Information Analysis

Module summary

Module code: COMP1631
Level: 5
Credits: 15
School: Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department: Computing and Mathematical Sci.
Module Coordinator(s): Irfan Chishti

Specification

Pre and co requisites

IT literate with basic understanding of data manipulation.

Aims

This course aims to prepare students to work in the area of Information analysis by introducing them to the relevant technologies and equip them with skills in the design and development of analytical business information system using up-to-date software development tools.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
1 Explain, discuss and model different types of data required by business functions.
2 Explain and discuss the requirements of quality business information.
3 Design, implement and evaluate an Analytic Business Information System.

Indicative content

This course will cover a range of subject areas, including but not limited to:
• The processes involved in eliciting information from data
• Different types of data models, and database design
• Querying and Manipulating Data Using SQL
• Designing and developing Data Warehouses
• Analyzing data using Pivot tables
• Building Visualization to identifying trends from transactional data
• Turning data into actionable information
• Key attributes of data quality
• Building a prototype of analytic business information system