Skip to 0 minutes and 4 secondsMICHAEL NIEMANN: What makes a data scientist?
Skip to 0 minutes and 6 secondsDIANNE COOK: What can data tell us about our world?
Skip to 0 minutes and 8 secondsMICHAEL NIEMANN: What underpins data-driven decisions?
Skip to 0 minutes and 10 secondsDIANNE COOK: These are the questions at the heart of the field of data science.
Skip to 0 minutes and 13 secondsMICHAEL NIEMANN: Hi, I'm Michael Niemann. I'm a lecturer in data science in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University.
Skip to 0 minutes and 20 secondsDIANNE COOK: I'm Dianne Cook, Professor of Business Analytics in the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics at Monash University. In this course, you'll be introduced to the fundamental techniques used by professionals in the field of data science. You'll learn data analysis workflow, data wrangling, and plotting data, which lay the foundation for more advanced techniques like statistical modelling, regression, and decision trees, sentiment analysis, and working with big data.
Skip to 0 minutes and 47 secondsMICHAEL NIEMANN: Being able to effectively work with a variety of data types and sources and then tell a story that informs decision making is crucial. In this course, you'll have the opportunity to hone your data science skills alongside other learners as you complete practical programming exercises that reflect scenarios from the world around us. You'll gain the expertise needed to develop your own interactive dashboard that tells a data-driven story about a topic that matters to you.
Skip to 1 minute and 17 secondsDIANNE COOK: This course is jointly offered by the Monash School of Business and the Faculty of Information Technology. Learners who successfully complete the course and meet the Monash entry criteria can receive one unit or six credit points of academic credit towards a relevant Monash Master's Degree in Business Analytics or IT.
Skip to 1 minute and 36 secondsMICHAEL NIEMANN: This course is intended for anyone interested in developing skills in the industry standard tools and techniques and enhancing their ability to use data to inform decision making. That said, we'd highly recommend that you've studied an undergraduate unit in statistics.
Skip to 1 minute and 51 secondsDIANNE COOK: So if you're ready to complete further study with a university that is ranked among the best in the world, then we encourage you to join us in this course from Monash University.