University of Technology Sydney

41082 Introduction to Data Engineering

6cp; 3hpw (workshop).

Fields of practice: Data Engineering program



This subject introduces students to the foundations of data engineering and the data industry. Data is all pervasive in modern society. Data engineers both build the infrastructure that enables this, but also participate in the manipulation and analysis of the data.

The subject takes a practical, hands-on approach designed to inspire and motivate students in all facets of data engineering. These include the design of experiments to gather data, the processing and analysis of data, as well as efficient visualisation of data to allow effective decision-making and actuation in relation to data. Students collect their own data sets to use in class activities and a final project.

MATLAB is core to the subject and students become proficient in its use for modelling and analysis.

This is a field of practice subject undertaken by all students enrolled in a Data Science Engineering major. Students from other majors or faculties may also enrol.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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