SIT292 - Linear Algebra for Data Analysis

Year: 2018 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Gleb Beliakov





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Contact hours:

Campus: 3 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 1 hour practical per week.

Cloud (online): 1 x 1 hour scheduled online workshop per week.


Linear algebra is the foundation for many sophisticated mathematical and computational methods. In SIT292 students will learn the basics of linear algebra, and solve systems of linear equations. This unit extends students ability apply mathematical formulae and to operate with complex mathematical objects. SIT292 introduces students to vector spaces, matrix theory, systems of linear equations and methods for solving them, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and their application to similarity of diagonal matrices. The techniques that students learn from this unit will enable them with the analysis of complex data and ensuring its reliability in studies of cryptography.


Three problem solving tasks (10%, 15%, 15%) 40%, examination 60%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve 50% of the total marks allocated for examination.

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