About this course
Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education
Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149
Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT. Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:
- select suitable analytics techniques for a variety of real-world scenarios and demonstrate a specialised understanding of their contextual strengths and limitations, to make a contribution to evidence-based practice
- synthesize and evaluate the factors involved in applying analytics solutions to real-world operational and strategic issues, including different interpretations of unstructured evidence
- create a design for the various components of an overall real-world analytics solution for completion by different members of an analytics project team.
- critique and demonstrate a specialised understanding of the issues involved in real-world operational or strategic applications of analytics and suggest enhancements that improve both the relevance of data that is collected, as well as compliance with current/future privacy requirements
- identify potential ethical issues in the application of an analytics approach, or solution, to a real-world scenario and analyse remedies that comply with the relevant professional code/s of conduct.
Students will be provided with the opportunity to practice and reinforce:
- high level written communication skills
- data manipulation and interpretation skills
- analytic, integration and problem-solving skills
- demonstration of competence in critical and conceptual thinking through report writing and online discussions
- Academic Distinction Graduates will have begun to develop evidence- and practice-based knowledge of analytics that can be applied across disciplines. They will demonstrate a foundational level of skill designing and conducting analytics activities, and communicating with clients and stakeholders. Graduates will have begun to develop as critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning.
- Active Citizenship Graduates will be prepared to contribute meaningfully to analytics thinking and practice in their professional and community contexts. They will understand the existence of multiple sets of values, how those affect the use of analytics, and how to make the values conversation an explicit component of the application of analytics.
- Integrity and Self-Awareness Graduates will be aware of existing professional standards and competencies for analytics practitioners. They will understand the importance of critically reflecting on their analytics applications and have set the foundation for a strong sense of intellectual integrity regarding analytics.