FIT5186 - Intelligent systems - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Information Technology

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Chung-Hsing Yeh

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


Fundamental mathematics


This unit is only available to students enrolled in the double award Master International/Master of Information Technology Systems with South East University, China


This unit introduces main techniques widely used in intelligent software systems to students in the Master of Information Technology Systems course with the Network Computing major. Specifically, it focuses on the techniques in relation to network structures. Main topics covered include neural network models, supervised learning and classification, unsupervised learning and clustering, fuzzy logic, intelligent decision analysis, optimum network flow modelling, and recommender systems.


On completion of this unit, students will have a knowledge and understanding of:

  1. Explain the principles and theoretical underpinning of intelligent systems
  2. Develop intelligent models and conduct experiments for solving a specific problem
  3. Describe and evaluate the advantages and limitations of intelligent models and techniques for solving a wide range of practical problems
  4. Analyse and evaluate current research developments in intelligent systems


Examination (2 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

  1. Contact hours for on-campus students:
    • Two hours of lectures
    • One 2-hour laboratory
  2. Additional requirements (all students):
    • A minimum of 8 hours independent study per week for completing lab and project work, private study and revision.

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