INMT5526 Business Intelligence

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit enables students to understand and apply flexible computer-based systems that learn to solve problems—genetic algorithm, fuzzy logic and neural networks. This is in a business management and planning environment. Hybrid methods and the relatively new swarm intelligence models are also introduced.
Students are able to (1) describe a range of advanced technologies appropriate for business intelligence; (2) develop a hands-on capacity to apply BI methods; (3) assess the potential to apply BI techniques in business and administrative contexts; (4) compare various BI technology approaches to solving business problems; and (5) interpret the output of BI techniques in a business context.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) applications
; (2) reading report; and (3) project. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Peter Goldschmidt
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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