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CS909 - Data Mining

  • Module code: CS909
  • Module name: Data Mining
  • Department: Computer Science
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims to provide students with a broad understanding of the subject of data mining, the algorithms developed to address different data mining goals and the application of these algorithms to real-world problems. Foundational concepts underlying the learning process and algorithms commonly used in the domain will also be introduced.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module, the student should: Display a comprehensive understanding of different data mining tasks and the algorithms most appropriate for addressing these tasks enabling the student to independently carry out data mining projects; Creatively deal with data related issues that need to be addressed for successful data mining to be carried out; Systematically evaluate models/algorithms with respect to their accuracy; Critique emerging standards for data mining and apply them to practical scenarios; Carry out a self directed piece of practical work that requires the application of data mining techniques in a creative manner; Critique the results of a data mining exercise, Develop Hypotheses based on the analysis of the results obtained and test them; Conceptualize a data mining solution to a practical problem.

Timetabled teaching activities

30 one-hour lectures plus 10 one-hour seminars and 5 Laboratory sessions

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: CS909-15)
C1 (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 50%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 50%
Assessed Course Work 60%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 40%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • MEng Computing Systems (G402) - Year 4
  • MEng Computing Systems (Intercalated Year) (G403) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics (G4G3) - Year 4
  • Postgraduate Taught Statistics (G4P1) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Computer Science MEng (G503) - Year 4
  • MEng Computer Science (with intercalated year) (G504) - Year 5