Online Microcredential in IT & Computer Science

Introduction to Data Visualisation with Python

Boost your career as you gain the in-demand skills to program and visualise data using Python with this online microcredential.

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University of AberdeenUniversity of Aberdeen

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Develop your Python programming skills

Python is one of the most used programming languages across various industries. Because of its widespread use, Python knowledge and skills can open doors to many career opportunities. 

On this microcredential, you’ll learn how to use Python for more than just programming. You’ll gain a deep understanding of the Python programming language and learn how to extract useful insights from complex data. 

Guided by university computer scientists, you’ll master the basics of Python programming, no matter what your prior experience. 

Learn how to use Python to write programs

As you learn how to program in Python, you’ll delve into Python libraries such as NumPy, pandas, and Dash. 

Armed with this knowledge, you’ll be able to read and write code in Python, create and write short programs, use standard Python libraries to process and visualise data, and perform basic data clean up. 

Gain insights from data presentation and visualisation 

With your knowledge of Python libraries, you’ll be able to access, analyse, and gain insight into data from a range of sources.

You’ll also enhance your data presentation and visualisation skills as you learn how to present complex data into easily readable insights for different stakeholders. 

Advance your data skills

Next, you’ll explore real-world data examples to help you develop practical skills.

Through this exploration, you’ll learn how to access data from various sources, perform data clean-up, and adopt good programming practice. 

Learn how to present data from different data sources

By the end of the microcredential, you’ll be able to apply your skills and gain insights into information hidden within data.

You’ll also master the art of presenting data effectively from different data sources.

How will the data visualisation and Python skills help in my career?

Data visualisation is crucial in helping decision-makers make more informed and accurate decisions.

With your Python and data visualisation skills, you’ll become an asset in any workforce by transforming complex data into valuable insights. These skills are in-demand across many different industries, making your career options broad. 

Will I receive university credits?

Yes, you’ll receive 10 university credits from the University of Aberdeen. You can then use these credits towards further study.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed online through a series of programming exercises related to each section of the course. These will usually be weekly.

Are you eligible for this microcredential?

There are no entry requirements for this microcredential however, the course is delivered at master’s level and so we recommend you have at least:

  • a 2:2 (second-class) undergraduate degree
  • or relevant experience that supports this level of study.

We recommend that non-native English speakers have a minimum of a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent.

Is this microcredential right for you?

This microcredential is for anyone interested in extracting valuable insights from data and gaining sought-after Python skills.


What happens before, during, and after your microcredential

  • Course

    Introduction to Data Visualisation with Python

    Boost your career as you gain the in-demand skills to program and visualise data using Python with this online microcredential.

    8 weeks

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