Data-led Decision Support and Artificial Intelligence - ICM-DLDS

Technology School
3 weeks guided study, 5 days contact time (residential), 3 weeks assessed coursework. 

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About this course

This short course is a module from the Information Capability Management (ICM) PgCert, PgDip, MSc course. It is delivered by Cranfield University on behalf of the Technology School, Defence Academy.

The aim of this module is to provide an understanding of the processes by which organisations and individuals can gain insight and actionable intelligence from data.

What you will learn

The syllabus covers:
  • information visualisation
  • data mining pipeline
  • big data models for exploring data
  • data analytics 

How will this course help my career?

This course will support the development of agile information professionals, enabling you to be more effective in the development of information systems.

On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:
  • design appropriate visualisations based on user requirements
  • appraise current practices for decision support in organisations
  • contrast methods of analysing data to enable business intelligence
  • assess the appropriateness of big data models for generating insight
Completion of this module will earn 10 credits towards an Information Capability Management named award (PgCert, PdDip or MSc).

This module is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).

Before you attend

A first or second class Honours degree, or equivalent, in science, engineering or mathematics.  Alternatively, a lesser qualification together with appropriate work experience may be acceptable.

You must complete the Foundations of Information Systems module first.

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Industry
  • Internationals
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Partners Across Government (PAG)

How will I learn?

Classroom, Online

How will you be assessed?

Assessed coursework.

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