This course was really interesting and fun. Although there is a fair bit of statistics at the start, the programming exercises in the practicals give you a really good insight into the different methods of machine learning. I found the assessment not to be too time consuming however still challenging. I did the summer course CSSE3080 just before this which covered some of the material in this course so the first few weeks were pretty easy. Marcus is approachable and very reasonable with assessment. The assignments can mostly be done in the practicals. I found the reading assignments really interesting and were reasonably easy marks. The exam was challenging however similar to previous years. Leading into this course the programming subjects i had done were CSSE1001, CSSE2010, CSSE3080. As long as you are comfortable with MATLAB and linear algebra though you wouldn't need that much programming experience. Awesome course, definitely recommend it!!
Semester 1 - 2016
BE Electrical Engineering
Is lecture attendance necessary?
Yes if you want a good mark
Is the textbook necessary?
Marcus is very approachable, happy to answer questions, so are his tutors
gives really good insight into the "real world" applications of machine learning
Practicals are really useful, learnt most through them