Adaptive Business Intelligence - 2012

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Professional
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: None
  • Availability for 2012: Sess 1 , Sess 2 , Sess 3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (30%) , Assignment 2 (50%) - Learn more

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2012 Fees
Domestic 1,800.00
International 2,025.00

The unit provides resources that help you to understand complex business problems and their characteristics; why solutions might be impossible using conventional solutions; the principles of Artificial Intelligence (AI); and how and when to apply AI techniques to real business problems. The unit enables you to analyse and report on novel and complex business problems and construct solutions using high-level system architectures and designs.

On completion of the Adaptive Business Intelligence (ABI) subject you will understand the principles of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how and when to apply AI techniques to real business problems. You will be able to:

  1. influence organisation, customers, suppliers and peers within industry on contribution of specialisation
  2. work in a challenging range and variety of complex technical or professional work activities; work requires application of fundamental principles in a wide and often unpredictable range of contexts
  3. understand relationship between specialism and wider customer/organisational requirements
  4. advise on the available standards, methods, tools and applications in own area of specialisation and can make correct choices from alternatives
  5. communicate effectively, formally and informally, with colleagues, subordinates and customers
  6. have clear understanding of the relationship between own area of responsibility/specialisation to the employing organisation and takes customer requirements into account when making proposals
  7. take initiative to keep skills up-to-date
  8. maintain awareness of developments in the industry
  9. demonstrate creativity and innovation in applying solutions for the benefit of the user
  10. maintain knowledge of specific technical specialisms
  11. provide detailed advice regarding their application, executes specialised tasks.
  • Assignment 1 (30%)
  • Assignment 2 (50%)
  • Online Discussion (20%)

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

If you are completing this unit as a standalone unit (i.e. not part of the Computer Professional Education Program), you can waive the prerequisite.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction to Adaptive Business Intelligence
2Complex business problems
3Extended example: car distribution
4Adaptive business intelligence
5Prediction methods and models
6Optimisation techniques
7Fuzzy logic
8Neural networks
9Other methods and techniques
10Hybrid systems and adaptability
11Extended example: car distribution system
12Applying adaptive business intelligence

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Web links

Print based materials

  • Book of Readings

Online materials

  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

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