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Business Intelligence Tools and Techniques (ICT208)

Organisational Unit School of Engineering and Information Technology
Credit Points 4
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal
SGP1: TMB-internal
Description Business Intelligence (BI) is a set of outcomes aimed at facilitating improved decision making through the analysis and presentation of organisational data to decision makers. This unit explores the tools and methods used in BI,building upon your exposure to database theory in earlier units. Topics include: decision making, organisational data sources, data warehousing, data analysis, data and text mining, business performance management and BI presentation suites. Theories introduced are complemented by workshop sessions using various BI tools and techniques.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week.
Prerequisites ICT218/ICT285 Databases.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed ICT208 Commercial Computing may not enrol in this unit for credit.
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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