Applications open from 1st April 2024

Module Code: CT5184

Micro-credential Overview

This Micro-credential will cover analysis and visualisation to transform data into usable insight. It will use graphical data visualisation tools for fast insight without using software coding. It is a mix of theoretical and practical aspects of Data Analysis and Visualisation. The Micro-credential will teach both principles and practice in order to avoid common visualisation errors which lead to inaccessible or misleading results. A programming-free module will be taught using different data analysis and visualisation tools.

Tools will be taught from scratch, therefore, no prior knowledge of computer science or programming is required. Students will require access to a computer where they can install the required tools. The Micro-credential is taught using software and resources that are free and open source. The following Topics will be covered in the module:


    • Types & Process of Data Analysis
    • Data, Information & Knowledge
    • Fundamentals of Data Visualisation
    • Deep into Data Visualisation & Infographic
    • Data Visualisation Planning with Common Mistakes
    • Design Principles of Data Visualisation
    • Mapping Data (Quantitative & Qualitative Values)


Tools: Microsoft Excel, Tableau Public, Microsoft Power BI, Flourish

  • Data Summarisation Methods
  • Data handling methods
  • Creating Interactive Visualisations
  • Creating Stories with Data
  • Interactive Dashboard Designing

On the successful conclusion of this module, learners will be able to:

  • Design effective Data Visualisation according to Design Principles
  • Select and apply appropriate data visualisation methods.
  • Carry out common data manipulations including pivots, dealing with missing data, and achieving tidy data.
  • Use modern data tools to consume data in multiple formats.
  • Select and apply appropriate data summarisation methods.

Start Date

Academic Year 2024/25, Semester TBC

Mode of Study and Assessment 

The mode of study for this Micro-credential is online - Asynchronous delivery module. Assessment will be 100% continuous. 

NFQ Level and ECTS

Level 9


Application Process

From the 1st April, 2024 you can apply for any University of Galway Micro-credential through our Online Application Portal

When completing your application please make sure to apply under CPC 1 (Postgrad CPD in Software Engineering & Database Technologies) in the drop-down menu after selecting Standalone Module- Continuing Professional Development.

For this micro-credential, please copy and paste or type this into the text box under Module Name: CT5184

For more details, watch our tutorial on the Micro-credentials application process here

Course Fees


Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must be over 21 years of age.
  • A Level 8 undergraduate, or Level 7 qualification with 3 years experience is required.
  • Applications can be considered using Recognition of Prior Learning.
  • No prior knowledge of computer science or programming is required.

Contact Information

If you have any queries please email:

Module Lecturer: 

Dr. Mamoona Asghar,
School of Computer Science,
University of Galway

Data Analysis and

Data Analysis and Visualisation |   Past Student

That was a fantastic learning experience with Dr. Mamoona. I am fully satisfied with up grading my skills on data analysis.