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CITS4403 Computational Modelling

6 points
Not available in 2021UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit explores current research topics in computational modelling. Students develop skills to identify problems, formulate solutions and conduct further research in open questions in this domain.
Students are able to (1) communicate effectively to present computational models to address a given research hypothesis and qualify the limitations of these models; (2) analyse and discuss current open research topics in the field of computational modelling; (3) explain the concepts and technologies used in the field of computational modelling; and (4) design, apply and analyse relevant technologies to solve problems in the field of computational modelling.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) project; (2) notebook; and (3) two in-class tests (30% each). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has
obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student
must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Yuliya Karpievitch
Unit rules
enrolment in the
MJD-ARTIF Artificial Intelligence or
MJD-INTCY International Cybersecurity or
HON-CMSSE Computer Science and Software Engineering or
62510 Master of Information Technology or
62530 Master of Data Science or
62550 Master of Professional Engineering (Software Engineering)
CITS7211 Modelling Complex Systems
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