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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Co-requisites

have successfully completed or be enrolled in - Business Intelligence

Unit aim

Teaches students the tools and strategies to present data analytics insight in a clear and accessible manner to aid decision-making. Focuses heavily on practice-based learning where students repeat the cycle of practice, feedback and reflection. Targeted individual feedback will be provided by student peers and the teaching team.

Unit content

Role of data visualization in providing information insight.
Contemporary data visualization tools and techniques.
Data visualization best practices.
Translating quantitative data into accessible information.
Effective use of visualizations in reports and presentations.
Information-based communication and presentation skills.
Self-reflection for improving communication.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 understand the role of visualization in converting data into actionable information
2 demonstrate ability to utilize visualization tools and techniques
3 evaluate appropriate visualization tools and techniques to present data insight
4 effective communication skills to present information for decision-making
5 appraise own practices through self-reflection and feedback to improve communication skills.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. understand the role of visualization in converting data into actionable information
    • GA2:
  2. demonstrate ability to utilize visualization tools and techniques
    • GA2:
  3. evaluate appropriate visualization tools and techniques to present data insight
    • GA2:
  4. effective communication skills to present information for decision-making
    • GA6:
  5. appraise own practices through self-reflection and feedback to improve communication skills.
    • GA5:
    • GA6: