COIT20277 - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Artificial intelligence is closely related to the field called soft computing which provides a foundation for the conception, design, and deployment of intelligent systems directed towards intelligence and autonomy. This unit introduces you to the fundamental concepts of artificial intelligence in the three prominent areas of fuzzy systems, artificial neural networks, and evolutionary computation. You will be introduced to topics of genetic algorithms, evolutionary programming, and genetic programming. You will also be introduced to the most commonly used neural network paradigms. You will learn the concepts of fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic, and approximate reasoning, as part of fuzzy systems. The theoretical concepts will be reinforced with hands-on experience during computer lab tutorials.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: COIT20245 Introduction to Programming


Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 30%
2. Written Assessment 25%
3. Written Assessment 45%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 53.85% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Students appreciated the fact that this unit introduced the three areas of computational intelligence - evolutionary, neural, and fuzzy.
Recommendation
Maintain the current topic and contents.
Action Taken
The current topic and contents have been maintained.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Provide more explanations in tutorials for the example source code given.
Recommendation
Inform teaching team to provide walk through of some of the example solutions.
Action Taken
Some example solutions had been explained and walked through during tutorials.
Source: Self reflection
Feedback
Add more examples in the tutorial questions.
Recommendation
Students were very eager and engaged to work with examples related to the theory. Hence, more examples can be added to the tutorial questions.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Model internal representation, performance criteria, and computational components identifying elements of authentic problems to apply neural, fuzzy or evolutionary computation
  2. Create effective and efficient computational intelligence solutions to authentic problems
  3. Evaluate the solution to a computational intelligence problem, analysing the merits and demerits of the chosen approach
  4. Investigate the potential to enhance the model using one or more computational intelligence techniques.

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA provides a consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is adopted by organisations, governments, and individuals in many countries and is increasingly used when developing job descriptions and role profiles.

ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html.

This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA. The SFIA code is included:

  • Data modelling and design (DTAN)
  • Software design (SWDN)
  • Programming/Software Development (PROG)
  • Testing (TEST)
  • Application Support (ASUP)

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment