Studying online

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Unit Overview


This unit focuses on deriving insights from data and presenting these in ways which can be interpreted within a business context. Students will develop an understating of database theory and apply SQL to interrogate data. In addition the unit covers introduction to Business Intelligence concepts and students gain familiarity with Microsoft Power BI. Data security, ethical use of data and privacy issues will be discussed.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) describe a range of advanced technologies appropriate for database management and business intelligence; (2) develop a hands-on capacity to apply data modelling, SQL and BI methods; (3) assess the potential to apply database management and BI techniques in business and administrative contexts; (4) compare various database, data warehouse and BI technology approaches to solving business problems; and (5) interpret the output of data modelling and BI techniques in a business context.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) applications

; (2) reading report; and (3) project. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Tristan Reed
Unit rules
Unit(s) INMT5518 Supply Chain Analytics
or Unit(s) BUSN5002 Fundamentals of Business Analytics
or Unit(s) BUSN5101 Programming for Business or equivalent
or Unit(s) CITS1401 Computational Thinking with Python or equivalent
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.