Data analytics

Choose a course in data and analytics to create change using numbers.

Do statistics give you a buzz? Are you more interested in numbers than the average Joe? A future in data and analytics could be the right path for you.

Statistics tell us much more ‘how much’ or ‘how many’. A successful data scientist understands that statistics tell stories. With these skills, analytics professionals can help a range of organisations, across various industries.

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What is data analytics?

As you’ll learn with a course in data and analytics, data analysis is the art of interrogating data to uncover useful insights. Think of it like using a variety of special tools to clean and transform data, before pulling out a magnifying glass to reveal game-changing information.

The end result? Numbers that tell organisations and people what they need to do next for the outcome they desire—whether that be to make sales, save lives, increase clicks and more.

Learn to use data to:

  • Answer questions and unlock opportunities.
  • Understand what happened in the past.
  • Predict future actions and outcomes.

Topics covered:

  • Big data - A large volume of data that calls for specific tools to unpack it.
  • Data mining - Discovering patterns in big data that reveal insights.
  • Data visualisation - Graphics that allows others to understand the insights that data analysts see.
  • Predictive analytics - Using data to make predictions about the future.

Work in:

  • eCommerce
  • FMCG (Fast-moving consumer goods)
  • energy
  • finance
  • healthcare
  • insurance
  • logistics
  • manufacturing

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