Data Analysis & Visualisation - Micro-credential

The Micro-credential will teach both principles and practice in order to avoid common visualisation errors which lead to inaccessible or misleading results. A programming-free module will be taught using different data analysis and visualisation tools.

Subjects taught

Tools will be taught from scratch, therefore, no prior knowledge of computer science or programming is required. Students will require access to a computer where they can install the required tools. The Micro-credential is taught using software and resources that are free and open source. The following Topics will be covered in the module:


Types & Process of Data Analysis
Data, Information & Knowledge
Fundamentals of Data Visualisation
Deep into Data Visualisation & Infographic
Data Visualisation Planning with Common Mistakes
Design Principles of Data Visualisation
Mapping Data (Quantitative & Qualitative Values)

Tools: Microsoft Excel, Tableau Public, Microsoft Power BI, Flourish

Data Summarisation Methods
Data handling methods
Creating Interactive Visualisations
Creating Stories with Data
Interactive Dashboard Designing

Entry requirements

Applicants must be over 21 years of age.

A Level 8 undergraduate, or Level 7 qualification with 3 years experience is required.

Applications can be considered using Recognition of Prior Learning.

No prior knowledge of computer science or programming is required.

Application dates

Applications open from 1st April 2023

From the 1st April you can apply for any University of Galway Micro-credential through our Online Application Portal.

When completing your application please make sure to apply under CPC 1 (Postgrad CPD in Software Engineering & Database Technologies) in the drop-down menu after selecting Standalone Module- Continuing Professional Development.

For this micro-credential, please copy and paste or type this into the text box under Module Name: CT5184


12 weeks

The mode of study for this Micro-credential is online - Asynchronous delivery module.

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