CSC-20069 - Visualisation for Data Science
Coordinator: Sangeeta Sangeeta Tel: +44 1782 7 33079
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24


Available as a Free Standing Elective





CSC-10058 Introduction to Data Science I
CSC-10060 Introduction to Data Science II

Barred Combinations


Description for 2023/24

The information age is characterised by large amounts of data generated as part of an ever-widening range of day-to-day activities. When properly analysed this data can lead an organisation to better decision-making, insight, and competitive advantage.
The module aims to equip learners with an appropriate understanding of the use of Data Analytics within areas such as health, security, science and business. The module also aims to equip learners with a variety of Data Visualisation techniques to make sense of the emergence and growth of big data.

This module aims to explore how organisations can use data analytics and how this relates to the information needs of different stakeholders. It will also cover different data visualisation techniques and explore evaluation and application of the most appropriate visualisations for a given situation, explaining the benefits and limitations.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Compare contemporary uses and theoretical concepts from the academic literature in big data and their impact on areas such as business intelligence: 1
Apply data analytics and produce appropriate visualisations and reports for a given authentic case study to enable analysis and decision making in either a business or academic research context: 1

Study hours

20 hours (approx) supported practical activities.
10 hours of online lectures with associated guided reading.
Independent Learning 120 hours.

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Coursework weighted 100%
Students are provided with a set of raw data and must then evaluate appropriate data analytics and visualisation techniques which they then use to produce a set of visualisations that enable conclusions to be drawn by a manager/researcher. Students will produce a short report for a particular audience, containing justifications for the approach that they have taken a set of visualisations and related code and development documentation. The report should be the equivalent of 3,000 words.