- Class 30
- Practice 30
- Independent work 90
This module will expose students to a particular experience when dealing with data engineering problems in a practical way both individually and in teams
The objectives of this module are to enable students to learn to:
• Analyze and organize raw data
• Build data systems and pipelines
• Evaluate business needs and objectives
• Interpret trends and patterns
• Prepare data for prescriptive and predictive modelling
Build and maintain an organization’s data ecosystem, including; data sources and
databases to data storage solutions.
The aim of this module is for students to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of basic methods of data preparation that includes methods of cleaning, transforming, introverting, normalizing and aggregating data, time series transformation, work with missing values as well as basic data reduction methods such as feature reduction, sample reduction, and discretization.
It is important for students to take this module to gain a better understanding of how critical data engineering is, often described as backbone of data science. Once data science process begins, the first people to interact with data are data engineers. The more efficient they are at filtering, cleaning, and directing that data, the more efficient everything else can be as the data flows further down the project funnel and towards other team members. The knowledge and understanding students acquire in this module will contribute to the overall skillset for their future employment as data scientists.
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Minimal learning outcomes
- Describe possible solutions to data preparation problems.
- Discuss differences between methods for working with missing data and data transformation methods.
- Explain the impact of selected newer technologies on the data preparation process.
- Identify different aggregation functions and methods of time series transformation.
- Explain possible solution for a particular problem in the process of integration, normalization and discretization of data
- Explain available basic methods of feature and pattern reduction.
Preferred learning outcomes
- Recommend optimal solutions to data preparation problems.
- Distinguish between an adequate method for working with missing data and data transformation methods.
- Judge the impact of newer technologies on the data preparation process.
- Select adequate aggregation functions and methods of time series transformation.
- Choose an adequate solution for a particular problem in the process of integration, normalization and discretization of data.
- Apply adequate basic methods of feature and pattern reduction.