Academic year(s): 2017-2018
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 11
Availability restrictions: There are 80 spaces available on this module. If necessary, a ballot will be held to select students for the module.
Machine Learning enables computers to improve automatically with experience. A growing number of algorithms are being used to predict outcomes using patterns in collected data. This module covers the essential theory and algorithms, including mathematical foundations, and methodological approaches. It covers a variety of regression, classification and unsupervised approaches. It consists of lectures, and practical components with unassessed exercises and assessed practical coursework assignments with a final exam.
Pre-requisite(s): Postgraduate - before taking this module you must pass CS5001 and have achieved a grade of b or higher in higher or A-Level maths
Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take ID5059
Weekly contact: 2 lectures (x 11 weeks), 1 lab session (x 5 weeks).
Scheduled learning hours: 27
Guided independent study hours: 127
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 40%, Coursework = 60%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 40%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 40%, Existing Coursework = 60%