives. Students will emerge with a familiarity and an understanding of how data analytics, visualisation and other aspects of data science are being used to change the world in which we live. Application domains will be chosen based on currently relevant or topical themes and availability of expert guest lectures. Potential options identified for this module are ethical AI, responsible AI, and green AI.

Learning Outcomes
1. Explain applications of data science and data analytics in 3 different domains (e.g. ethical AI, green AI, responsible AI)
2. Summarise the main issues and challenges for data-driven approaches in the 3 domains
3. Debate the scope of data-driven approaches to major aspects of our lives in the 3 domains
4. Predict potential for other data-driven approaches to major aspects of our lives in other domains

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Online activity36A series of guest lectures from industry and enterprise partners in each of the 3 application domains for this module
Assignment Completion36Completion of assignments
Independent Study115No Description
Total Workload: 187

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

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1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
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