Leveraging insight and understanding from data is key to making effective decisions. This module will provide students with an understanding of the techniques that will enable them to gain actionable insight from their data.
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At a glance
- 27 Apr - 01 May 2020
- Duration5 days
- LocationCranfield University at Shrivenham
£1,300 - Accredited Short Course fee
Course structureThe module has an initial distance learning component, lasting three weeks, which will provide students with the background knowledge and understanding required for the course. The taught phase of the module, lasting 5 days, will contain a mixture lectures, research case studies and group working.
What you will learn
Upon successful completion of this course students will 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.
- data mining,
- machine learning,
- big data,
- data visualisation.
Upgrade to a professional qualification
After successful completion of this Accredited Short Course, 10 credit points can be put towards either the Cyber Defence and Information Assurance MSc, Cyberspace Operations MSc, Information Capability Management MSc or Defence and Security (Technology) MSc.
Find out more about short course credit points.
Who should attend
This module is suitable for those involved in the leveraging data for business decisions, in addition to those involved in the storage and management of data.
- Dr. Duncan Hodges
- Guest lecturers
A limited number of MOD sponsored places are available.
Location and travel
Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) is a Cranfield School based at the Ministry of Defence establishment on the Oxfordshire/Wiltshire borders.
Shrivenham itself lies in the picturesque Vale of the White Horse, close to the M4 motorway which links London and South Wales. It is 7 miles from Swindon, the nearest town, which lies off the M4 at the hub of Britain’s motorway network.
Bath, Cheltenham, Bristol and Oxford are all within an hour’s drive and London less than two hours away by car.
All visitors must be pre-booked in at reception by the person they are visiting on the campus.
Some Cranfield University short courses are delivered at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham which is a Ministry of Defence (MoD) site. All applicants to courses that are wholly or partially delivered at Shrivenham, must hold a security clearance to UK Government’s Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) level or higher.
Applicants who do not hold this level of security will be asked to complete a BPSS clearance application, if attending for more than 10 days in any one year. If attending for less than 10 days in any one year, the BPSS clearance will not be required, but the completed short course application form will be passed to the MoD for vetting.
This information will be returned by the MoD to Cranfield University after checks are completed and copies will not be retained by the MoD. BPSS checks may involve confirmation of the following:
- Identity (such as photo ID)
- Nationality, including Dual and immigration status
- Employment/academic history (covering the past three years)
- Criminal record (unspent convictions only).
This process may be revised from time to time dependent on national security requirements. For more details, please consult the BPSS Guidance. It will take additional time to process your BPSS clearance application once you have completed your course application.
PLEASE NOTE: The MoD has ultimate discretion over admission to the Shrivenham site. If you are not able to access the Shrivenham site because of a failure to meet security clearance requirements, your application to attend the short course will be declined.
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